Each chapter has about 75 to 90 self-testing questions in various formats and three levels of difficulty: recall, description, and analysis or application. The ability to recall terms and facts is tested by 20 multiple choice and sentence completion questions in the chapter review. The ability to describe concepts is tested by the "Before You Go On" questions at the ends of the chapter subdivisions, totaling about 20 to 30 such questions per chapter. The ability to analyze and apply ideas and to relate concepts in different chapters to each other is tested by an average of 5 "Think About It" questions at intervals throughout each chapter, 5 "Testing Your Comprehension" essay questions at the end of the chapter, 10 "True/False" questions in the chapter review that require the student to analyze why the false statements are untrue, and usually 5 questions per chapter in the figure legends, prompting the student to analyze or extrapolate from information in the illustrations. A great number and variety of additional questions are available to students at the Online Learning Center.
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.