Anatomy Of The Heart Quiz

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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

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