WONDER #666: What is a Spleen?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. The spleen is located in the abdomen.
  2. Many organs of the body are very important, including the spleen, heart, and pancreas.
  3. The spleen is a bodily organ that plays an important part in your immune and lymphatic systems.
  4. People can live without a spleen, but may be more likely to get infections.

Question 2 of 3

The spleen collects _____________ that are old or not working properly.

  1. organs
  2. red blood cells
  3. digestive cells
  4. neurons

Question 3 of 3

The surgery to remove the spleen is called a _____________________.

  1. splenectomy
  2. tonsillectomy
  3. splennomore
  4. surgery

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