Types of Connective Tissue


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Which extracellular matrix material is found in both Fibrous Connective Tissue and Loose Connective Tissue?

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1. High tensile strength is a characteristic of:

2. A young person comes into a doctor's office with severe arthritis in his joints, floppy-looking ears and a strangely shaped nose. Based only on these three observations, what type of connective tissue is functioning abnormally in this person?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take a look at what holds it all together for us in our bodies! This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the types of connective tissues. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the kinds of connective tissues as well as knowing where collagen is found.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to review the following concepts:

  • Types of connective tissue
  • Where collagen is found
  • Tissue with high tensile strength
  • Type of cell which doesn't secrete extracellular matrix components
  • Identifying abnormally functioning connective tissue

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding where collagen is found and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of certain connective tissues
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson called Types of Connective Tissue to learn more about these special kinds of tissue. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what connective tissue is
  • Describe where the connective tissue is distributed
  • Identify the types of connective tissue in the body
  • Explain the main functions of connective tissue
  • Appreciate how chondrocytes give rise to cartilage