Macrophages, Killer Cells & Other Cells of the Innate Immune System


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NK Cells mainly kill _____.

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1. How are monocytes and macrophage related?

2. A white blood cell with a kidney shaped nucleus is most likely to be a(n) _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There's more to the immune system than just B and T cells and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the major cells of the innate immune system. Some things you'll be assessed on include the structure and function of phagocytes, natural killer cells and others.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Roles of NK (natural killer) and mast cells
  • Function of monocytes
  • Phagocytes' purpose

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiology lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to determine which cells are most fit for various immune system roles
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different types of immune system cells like monocytes, phagocytes, NK cells and mast cells

Additional Learning

To learn more about immunology, review the accompanying lesson titled Macrophages, Killer Cells & Other Cells of the Innate Immune System. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define innate immune system
  • Differentiate between innate and adaptive immune system
  • Define phagocyte
  • Compare and contrast the following cell types: monocyte, macrophage, mast cell, NK cell