Blood Physiology Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    After using a centrifuge, which part of blood contains the Red Blood Cells?

    • A.

      Plasma

    • B.

      Serum

    • C.

      Hematocrit

    • D.

      Top layer

    Correct Answer
    C. Hematocrit
    Explanation
    After centrifuge, the Red blood cells will be on the bottom of the tube. Plasma is the portion without cells, but with clotting factors.
    Serum: without cells or clotting factors.

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  • 2. 

    Which blood cell(s) contain a nucleus? I: Red blood cells II: White blood cells III: Platelets

    • A.

      I, only

    • B.

      II, only

    • C.

      II and III, only

    • D.

      I, II, and III

    Correct Answer
    B. II, only
    Explanation
    Platelets are only a portion of a cell — no nucleus.
    Mature Red blood cells — found in the blood stream — do NOT have nuclei.
    White blood cells contain a nucleus.

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  • 3. 

    Who discovered the blood groups (A, B, AB and O)?

    • A.

      Lansteiner

    • B.

      Daubert

    • C.

      Frye

    • D.

      Watson and Crick

    Correct Answer
    A. Lansteiner
    Explanation
    Landsteiner discovered the blood groups
    Watson and Crick discovered the shape of the DNA molecule.

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  • 4. 

    If a person has A blood and has a child with someone that has B blood, can they have a child with O blood? Which of the following is TRUE.

    • A.

      No. A person with A blood and B blood will have children with AB blood only

    • B.

      No. A person with A blood and B blood will have children with either A or B blood.

    • C.

      Yes, they can have a child with O blood, if both parents have a recessive gene.

    • D.

      Yes, they can have a child with O blood, if one parent has a recessive gene.

    Correct Answer
    C. Yes, they can have a child with O blood, if both parents have a recessive gene.
    Explanation
    If each parent has a recessive gene (A i and B i), then they can have a child with two receive (i i) genes.

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  • 5. 

    What is the probability that a person has A positive blood?

    • A.

      42% x 85% = 3,570%

    • B.

      (.42 x .85) x100 = 35.7%

    • C.

      .42 x .85 = 0.357

    • D.

      .42 + .85 = 1.27%

    Correct Answer
    B. (.42 x .85) x100 = 35.7%
    Explanation
    The probabilities must be multiplied together. Change first to decimal, then back to % by multiplying by 100.

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