Composition of Blood and Blood Cells Quiz


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Which of the following are transported in blood?

A. water & nutrients

B. oxygen & carbon dioxide

C. hormones & waste products

D. all the above


Which blood cell contains hemoglobin?

A. Erythrocytes (RBC)

B. Leukocytes (WBC)

C. Thrombocytes (platelets)


The Buffy Coat (WBC and platelets) makes up ~______% of blood.

A. <1% B. 45% C. 55% D. 0%


This is a blood smear. What type of cell is indicated by the YELLOW arrow?

A. erythrocyte (RBC)

B. megakaryocyte

C. leukocyte (WBC)

D. thrombocyte (platelet)


Blood changes from bluish, red to bright red in color when it binds with

A. iron

B. carbon dioxide

C. oxygen

D. hemoglobin


What are the red arrows pointing to?

A. plasma

B. bone marrow

C. hemoglobin

D. albumin


________ is a major component of hemoglobin that carries oxygen to all parts of the body.

A. copper

B. magnesium

C. potassium

D. iron


Where does blood cell formation (hematopoiesis) take place, producing new blood cells?

A. red bone marrow

B. yellow bone marrow

C. elastic cartilage

D. articular cartilage


Identify the substance labeled “A” in this vial of blood.

A. Buffy Coat (platelets and WBCs)

B. Formed Elements (RBC)

C. Plasma


This is a blood smear. What type of cell is indicated by the RED arrow?

A. erythrocyte (RBC)

B. megakaryocyte

C. leukocyte (WBC)

D. thrombocyte (platelet)


Formed elements (RBCs) make up ______% of blood.

A. <1% B. 45% C. 55% D. 0%


Identify the substance labeled “C” in this vial of blood.

A. Buffy Coat (platelets and WBCs)

B. Formed Elements (RBC)

C. Plasma


_________is/are the fluid matrix found in blood.

A. White blood cells

B. Red blood cells

C. Formed elements

D. Plasma


Plasma makes up ~______% of blood.

A. <1% B. 45% C. 55% D. 0%


Blood is a classified as a _________ tissue because there are cells embedded in a lot plasma matrix.

A. epithelial

B. connective

C. muscular

D. nervous


This is a blood smear. What type of cell is indicated by the GREEN arrow?

A. erythrocyte (RBC)

B. megakaryocyte

C. leukocyte (WBC)

D. thrombocyte (platelet)


White blood cells can be classified as granulocytes or agranulocytes. Which type is shown with letter A?

A. granulocytes

B. agranulocytes


Another name for white blood cell is

A. erythrocyte

B. plasmocyte

C. leukocyte

D. thrombocyte


Which of the following is NOT a primary function of blood?

A. help fight disease

B. transports nutrients, oxygen, wastes, and hormones

C. to provide structure

D. distributes heat


Which of the following are cell fragments not whole cells?

A. erythrocyte (RBC)

B. leukocyte (WBC)

C. thrombocyte (platelet)


White blood cells can be classified as granulocytes or agranulocytes. Which type is shown with letter B?

A. granulocytes

B. agranulocytes


Erythrocytes have a _______ shape that increases its oxygen carrying capacity.

A. spiral

B. sickle

C. biconcave

D. spherical


Another name for platelet is

A. erythrocyte

B. megakaryocyte

C. leukocyte

D. thrombocyte


Another name for red blood cell is

A. erythrocyte

B. hemocytoblast

C. leukocyte

D. thrombocyte


The study of blood is called

A. endocrinology

B. hematology

C. neurology

D. dermatology




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