Receptors of the Back of the Eye: Retina, Rods, Cones & Fovea


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The depression located near the center of your retina is called the:

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1. Which of the following is the correct order for the path of light as it enters the eye?

2. Why are rods associated with peripheral vision?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your comprehension of the photoreceptors of the eye. Practice questions ask you to distinguish between the various photoreceptors and identify their functions and locations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your understanding of the following:

  • Characteristics of rods and cones
  • Part most responsible for night vision
  • Eye part most associated with peripheral vision

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you test these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about vision in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast peripheral vision and color vision
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding receptors

Additional Learning

For more understanding of how the eye works, review the lesson Receptors of the Back of the Eye: Retina, Rods, Cones & Fovea. Objectives covered include:

  • Identify the retina
  • Describe the function of rods
  • Understand the roles of cones and the fovea