Kidneys: Structure & Function - Quiz & Worksheet


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Where are your kidneys located?

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1. Each of your kidneys has about a million little filters. What are they called?

2. Which of the following is NOT a function of the kidneys?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following worksheet provides a detailed analysis and description of how the kidneys are structured and how they function. The interactive quiz will ask you questions pertaining to the biological facts behind these important organs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Where the kidneys are located
  • What the filters in the kidneys are called
  • The various functions of the kidneys
  • How they help change your blood pressure
  • Hormones that the kidneys produce to act as chemical messengers

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how the kidneys play a role in regulating blood pressure and filtering wastes in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as nephrons and hormones
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the structure, location, and function of kidneys

Additional Learning

To learn more about an organ that plays multiple important roles in the human body, review the corresponding lesson on the structure and function of kidneys. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discusses what the kidneys are
  • Examines how they filter and eliminate waste
  • Explores how the kidneys balance fluid levels in the body
  • Identifies their other functions, such as producing red blood cells