1.Identify the four types of tissue in the body, and describe the major functions of each tissue. 2.What is the function of microvilli and cilia located on the apical surface of epithelium? 3.What is the function of synovial membranes? 4.The structure of a tissue usually is optimized for its function. Describe how the structure of the structure of transitional epithelium helps it perform its function. 5.Why does an injury to cartilage, especially hyaline cartilage, heal much more slowly than a bone fracture? 6.Compare and contrast the three types of muscle tissue: skeletal, smooth, and cardiac. 7.Identify and discuss some possible changes that might occur in cells and tissues as a person ages.