The Placenta and the Fetus: Structure and Function


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Which of the following is NOT a true statement about the placenta?

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1. Which of the following contains mostly maternal cells?

2. Which of the following is a true statement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the function of the placenta and how the fetus depends on this structure. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include trophoblasts and maternal cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various characteristics of the placenta and fetus, including:

  • Embryonic-derived part of the placenta
  • Maternal cells
  • Information about maternal blood and the fetal bloodstream
  • Trophoblasts

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test out the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related placenta lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about trophoblasts
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about maternal cells

Additional Learning

To learn more about the placenta, review the corresponding lesson on The Placenta and Fetus: Structure and Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what the placenta is and what its functions are
  • Understand how blood and nutrients flow between the mother and the fetus
  • Review what trophoblasts are and how they are related to the placenta and nutrient transfer