How the Placenta Nourishes the Fetus


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Which of the following is a TRUE statement about the placenta?

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1. Which of the following could be considered the life line that connects the placenta to the fetus?

2. You could say that the placenta acts like the kidneys because it carries out this function.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this printable and interactive quiz/worksheet combo to gauge your understanding of the multiple functions of the placenta.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet test your understanding of the following:

  • How a fetus' waste is handled
  • Various defining characteristics of a placenta
  • Functions of a placenta
  • How the placenta is connected to the fetus
  • The similarity of the placenta to the kidneys

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the role of the placenta
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the relationship between the placenta and the fetus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the functions of the placenta

Additional Learning

To learn more about the functions of the fetus, review the short accompanying lesson on How the Placenta Nourishes the Fetus. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Discuss the source of the placenta, what it is and who provides it
  • Explain the value of the placenta acting like the kidneys
  • Comment on how the placenta acts like lungs
  • Talk about how glucose is used by a fetus