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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 of the following is NOT a function of blood?
It forms part of the body's defence mechanism
It transports food to cells
It transports oxygen to cells
It transports waste to cells
It transports waste AWAY from cells
2.
Which is the correct statement about capillaries?
They are very narrow blood vessels
They contain haemoglobin
They contain valves
They have thick muscle
Their wall is only one cell thick
3.
Which is the correct statement about antibodies?
They are produced by some capillaries
They are produced by some plasma
They are produced by some red blood cells
They are produced by some white blood cells
They are part of our immune system
4.
Which is the correct statement about white blood cells?
They can be produced by a type of blood cell
They contain haemoglobin
They help the blood to clot
They protect the body against disease
Some white blood cells digest microbes
5.
One of the functions of plasma is .......
to carry carbon dioxide from the organs to the lungs
to carry oxygen from the lungs to the organs
to form blood clots
to protect the body
Plasma also transports glucose and hormones
6.
One of the functions of white blood cells is .......
to carry carbon dioxide
to carry oxygen
to engulf microbes
to help the blood to clot
They also produce antibodies and neutralise toxins
7.
Which is the correct statement about plasma?
A straw coloured liquid portion of blood
It contains haemoglobin
It fights against disease
It helps the blood to clot
It is the liquid part of blood
8.
Which is the correct statement about red blood cells?
They can be produced by a type of blood cell
They fight against disease
They have no nucleus
They help the blood to clot
They have no nucleus so that they can contain lots of haemoglobin
9.
The function of red blood cells is .......
to carry carbon dioxide from the organs to the lungs
to carry oxygen from the lungs to the organs
to form blood clots
to protect the body
Haemoglobin is the protein inside a red blood cell
10.
Which is the correct statement about platelets?
They are produced by the kidneys
They contain haemoglobin
They fight against disease
They help the blood to clot
They stick together, along with a protein called fibrinogen to form a clot which plugs the hole in the blood vessel
Author:  Sue Davison

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