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

Circulatory System 02

Questions and answers about red blood cells, antibodies and platelets. What is a capillary?

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
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
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - The circulatory system

Author:  Sue Davison

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