Circulatory System Assessment
1. What are the main constituents of blood and what function does each perform?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. A man has type O blood and his wife has type AB.  Her baby has type B.  Could her husband be the father?  Explain your answer using Punnet squares.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. What are “universal donors” and “universal recipients”?  Explain how this works.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. What is blood pressure?  How is it measured, what do the numbers mean, and what is a good range for those numbers to be?
 
 
 
 
 
 

5. Describe the steps in the cycle by which red blood cells are formed.
 
 
 
 
 
 

6. Describe the flow of blood throughout the body starting with the heart.
 
 
 
 
 
 

7. Diagram and label cross-sections of an artery and a vein.
 
 
 
 
 
 

8. Why are capillaries so small relative to the size of arteries and veins?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9. What purpose do the valves in your circulatory system serve?
 
 
 
 
 

Circulatory system word bank

aorta
atrium
brachial artery/vein
carotid artery
chordae tendineae
deep palmer artery/vein
digital arteries/veins
femoral artery/vein
jugular vein
myocardium
pulmonary artery/vein
radial artery/vein
renal artery/vein
semilunar valve
subclavian artery/vein
superior vena cava
thoracic artery/vein
ulnar artery/vein
ventricle


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