Circulatory System 02
How much do you know about the circulatory system?

Circulatory System 02

This KS3 Science quiz challenges you on the circulatory system. The circulatory system transports blood around the body through blood vessels. The earliest known writings on the circulatory system are found in the Ebers Papyrus (16th century BCE), an ancient Egyptian medical papyrus containing over 700 prescriptions and remedies. In 1628, the English physician William Harvey wrote a medical book. In it, he summarised how he thought that the blood travelled round the body in a circuit. Before Harvey, people thought that it was pumped backwards and forwards through the blood vessels or that it didn't flow at all. Neither Harvey, nor those who came before him, knew of the existence of the capillaries. Harvey thought that the blood travelled through 'pores' in the flesh to get from artery to vein.

Even at the time of Harvey, they didn't really understand the many functions of blood. They knew it was important but not why. Microscopes did not come into existence until about 50 years later so they had no way of seeing the cells in blood. To them, it was simply a red sticky liquid.

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  1. Which is the correct statement about red blood cells?
    They have no nucleus so that they can contain lots of haemoglobin
  2. Which of the following is NOT a function of blood?
    It transports waste AWAY from cells
  3. Which is the correct statement about platelets?
    They stick together, along with a protein called fibrinogen to form a clot which plugs the hole in the blood vessel
  4. One of the functions of white blood cells is .......
    They also produce antibodies and neutralise toxins
  5. Which is the correct statement about antibodies?
    They are part of our immune system
  6. Which is the correct statement about white blood cells?
    Some white blood cells digest microbes
  7. The function of red blood cells is .......
    Haemoglobin is the protein inside a red blood cell
  8. One of the functions of plasma is .......
    Plasma also transports glucose and hormones
  9. Which is the correct statement about plasma?
    It is the liquid part of blood
  10. Which is the correct statement about capillaries?
    Their wall is only one cell thick

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