Types of Muscle Tissue: Skeletal, Cardiac & Smooth


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All of the following terms describe a type of muscle tissue EXCEPT _____.

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1. Which of the following are the contractile proteins responsible for muscle contraction?

2. Gene is assigned a lab project for his class focusing on muscle tissue. The instructor gave Gene slides with different muscle tissue, and he has to correctly label each slide. He inserts the first slide under the microscope. How could Gene determine that the slide he is looking at is smooth muscle tissue?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Utilize this quiz and corresponding worksheet that will help gauge your knowledge of the types of muscle tissue. To pass the quiz you'll need to identify types of muscle tissue as well as the contractile proteins responsible for muscle contraction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Types of muscle tissue
  • Functions of sarcomeres
  • Functions of skeletal muscle
  • Characteristics of cardiac and smooth muscle

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding sarcomeres and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about contractile proteins
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related muscle tissue lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about what gets us where we need to go, review the corresponding lesson on the Types of Muscle Tissue. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what muscle tissue does in our body
  • Identify the three types of muscle tissue
  • Describe the characteristics and functions of different muscle tissue
  • Explain the difference between smooth and cardiac muscle