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Blood types and Blood Components Quiz


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The presence or absence of particular proteins, found embedded within a cell or plasma membranes of red blood cells, determines a person’s:

A. DNA

B. Blood type

C. surface proteins

D. Rh factor


An individual’s blood type is determined by

A. environment.

B. genetics.

C. both environment and genetics.

D. none of the above.


White blood cells secrete proteins:

A. known as antibodies, which assist in the immune response.

B. known as viruses, which assist in the immune response.

C. known as bacteria, which assist in the immune response.

D. known as parasites, which assist in the immune response.


The three components of blood, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, are carried throughout the body in:

A. antibodies

B. plasma

C. basophils

D. monocytes


Each blood type is determined by:

A. a DNA reaction test.

B. an antibody reaction test.

C. a protein reaction test

D. a RF factor reaction test


A and B proteins are found on the surface of some red blood cells. If a person’s blood contains both the A and the B proteins, then he or she has:

A. Type A blood

B. Type B blood

C. Type AB blood

D. Type O blood


The immune system functions to protect our bodies by identifying cells or molecules that are foreign, such as:

A. viruses

B. bacteria

C. parasites

D. all of the above


What term describes the clumping of red blood cells?

A. agglutination

B. antigens

C. eosinophil

D. lymphocyte


The presence or absence of antigens on white blood cells determines a person’s blood type.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Which blood type is the universal recipient?

A. Type A

B. Type B

C. Type AB

D. Type O


Red blood cells:

A. carry respiratory gases, mainly oxygen and carbon dioxide.

B. fight disease and foreign invaders.

C. aid in blood clotting

D. are involved in repairing damaged blood cells.


Which blood type is the universal donor?

A. Type A

B. Type B

C. Type AB

D. Type O




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