Best 36 Tissue MCQ Questions with Answers

Best 36 Tissue MCQ Questions with Answers

Tissue MCQ

1) Each of the following is a primary tissue type except one. Identify the exception.

A) Muscle tissue
B) nervous tissue
C) Bone tissue
D) Connective tissue
E) Epithelial tissue

2) Epithelial cells that are adapted for absorption or secretion usually have_____ at their free surface.

A) many mitochondria
B) nuclei
C) microvilli
D) Golgi complexes
E) junctional complexes

3) A type of intercellular connection in which the outermost portions of the two cell membranes have a tight seal together is termed as

A) tight junction
B) gap junction
C) intermediate junction
D) desmosome
E) none of the above

4) Dead skin cells are shed in thick sheets because the strong links are held together by anchoring junctions called

A) gap junctions
B) intermediate junctions
C) tight junctions
D) desmosomes
E) junctional complexes

5) The basic shapes of epithelial cells include all but which of the following?

A) stratified
B) squamous
C) cuboidal
D) columnar
E) All of the above are correct shapes

6) The type of epithelium that is found lining internal body compartments, blood vessels, and lungs is

A) simple squamous
B) stratified squamous
C) simple cuboidal.
D) stratified cuboidal
E) transitional

7) The type of epithelium found where absorption or secretion takes place and is found in the kidney tubules is

A) simple squamous
B) simple cuboidal
C) stratified squamous
D) transitional
E) pseudostratified squamous

8) Simple Cuboidal Epithelium can be found

A) at the surface of the skin
B) lining the trachea
C) lining blood vessels
D) lining the ovaries
E) lining the air sacs of the lungs

9) A Transitional Epithelium can be found

A) lining the urinary bladder
B) lining the ducts that drain sweat glands
C) lining kidney tubules
D) lining the stomach
E) at the surface of the skin

10) One would find Pseudostratified Columnar Epithelium lining the

A) upper respiratory tract
B) intestines
C) heart
D) surface of the skin
E) stomach

11) Which of the following is a type of secretion in which some cytoplasm is lost with the product & is found in the mammary glands?

A) holocrine
B) merocrine
C) apocrine
D) mucous
E) None of these

12) Functions of connective tissue include

A) establishing a structural framework for the body
B) transporting fluids and dissolved materials.
C) protecting delicate organs
D) storing energy reserves
E) all of the above

13) Cells that store fat are called

A) fibroblasts
B) macrophages
C) adipose cells
D) mast cells
E) melanocytes

14) The dominant (strongest) fiber type is dense fibrous connective tissue (Areolar) is

A) collagen
B) elastic
C) actin
D) myosin
E) cartilage

15) Chondrocytes are to cartilage as osteocytes are to

A) blood
B) fat
C) epithelium
D) bone
E) nervous tissue

16) The muscle tissue which shows no striations is

A) skeletal muscle
B) smooth muscle
C) cardiac muscle
D) voluntary muscle
E) multinucleated muscle

17) The muscle that is located in the walls of hollow internal organs is

A) skeletal muscle
B) smooth muscle
C) cardiac muscle
D) voluntary muscle
E) multinucleate muscle

18) The neuron is made up of all of the following EXCEPT

A) cell body
B) dendrites
C) an axon
D) nucleus
E) a synapse

19) Salivating is an example of what type of secretion?

A) Merocrine/Eccrine
B) Holocrine
C) Apocrine
D) Serous
E) Endocrine

20) Cells that remove damaged cells or pathogens from connective tissue are

A) fibroblasts
B) adipocytes
C) melanocytes
D) macrophages
E) mast cells

21) Skeletal muscle differs from the other two types of muscle tissue in that skeletal muscle

A) has visible striations
B) has only one nucleus per cell
C) is the only muscle tissue controlled voluntarily
D) contains actin and myosin filaments
E) forms muscle fibers

22) Close examination of an organ reveals a lining of several layers of cells. The layers are avascular and can regenerate well. One surface of the cells is open to the internal cavity of the organ and protection and absorption are its functions. This tissue is probably

A) epithelium
B) muscle
C) nervous
D) connective tissue
E) fat tissue

23) Types of epithelial tissue include all of the following EXCEPT

A) cartilage
B) simple squamous
C) glandular
D) pseudostratified columnar
E) transitional

24) Types of muscle tissue include

A) skeletal, smooth, and fibrous
B) simple squamous, adipose, and smooth
C) skeletal, smooth, and cardiac
D) bone, elastic connective, and simple columnar
E) fibrous connective, stratified squamous, and skeletal

25) Ligaments attach

A) Muscle to Bone
B) Bone to Bone
C) Muscle to Muscle
D) Tendons to Muscle

26) Examples of fibrous connective tissue include

A) Tendons
B) Salivary glands
C) Respiratory passages
D) Ligaments.
E) A and D only

27) Sebaceous gland of the skin is a type of

(a) Apocrine gland
(b) Merocrine gland
(c) Holocrine gland

28) Haversian system is the characteristic feature in the histology of

(a) Muscle
(b) Bone
(c) Cartilage

29) Which of the following muscle tissues can be controlled voluntarily

(a) Smooth
(b) Cardiac
(c) Skeletal

30) Schwann cells are present in

(a) Nervous tissue
(b) Muscle tissue
(c) Connective tissue

31) The first stage of healing is

(a) Proliferation
(b) Inflammation
(c) Maturation

32) One of the following is not the basic type of tissue according to function and structure

(a) Epithelial tissue
(b) Bone tissue
(c) Muscular tissue
(d) Nervous tissue

33) One of the following is not the primary germ layer

(a) Protoderm
(b) Ectoderm
(c) Endoderm
(d) Mesoderm

34) If the lining of an organ produces and releases mucus, which of the following cells would likely be found in the tissue lining the organ?

(a) Goblet cells
(b) Mast cells
(c) Macrophages
(d) Fibroblasts

35) The ciliated variety of pseudostratified columnar epithelium is found in

(a) Upper respiratory tract
(b) Gastrointestinal tract
(c) Gland ducts
(d) Male urethra

36) Which of the following tissues lines the urinary bladder?

(a) Pseudostratified columnar epithelium
(b) Stratified columnar epithelium
(c) Transitional epithelium
(d) Nonciliated simple columnar epithelium

Read: Skeletal System MCQ with answers

FAQ on Tissue

……………..are the bone-forming cells.


……..are the bone-building cells and the bone destroying cells are……………

Osteoblasts; Osteoclasts

The lining of the kidney is by………….. epithelium.


The lacrimal glands are…………….glands.


The largest gland in the body is…….


The science which deals with the study of tissue is called……..


Glands are formed by…… tissue.


Specialized fat-storing connective tissue is called………. tissue.


Three types of muscle tissue are………………

Skeletal, Cardiac, and Smooth muscle tissues

Nervous tissue is composed of………………and………………

Neurons; Neuroglia

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