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Samacheer Kalvi 9th Science Books English Medium Organisation of Tissues

Science : Chapter 18 : Organisation of Tissues

Section A

Ia. Match the following

1. SclereidsChlorenchyma
2. ChloroplastSclerenchyma
3. Simple tissueCollenchyma
4. Companion cellXylem
5. TrachiedsPhloem

Ans : 1 – B, 2 – A, 3 – C, 4 – E, 5 – D

Ib. Match the contents of Column I, II and III

Column IColumn IIColumn III
Columnar EpitheliumAbsorptionAnchoring of muscle
NeuronsBody frameworkSecretion
Areolar TissueGround substanceCiliated
EpitheliumStriated muscleVisceral tissue

Ans : 1 – A – C, 2 – C – A, 3 – A – B, 4 – D – E, 5 – F – F, 6 – E – D

II. Choose the correct answer.

1. A meristematic tissue consists of

  1. Immature cells which are in a state of division and growth
  2. Mature cells
  3. Non-living cells
  4. Sclerenchyma cells

Ans : Immature cells which are in a state of division and growth

2. The tissue composed of living thin walled polyhedral cell is

  1. Parenchyma
  2. Collenchyma
  3. Sclerenchyma
    None of above

Ans : Parenchyma

3. The fibres consists of

  1. Parenchyma
  2. Sclerenchyma
  3. Collenchyma
  4. None of above

Ans : Sclerenchyma

4. Chlorenchyma is known to develop in the

  1. cytoplasm of chlorella
  2. mycelium of a green mould such as aspergillus
  3. spore capsule of moss
  4. pollen tube of pinus.

Ans : spore capsule of moss

5. Companion cells are closely associated with

  1. sieve elements
  2. vessel elements
  3. Trichomes
  4. guard cells.

Ans : sieve elements

6. Which of the following is a complex tissue.

  1. parenchyma
  2. collenchyma
  3. xylem
  4. sclerenchyma

Ans : xylem

7. Aerenchyma is found in

  1. Epiphytes
  2. hydrophytes
  3. halophytes
  4. xerophytes

Ans : hydrophytes

8. Two long bones of the hand are dislocated in a person met who with an accident . Which among the following may be the possible reason.

  1. Tendon injury
  2. Break of skeletal muscle
  3. Ligament tear
  4. Rupture of Areolar tissue

Ans : Ligament tear

9. Unstraited muscles are found in

  1. Blood vessels
  2. Gastrointestinal tract
  3. Urinary bladder
  4. All of these

Ans : All of these

10. Which of the following is not found in a neuron?

  1. Sarcolemma
  2. Dendrite
  3. Neurolemma
  4. Axon

Ans : Sarcolemma

11. Long, unbranched multinucleated cells are

  1. Striated muscle cells
  2. Smooth muscles
  3. Cardiac muscles
  4. None of the above.

Ans : Striated muscle cells

12. White fibres of connective tissue are made up of

  1. Elastin
  2. Reticular fibres
  3. Collagen
  4. Myosin

Ans : Myosin

13. Brush bordered epithelium is found in

  1. Stomach
  2. Small intestine
  3. Fallopian tube
  4. Trachea

Ans : Fallopian tube

14. Smooth muscles occur in

  1. Uterus
  2. Artery
  3. vein
  4. All of the above.

Ans : All of the above.

15. Which muscles act involuntary?

(i) Striated muscles(ii) Smooth muscles
(iii) Cardiac muscles(iv) Skeletal muscles
  1. (i) and (ii)
  2. (ii) and (iii)
  3. (iii) and (iv)
  4. (i) and (iv)

Ans : (ii) and (iii)

16. Nerve cell does not contains

  1. Axon
  2. Nerve endings
  3. Tendons
  4. Dendrites

Ans : Tendons

17. Tendon connects

  1. Cartilage with muscles
  2. Bone with muscles
  3. Ligament with muscles
  4. Bone with bone.

Ans : Bone with bone.

18. In a certain type of cell division the diploid number of chromosome is reduced to half. This kind of division occurs in

  1. Testis
  2. Ovary
  3. Both ovary and testis
  4. All body cells.

Ans : Both ovary and testis

III. Fill in the blanks

1. The ___________________ tissues are made up of more than one type of cells and these wok together as a unit.

Ans : Complex

2. ____________________ tissues provides mechanical support to organs.

Ans : Collenchyma

3. Parenchyma, collenchyma, Sclerenchyma are ________________________ type of tissue.

Ans : : Simple tissue

4. _____________________ and ______________________ are complex tissues.

Ans : : Xylem and Phloem

5. Epithelial cells with cilia are found in ___________________________ of our body.

Ans : trachea of wind-pipe / bronchioles of respiratory tract/ kidney tubules / fallopian tubes of oviducts.

6. Lining of small intestine is made up of _______________________.

Ans : Epithelial tissue

7. The two types of skeletal connective tissues are ________________ and ________________.

Ans : Tendons and ligaments

8. Humans have 46 chromosomes. Their sperms and eggs will have ____________ chromosomes each.

Ans : 23

9. During pairing of chromosomes in meiosis,the _________________ chromosomes come to lie side by side.

Ans : homologous chromosomes

IV.State whether True or false. If false, write the correct statement

1. Epithelial tissue is protective tissue in animal body. ( True )

2. Epithelial layer does not allow regulation of materials between body and external environment. ( True )

3. Bone and cartilage are two types of areolar connective tissue. . ( False )

Ans : Bone and cartilage are two types of supportive connective tissue.

4. Striated and non- striated tissues are types of epithelial tissues. . ( False )

Ans : Striated and non- striated tissues are types of muscular tissues.

5. As growth occurs in an individual the skin cells divide only to replace such cells that are lost from the surface. . ( False )

Ans : As growth occurs in an individual the skin cells divide to replace such cells that are lost from the surface and also formation of more cells.

6. Parenchyma is a simple tissue. ( True )

7. Phloem is made up of Tracheids. ( False )

Ans : Xylem is made up of Tracheids.

8. Vessels are found in collenchymas. ( False )

Ans :  Vessels are found in xylem.

Section B

I. Very short answer questions

1. Give two types of Sclerenchyma.

  1. Fibres
  2. Sclereids

2. Name the components of xylem and phloem.\

Xylem components:

  • xylem tracheids
  • xylem fibres
  • xylem vessels
  • xylem parenchyma.

Phloem components:

  • Sieve elements
  • Companion cells.
  • Phloem fibres
  • Phloem parenchyma

3. Name the tissue that connects muscle to bone in humans.


4. Name tissue that stores fat in our body.

Adipocytes or Fat cell

5. Name the connective tissue with a fluid matrix.

Blood, Lymph

6. Name the tissue present in the brain.

Nervous tissue

II. Short answer Questions

1. What are intercalary meristems? How do they differ from other meristems?

It lies between the region of permanent tissues and is part of primary meristem which is detached due to formation of intermittent permanent tissues. It is found either at the base of leaf.

e.g. Pinus or at the base of internodes e.g. grasses.

2. How would you differentiate between meristematic and permanent tissue?

Meristematic tissue Permanent tissue
1. Component cells are small, spherical or polygonal and undifferentiatedComponent cells are large, differentiated with different shapes
2. Intercellular spaces absentIntercellular spaces present
3. Cell wall thin and elasticCell wall thick
4. Nucleus is large and prominentNucleus is less conspicuous
5. Cells grow and divide regularlyCells do not normally divide

3. What is complex tissue? Name the various kinds of complex tissues.

Complex tissues are made of more than one type of cells that work together as a unit. Common examples are xylem and phloem

4. Differentiate fibres from sclereids.

1. Elongated narrow thread likeUsually broad
2. End walls taperingEnd walls blunt
3. Occur in bundlesOccur singly
4. Narrow pitsDeep pits

5. Mention the most abundant muscular tissue found in our body.State its function

The most abundant muscular tissue found in our body is skeletal muscle or striated muscle.


Skeletal muscle:

  • These muscles are attached to the bones and are responsible for the body movements and are called skeletal muscles.
  • They work under our control and are also known as voluntary muscles.
  • They occur in the muscles of limbs (biceps and triceps of arms).
  • They undergo rapid contraction.

6. Which tissue is the main component of tendons and ligaments? How do they differ in function?

1. They are cord like, strong, structures that join skeletal muscles to bones.It is connect bones to bones.
2. Tendons have great strength and limited flexibility.They are highly elastic structures and have great strength
3. They consist of parallel bundles of collagen fibres, between which are present rows of fibroblasts.They contain very little matrix. They strengthen the joints and allow normal movement.

7. What are the fibres present in the matrix of loose connective tissue ?

collagen fibres, elastin fibres and fibroblast cells.

8. How are collagen fibres organized in dense connective tissues

Dense connective tissue is a fibrous connective tissue densely packed with fibres and fibroblasts. It is the principal component of tendons and ligaments.

9. What is skeletal connective tissue? How is it helpful in the functioning of our body?

Skeletal muscle: These muscles are attached to the bones and are responsible for the body movements and are called skeletal muscles. They work under our control and are also known as voluntary muscles. The muscle fibres are elongated, non-tapering, cylindrical, unbranched and showing alternating dark and light bands, giving them the striped or striated appearance. These cells possess many nuclei (multinucleate). They occur in the muscles of limbs (biceps and triceps of arms).They undergo rapid contraction.

10. Which tissue is called middleman between tissue cells and blood? Why?

  • The matrix consists of collagen fibres, elastin fibres and fibroblast cells.
  • It joins skin to muscles, fills space inside organs and is found around muscles, blood vessels and nerves.
  • The matrix of this tissue plays an important role in diffusion of oxygen and nutrients from small blood vessels.
  • It also helps in repair of tissues after injury and fixes skin to underlying muscles

11. Why should gametes be produced by meiosis during sexual reproduction?

  • The constant number of chromosomes in a given species is maintained by meiotic division.
  • Crossing over causes genetic variations among the species from one generation to the next.

12. In which stage of mitosis the chromosomes align in an equatorial plate? How?

Ans: Metaphase

The duplicated chromosomes arrange on the equatorial plane and form the metaphase plate. Each chromosome gets attached to a spindle fibre by its centromere which is known as the chromosomal fibre. The centromere of each chromosome divides into two, each being associated with a chromatid.

13. Write one point of difference between

a) Bone and cartilage

1. It is solid, rigid and strong, non-flexible skeletal connective tissue.They are soft semi rigid flexible and less vascular in nature.
2. The matrix of the bone is rich in calcium salts and collagen fibres which gives the bone its strength.The matrix is composed of large cartilage cells chondrocytes.
3. Bones support and protect soft tissues and organs.cartilage provides support and flexibility to the body parts.
4. Bones are present the skeletal system.cartilage present in the tip of the nose,external ear, end of long bones,trachea and larynx

b) Simple and compound epithelial tissue.

Simple Epithelial TissueComplex Epithelial Tissue
1. It is formed of single layer of cells.It consists of more than one layer of cells and gives a stratified appearance.
2. It forms a lining for the body cavities and ducts. It is also found on the secretory and absorptive surfaces.They also cover the dry surface of the skin, the moist surface of the buccal cavity and pharynx.

14. Why is blood considered to be a connective tissue?

The blood is the fluid connective tissues which link different parts of the body. The cells of the connective tissue are loosely spaced and are embedded in an intercellular matrix

15. Give the sequence of the events occurring during prophase of mitosis.

During this stage chromosomesbecome short and thick and are clearly visible inside the nucleus. Centrosome splits into two daughter centrioles, they move apart and occupy opposite poles of the cell. Each centriole is surrounded by radiating rays, termed as aster rays. Spindle fibres appear between the two centrioles. Nuclear membrane and nucleolus disappear gradually

16. Why is meiosis called reductional division and mitosis as equational division?


The process of meiosis involves divisions of genetic material.

The first division is called reduction division.

First division reduces the number of chromosomes diploid(2n) to haploid(n).


The process of cell division where chromosomes replicate and get equally distributed in two daughter cells.

The chromosome number in each daughter cell is equal to that is diploid.

Hence mitosis is known as equational division

Section C

I. Assertion and Reason

Direction : In each of the following questions, a statement of Assertion is given and a corresponding statement of Reason is given just below it. Of statements, given below, mark the correct answer as

  1. If both Assertion and Reason are true and Reason is the correct explanation of Assertion.
  2. If both Assertion and Reason are true that Reason is not the correct explanation of Asssertion.
  3. If Assertion is true but Reason is false.
  4. If both Assertion and Reason are false

1. Assertion : Non-striated muscles are said to be voluntary in nature.

Reason : Non-striated muscles are under the control of our will.

Ans : If Assertion is true but Reason is false.

2. Assertion : Materials are exchanged between epithelial and connective tissues by diffusion.

Reason: Blood vessels are absent in epithelial tissue.

Ans : If both Assertion and Reason are true and Reason is the correct explanation of Assertion.

II. Value Based Questions – Thinking Skills

1. What is the consequence that occur if all blood platelets are removed from the blood?

If all blood platelets are removed from blood. Blood will not clot.

If small injury occur on our body part blood loss will occur.

2. Which are not true cells in the blood? Why?

Red blood corpuscles are not true cells in the blood. because they lack nucleus.

3. Identify the figure given below

(a) Label the parts a, b and c

(b) What is the chemical composition of the tissue?

(c) What is the function of c?

a) T.S of Bone

b) The matrix of the bone is rich in calcium salts and collagen fibers.

c) The matrix of the bone is rich in calcium salts and collagen fibres which gives the bone its strength. The matrix of the bone is in the form of concentric rings called lamellae. The fluid filled spaces present between the lamellae are called lacunae in which are present the bone cells called osteocytes that communicate with each other by a network of fine canals called canaliculi. The hollow cavities of spaces are called marrow cavities filled with bone marrow. They provide shape and structural framework to the body. Bones support and protect soft tissues and organs.

4. Identify figures A and B

a. ________________ epithelium forms the outer lining of the buccal cavity.

Ans : Squamose Epithelium

b. ________________ epithelium consist of cells that are tall and pillar-like.

Ans : Columnar Epithelium

c. Which one allows diffusion of substances?

Squamose Epithelium

d. Which is called pavement epithelium?

Squamose Epithelium

e. Which epithelium lines the gastrointestinal tract and epiglottis?

Columnar Epithelium

5. If cell (A) has undergone one mitotic division and another cell (B) has completed its meiotic division. The number of cells produced in A and B would be

Cell A : Cell B :

Ans : Cell A : 2 cells Cell B : 4 cells

6. Identify the stage of mitosis from the following picture given below . List the chromosomal events in this stage.

Anaphase :

The centromeres attaching the two chromatids divide and the two daughter chromatids of each chromosome separate and migrate towards the two opposite poles. The migration of the daughter chromosomes is achieved by the contraction of spindle fibres.

7. Identify the following relationship

Cuboidal : Epithelial

Cardiac : Cardiac muscle

Granulocytes : Fluid connective Tissue

Osteocytes : Supportive connective tissue

8. You are now familiarised with various plant and animal tissues. Point out any five differences between these tissues.

Plant TissueAnimal Tissue
1. They have stationary phase.They have locamative phase
2. They do not require lot of energy.They require lot of energy.
3. They have more dead cells.They have more living cells.
4. They are able to make their own foodThey cannot make their own food and depend on other organism.
5. They are two major types of tissues-meristematic and permanent tissue.They are four types of tissuese-pithelial, connective, muscular, and nervous tissue.

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