High School Biology : Understanding Properties of Connective Tissue

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Example Question #1 : Understanding Properties Of Connective Tissue

Which of the following roles does connective tissue NOT fill?

Possible Answers:

Transport of important substances throughout the body

Support of internal organs

Relay of electrical signals

Protection of internal organs

Correct answer:

Relay of electrical signals

Explanation:

Relay of electrical signals is performed by the nervous system, not by connective tissue. 

Example Question #2 : Understanding Properties Of Connective Tissue

Which of the following is an example of the function of connective tissue?

Possible Answers:

Contracting to generate force

None of these answers

Binding organs together

Detecting changes in the environment

Covering body surfaces

Correct answer:

Binding organs together

Explanation:

Connective tissue is responsible for binding organs together and is defined by a set of common cells suspended in an extracellular matrix. Blood, bone, adipose, and ligaments are all considered connective tissue.

Epithelial tissue covers body surfaces, nervous tissue detects changes in the environment, and muscular tissue generates force by contracting.

Example Question #3 : Understanding Properties Of Connective Tissue

Which of the following is not a function of connective tissue?

Possible Answers:

All of these are functions of connective tissue

Energy storage

Binding organs together

Protection of body organs

Supporting body organs

Correct answer:

All of these are functions of connective tissue

Explanation:

Connective tissue has a wide variety of functions, including all of the given answer options. Along with epithelial tissue, connective tissue is one of the more versitile tissues in the body. Bone, cartilage, and fibrous connective tissue provide support and protection to organs. Loose connective tissue and fibrous connective tissue are common components of basement membranes and connective structures that bind organs together; ligaments and tendons perform similar functions for muscle and bone connections. Adipose tissue (fat) is used to store energy for long periods.

Example Question #11 : Connective Tissue

Which of the following is true of connective tissue?

Possible Answers:

Cells are separated by a large amount of extracellular material

Cells are tightly packed together

It is responsible for producing many hormones

It does not contain any blood vessels

None of these 

Correct answer:

Cells are separated by a large amount of extracellular material

Explanation:

Connective tissue is mostly extracellular material, with cells scattered sparsely throughout. One of the main components of the extracellular material involved in most connective tissue is collagen, a fibrous protein that plays a structural role. 

Example Question #12 : Connective Tissue

Which of the following is a type of connective tissue cell?

Possible Answers:

Plasma cell

White blood cell

Fibroblast

All of these

Adipocyte

Correct answer:

All of these

Explanation:

Most connective tissue cells are fibroblasts (fiber-producing cells), which secrete the proteins that comprise the extracellular matrix. All blood cells are considered connective tissue, including white blood cells and plasma cells (mature B-lymphocytes). Adipocytes (fat cells) are responsible for connecting and surrounding body organs, and providing structural support, as well as storing energy for the body. 

Example Question #251 : Tissues, Organs, And Organ Systems

Which of the following is not a type of blood cell?

Possible Answers:

Thrombocyte

Neutrophil

Leukocyte 

Pinocyte

Erythrocyte

Correct answer:

Pinocyte

Explanation:

Blood cells, also called hematocytes, fall into three general categories: red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets (thrombocytes).  

Erythrocytes primarily carry oxygen and collect carbon dioxide through hemoglobin. Leukocytes are involved in the immune system, defending the body against infections and foreign materials. One type of leukocyte is a neutrophil. Thrombocytes are very small cell fragments that are involved in hemostasis (stopping bleeding) and the formation of blood clots.

Pinocytes do not exist. However there is a mechanism called pinocytosis by which cells ingest extracellular fluid and its contents.  

 

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