The Amnion and the Umbilical Cord: Structure and Function


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What is the space surrounding an embryo inside the mother's body called?

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1. Which of the following is FALSE of the amnion?

2. The tube that brings nutrients and oxygen from the placenta to the fetus is called the_____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to find out what you know about the function and structure of the amnion and umbilical cord. To pass this quiz, you'll have to be able to define key vocabulary terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test your memory of the following terms:

  • Amnion
  • Placenta
  • Umbilical cord
  • Prenatal environment
  • Amniocentesis

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the space surrounding a baby inside the womb and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the act of taking fluid from the amniotic sac
  • Reading comprehension - understand the most important elements of the related lesson about the amnion and umbilical cord

Additional Learning

The supplementary lesson, The Amnion and the Umbilical Cord: Structure and Function, can give you more details about this topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define protective elements in the womb
  • Learn about the purpose of amniotic fluid
  • Understand the umbilical cord's effect on the belly button