Histology Testbank: Respiratory System 4

Instructions: For each histology question, pick the one best answer. This histology test bank is also useful for the histology questions on the USMLE (USMLE step 1). Click here for answers and detailed explanations.

Which cartilage of the larynx is made of elastic cartilage?
a. Thyroid cartilage
b. Cricoid cartilage
c. Arytenoid cartilage
d. Epiglottis
e. Corniculate cartilage

Which cell is rarely found in the alveolus?
a. Clara cell
b. Type I pneumocyte
c. Type II pneumocyte
d. Dust cell
e. Brush cell

What are the alveolar pores called?
a. Pores of Luschka
b. Pores of Descemet
c. Pores of Mall
d. Pores of Kohn
e. Pores of Disse

What is the first portion of the respiratory tree where gas exchange can occur?
a. Alveolar duct
b. Alveoli
c. Alveolar sac
d. Respiratory bronchiole
e. Terminal bronchiole

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