Anatomy Of The Heart Quiz

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Anatomy Of The Heart Quiz

These little things in our chests are responsible for our bodies running as smooth as they can from day to day, transporting blood to each and every organ in a matter of a second. What do you know about how it works, however? Find out in this anatomy of the heart quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The blood vessel that carries blood from the right ventricle to the lungs
    • A. 

      Aorta

    • B. 

      Pulmonary artery

    • C. 

      Precordium

    • D. 

      Chordae tendineae

    • E. 

      Coronary arteries

  • 2. 
    The left ventricle ejects blood into this blood vessel
    • A. 

      Aorta

    • B. 

      Pulmonary artery

    • C. 

      Pulmonic valve

    • D. 

      Coronary arteries

    • E. 

      Pericardium

  • 3. 
    This semilunar valve "sees" unoxygenated blood
    • A. 

      Tricuspid

    • B. 

      Aorta

    • C. 

      Bicuspid

    • D. 

      Pulmonic

    • E. 

      Precordium

  • 4. 
    The venae cavae empties blood into this cardiac chamber
    • A. 

      Right atrium

    • B. 

      Left atrium

    • C. 

      Pericardium

    • D. 

      Myocardium

    • E. 

      Pericardial space

  • 5. 
    Actin, myosin, and sarcomeres are terms that describe this contracting layer
    • A. 

      Left ventricle

    • B. 

      Right ventricle

    • C. 

      Myocardium

    • D. 

      Pericardium

    • E. 

      Precordium

  • 6. 
    The mitral valve and the aortic valve are associated with this cardiac chamber
    • A. 

      Right atrium

    • B. 

      Left atrium

    • C. 

      Pericardium

    • D. 

      Right ventricle

    • E. 

      Left ventricle

  • 7. 
    The pulmonic and tricuspid valves are associated with this structure
    • A. 

      Right atrium

    • B. 

      Left atrium

    • C. 

      Pericardium

    • D. 

      Right ventricle

    • E. 

      Left ventricle

  • 8. 
    Area of the anterior chest wall overlying the heart and great vessels
    • A. 

      Chordae tendineae

    • B. 

      Pericardium

    • C. 

      Pericardial space

    • D. 

      Precordium

    • E. 

      Myocardium

  • 9. 
    These blood vessels arise at the base of the aorta just beyond the aortic valve
    • A. 

      Coronary arteries

    • B. 

      Pulmonary artery

    • C. 

      Chordae tendineae

    • D. 

      Myocardium

    • E. 

      Bicuspid valve

  • 10. 
    Attach the cusps of the AV valves to the ventricular walls
    • A. 

      Coronary arteries

    • B. 

      Pericardium

    • C. 

      Myocardium

    • D. 

      Precordium

    • E. 

      Chordae tendineae

  • 11. 
    A cavity located between the epicardium and the parietal pericardium
    • A. 

      Precordium

    • B. 

      Pericardium

    • C. 

      Pericardial space

    • D. 

      Precordium

    • E. 

      Aorta

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is least true of the myocardium?
    • A. 

      Contains actin and myosin

    • B. 

      Is the heart muscle

    • C. 

      Is found in the ventricles but not the atria

    • D. 

      Pumps the blood

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 13. 
    During ventricular contraction, the AV valves close in order to
    • A. 

      Speed up the action potential as it moves through the conduction sysem

    • B. 

      Prevent the backflow of blood from the ventricles to the atria

    • C. 

      Enhance drainage of the coronary veins

    • D. 

      Push blood into the venae cavae

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is least related to "lubb" (of the lubb-dupp duo)?
    • A. 

      Called S1

    • B. 

      Due to the closure of the AV valves

    • C. 

      Occurs at the beginning of ventricular contraction

    • D. 

      Caused by the firing of the SA node

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    S2 is
    • A. 

      Due to the closure of the semilunar valves at the beginning of ventricular relaxation

    • B. 

      Lubb

    • C. 

      The heart sound caused the contraction of the ventricular myocardium

    • D. 

      Caused by the firing of the SA node

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    The purpose of the right heart is to pump blood
    • A. 

      To the systemic circulation

    • B. 

      Into the aorta

    • C. 

      To the lungs for oxygenation

    • D. 

      To the venae cavae

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 17. 
    In which structure does blood change from blue to red?
    • A. 

      Venae cavae

    • B. 

      Pulmonary artery

    • C. 

      Aorta

    • D. 

      Pulmonary capillary

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Which of the following spaces does not contain the heart?
    • A. 

      Thoracic cavity

    • B. 

      Ventral cavity

    • C. 

      Pleural cavity

    • D. 

      Mediastinum

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    A cell that spontaneously depolarizes from resting membrane potential to threshold potential is
    • A. 

      Called a pacemaker cell

    • B. 

      Referred to as being ectopic

    • C. 

      A stem cell

    • D. 

      Found only in heart valves

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Stenosis of this valve causes left ventricular hypertrophy.
    • A. 

      Mitral

    • B. 

      Tricuspid

    • C. 

      Pulmonic

    • D. 

      Aortic

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Stenosis of this valve causes left ventricular hypertrophy?
    • A. 

      Mitral

    • B. 

      Tricuspid

    • C. 

      Pulmonic

    • D. 

      Aortic

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is true of coronary blood flow?
    • A. 

      In a healthy heart, coronary blood flow can increase

    • B. 

      Atherosclerotic coronary blood vessels are usually maximally dilated at rest

    • C. 

      A decrease in coronary blood flow causes pain (called angina)

    • D. 

      All of the above are true

    • E. 

      All of the above are false

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is not true about the left ventricle?
    • A. 

      Pumps blood into the aorta

    • B. 

      Receives blood from the left atrium

    • C. 

      Contains oxygenated blood

    • D. 

      The oxygen from blood within the left ventricle diffuses across the endocardium into the left ventricular myocardium

  • 24. 
    An enlarged myocardium (ventricular hpertrophy) indicates
    • A. 

      That the heart must work harder than normal

    • B. 

      That there is inadequate coronary blood flow

    • C. 

      A stenotic mitral valve

    • D. 

      Chronic anemia

  • 25. 
    The action potential (cardiac impulse) has two phases
    • A. 

      Systole and diastole

    • B. 

      Filling and ejecting

    • C. 

      Depolarization and repolarization

    • D. 

      P wave and T wave