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Blood & Blood Vessels Quiz


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__________ is the clear, thin, and sticky fluid portion of blood that remains after coagulation. It contains no blood cells, platelets, or fibrinogen.

A. plasmam

B. water

C. blood proteins

D. serum


Plasma protein that is converted to fibrin

A. leukocytes

B. lymphocytes

C. hemoglobin

D. fibrinogen


The word element “-penia” means:

A. condition

B. decrease in; deficiency

C. to eat

D. attraction to


Blood accounts for approximately ____% of one’s total body weight.

A. 20

B. 15

C. 10

D. 8


Cells and cell fragments, also called formed elements, are suspended in plasma.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Which statement about veins is correct?

A. They all carry deoxygenated blood

B. .They carry blood away from the heart.

C. They have thick muscular walls.

D. They have valves to prevent backflow.


“Erythr/o” refers to ______________.

A. white

B. blue

C. yellow

D. red


The word element that refers to “cell.”

A. cyt/o

B. mon/o

C. leuk/o

D. thromb/o


Which tunica is composed largely of fibrous connective tissue

A. intima

B. externa

C. media


Which tunica layer is mostly smooth muscle and elastic fibers

A. intima

B. externa

C. media


_______________ are disease-producing organisms.

A. leukocytes

B. antigens

C. antibodies

D. pathogens


The diagnostic test that measures the % of red blood cells to total blood volume is

A. hematocrit

B. hemoglobin

C. complete blood count


The blood cell with the a large surface are do to it’s shape is

A. ertyhrocyte

B. leukocyte

C. platelets

D. melanocytes


What system does the body use to acheive the transporation of oxygen and nutrients to the body cells and the transporation of waste produces away from the body cells?

A. pulmonary

B. integumentary

C. cardio

D. blood


Word element that means “blood condition”

A. -paresis

B. -lytic

C. leuk/o

D. -emia


“Hem/o” and “Hemat/o” both refer to what?

A. thrombocyte

B. lymph

C. spinal fluid

D. blood


A capillary has _________

A. very thin wall so that gases can flow in and out quickly

B. valves to ensure blood flows in one direction

C. thick muscular wall to withstand the high blood pressure from the heart


Which tunica Rests on a basement membrane

A. intima

B. externa

C. media


Another names for “platelet”

A. thrombocyte

B. aggranulocyte

C. megakaryocyte

D. erythrocyte


Which of the following statements is true about Erythropoietin (EPO)

A. increases RBC count

B. is NOT a hormone

C. released by the heart

D. stimulates red bone marrow to form RBC’s


WBC’s that produce antibodies

A. leukocytes

B. lymphocytes

C. hemoglobin

D. fibrinogen


Leukocytes are smaller than Erythrocytes, but they are higher in number.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


where new blood cells are created

A. plasma

B. marrow

C. sickle

D. platelets


Smaller arteries give rise to

A. arterioles

B. capillaries

C. venules


Binds to oxygen

A. leukocytes

B. platelets

C. hemoglobin

D. fibrinogen




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