The Pharynx & Larynx: Definition & Terms


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The entrance to the larynx is closed by the ________ during ________.

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1. The voice box is the common name for the:

2. The throat is the common term for the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your level of understanding about the larynx and pharynx. Subjects you will need to know in order to fully comprehend the lesson include terms related to this area of the body as well as the functions of the nasopharynx.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to assess your knowledge of terminology for:

  • Cartilage that closes the entrance to the larynx
  • The throat
  • A part located directly behind the mouth
  • The voice box

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the pharynx or larynx and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the functions of the nasopharynx
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the entrance to the larynx

Additional Learning

To comprehend information about the larynx and pharynx, review the related lesson called The Pharynx & Larynx: Definition and Terms. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Identify how the throat is divided into three sections and the function of each section
  • Learn about what the vocal cords are technically called and their purpose
  • Distinguish between the epiglottis and glottis