Pharynx: Anatomy & Definition Video


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The pharynx is part of which system?

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1. Which of the following is the most superior (uppermost) part of the pharynx?

2. Food travels from the mouth through the pharynx on its way to the _____~.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the pharynx with this quiz and worksheet combo. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the function of the pharynx and the different parts of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these anatomical assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Function of pharynx
  • Path food travels once swallowed
  • Parts of the pharynx
  • Number of coats that make up the pharynx
  • Larger system(s) the pharynx is a part of

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anatomy lesson on the pharynx
  • Distinguishing key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as oropharynx
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the parts of the pharynx

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to this crucial anatomical structure, read through the brief lesson titled Pharynx: Anatomy & Definition. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what the pharynx is
  • Locate the pharynx in the human body
  • Recall the three parts of the pharynx: nasopharynx, oropharynx, and laryngopharynx