The Thyroid Gland: Functions, Calcitonin & TSH


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What role does iodine play in relation to the thyroid gland?

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1. Which of the following best describes the thyroid gland?

2. Which hormone is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland for the purpose of stimulating the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the thyroid gland. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include how to keep your thyroid gland healthy and important hormones in the body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on aspects of the thyroid, including:

  • The minerals that support a healthy thyroid gland
  • Hormones produced by the thyroid

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the thyroid gland
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the T3 and T4 hormones
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role of the thyroid gland

Additional Learning

To learn more about the thyroid, review the accompanying lesson called The Thyroid Gland: Functions, Calcitonin & TSH. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the thyroid's role in metabolism
  • Learn the location of the thyroid gland
  • Understand the roles of the hormones produced by the thyroid
  • Define terms related to the thyroid, such as calcitonin and thyroxine