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Tonsil: Quiz


Question 1: Most commonly, the term "tonsils" refers to the ________ that can be seen in the back of the throat.
Head and neck anatomyLingual tonsilsPalatine tonsilLymphatic system

Question 2: Tonsils can become enlarged or inflamed (tonsillitis) and may be surgically removed in ________.
SurgeryICD-9-CM Volume 3TonsillectomyAdenoidectomy

Question 3: Like other organs of the lymphatic system, the tonsils act as part of the ________ to help protect against infection.
Toll-like receptorAdaptive immune systemImmune systemInnate immune system

Question 4: In older patients, asymmetric tonsils (also known as asymmetric tonsil hypertrophy) may be an indicator of virally infected tonsils, or tumors such as ________ or squamous cell carcinoma.
Hodgkin's lymphomaMultiple myelomaLymphomaLeukemia

Question 5: Tonsils tend to reach their largest size near ________, and they gradually undergo atrophy thereafter.
PubertySexual differentiationPrenatal developmentPregnancy

Question 6: The main substance is mostly ________, but they have a strong unpleasant odor because of hydrogen sulfide and methyl mercaptan and other substances.
CollagenLysyl hydroxylaseCollagen, type I, alpha 1Keratin

Question 7: In particular, they are believed to be involved in helping fight off pharyngeal and ________.
InfluenzaAcute pharyngitisSinusitisUpper respiratory tract infection


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