What Are Mucous Membranes? - Definition & Explanation


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Mucous is the body's ability or tendency to do which one of the following?

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1. Which of the following is a function of mucus?

2. Which following is an incorrect statement about the role mucus plays in the digestive system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By using this printable worksheet and interactive quiz, you can measure your grasp of the value of mucus and how it affects the operation of various biological functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on your knowledge of the following:

  • The value of mucus to the respiratory system
  • Effects of Cystic Fibrosis
  • The relationship of mucus to mucous
  • The role of mucus in the digestive system

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz provide a chance for you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on mucous and mucus
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about mucus and mucous in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the functions of mucus and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about mucus

Additional Learning

To learn more about the nature of mucus, review the accompanying lesson entitled What is Mucous? - Definition & Explanation. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Talk about the various entities that produce mucus
  • Comment on where mucous membranes are found
  • Describe how some mucus can detect harmful viruses and bacteria
  • Explain how mucus actually protects the digestive system from itself
  • Talk about mucus functions in regard to the reproductive system
  • Investigate how and why mucus can change in color and consistency
  • Discuss what can ensue when excess mucus collects in the lungs or pancreas