Just Breathe: A Respiratory System Quiz
Made up of airways, lungs, muscles, and blood vessels, your respiratory system is the mechanism that lets you breathe. How much do you know about the respiratory system?
This covers your windpipe when you swallow.
The lungs and the windpipe were important symbols in this ancient culture:
The main muscle(s) you use to breathe is the:
- intercostal muscle
- abdominal muscle
Which one of your lungs is slightly smaller than the other?
- the left
- the right
- They are both the same size.
At rest, you exhale this amount of water per hour:
- 10.5 milliliters
- 5.5 milliliters
- 17.5 milliliters
This lines your air passages to keep your lungs clean.
Between the 1930s and 1950s, doctors believe this respiratory illness was purely psychological.
This animal can only breathe through its nose.
Alveoli are an important part of the respiratory system. How many alveoli do you have?
- 1 billion
- 300 million
Your lungs breathe in at least how many gallons of air a day?
An infection in your bronchial tubes is called:
As your cells use oxygen, your blood carries this back to your lungs:
- carbon monoxide
- carbon dioxide
The lungs are the only organs in the body that can float, because of your:
The lungs are divided into sections called lobes. How many lobes, in total, do your lungs have?
This is a bacterial infection that attacks the lungs.
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
This common respiratory disease is marked by symptoms like wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness.
This progressive disease prevents proper airflow in and out of your lungs.
The body's biggest user of oxygen is the:
How many people are diagnosed with lung cancer per year?
- 1.4 million
- 2 million
This keeps air passages moist and prevents irritants like dust from entering the lungs.