Types of Respiratory Conditions & Diseases


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Which of the following symptoms is seen in someone with the flu, but not in someone with a common cold?

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1. Which condition causes the airways of the lungs to narrow and swell making it hard to breathe without wheezing?

2. This condition causes airways to get clogged with mucus and is passed down through a family.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many diseases and chronic conditions that can affect the respiratory system, and this assessment will help test you about common respiratory infections. Some illnesses you will be tested on include the common cold, the flu, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and emphysema.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on the respiratory symptoms of:

  • The common cold
  • The flu
  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and assessment ensure students can practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as asthma and cystic fibrosis
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as symptoms of the common cold versus symptoms of the flu
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding diseases of the respiratory system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about emphysema and chronic bronchitis

Additional Learning

To learn more about illnesses that can affect the respiratory system, review the accompanying lesson titled Types of Respiratory Conditions & Diseases. The lesson covers the following learning objectives:

  • Define the respiratory system and its functions
  • Differentiate between the symptoms of the common cold and flu
  • Define pneumonia and how it affects the respiratory system
  • Understand the symptoms and triggers of asthma
  • Describe cystic fibrosis
  • Recognize the relationship between emphysema and chronic bronchitis