The Cardiovascular System MCQ Quiz!

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The cardiovascular system MCQ quiz! The heart is the main organ in the cardiovascular system, which, with the help of the blood vessels, helps to carry blood and nutrients throughout the body, which is important for survival. Arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart. This quiz is a good way to test out how much you know about the functionality of the heart. Do give it a try and refresh your memory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The _______ is a four-chambered, hollow, muscular organ that has a cone-shape.
  • 2. 
    The size of the heart is about _____ cm long and ___ cm wide.
    • A. 

      9; 14

    • B. 

      12; 17

    • C. 

      14; 9

    • D. 

      12; 7

    • E. 

      10; 5

  • 3. 
    The heart is located within the ______ and rests on the ______ and is slightly _____ of the midline.
  • 4. 
    The heart is bordered laterally by the _______, posteriorly by the ___________ and anteriorly by the ________.
  • 5. 
    The ______ of the heart is the broader portion and is directed __________.
  • 6. 
    Which of the great vessels emerge from the base of the heart?
    • A. 

      Superior Vena Cava

    • B. 

      Aorta

    • C. 

      Pulmonary Trunk

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Both B & C

  • 7. 
    The ______ of the heart is the distal portion and is made up largely of the tip of the ________ at the level of the _____________.
  • 8. 
    The exact position of the ___________ varies somewhat from person to person. It is located at the ________ and to the _______ of the sternum. It is possible to either palpate or hear it at this location.
  • 9. 
    The heart and the origins of the great blood vessels are enclosed in a loose fitting sac termed the ____________ which consists of two layers.
    • A. 

      Endocardium

    • B. 

      Pericardium

    • C. 

      Pericardial sac

    • D. 

      Myocardium

    • E. 

      Pericardial cavity

  • 10. 
    What is the outer layer of the pericardium that is a loose fitting sac that is composed of thick, white fibrous CT called?
    • A. 

      Pericardial sac

    • B. 

      Pericardial cavity

    • C. 

      Endocardium

    • D. 

      Visceral pericardium

    • E. 

      Fibrous pericardium

  • 11. 
    The __________ anchors the heart in the mediastinum.
  • 12. 
    What is the name of the delicate inner layer of the sac that covers the heart?
    • A. 

      Pericardial cavity

    • B. 

      Myocardium

    • C. 

      Visceral pericardium

    • D. 

      Endocardium

    • E. 

      Parietal pericardim

  • 13. 
    Another name for the visceral pericardium is the __________.
    • A. 

      Myocardium

    • B. 

      Endocardium

    • C. 

      Pericardial cavity

    • D. 

      Epicardium

    • E. 

      Parietal pericardium

  • 14. 
    The visceral pericardium folds back upon itself and becomes the _______________.
    • A. 

      Myocardium

    • B. 

      Endocardium

    • C. 

      Fibrous pericardium

    • D. 

      Pericardial sac

    • E. 

      Parietal pericardium

  • 15. 
    The parietal pericardium forms the inner lining of the _________.
    • A. 

      Fibrous pericardium

    • B. 

      Visceral pericardium

    • C. 

      Myocardium

    • D. 

      Endocardium

    • E. 

      Pericardial cavity

  • 16. 
    The space between the visceral and parietal layers is called the ___________. It contains about __________ ml of pericardial fluid.
  • 17. 
    The _________, the _________ and the ___________ are the three layers that compose the wall of the heart.
  • 18. 
    The _________ serves as the protective outer covering of the heart. It is a _______ that consists of ____ covered by __________.
  • 19. 
    The ______ constitutes the greatest mass of the heart wall.
    • A. 

      Epicardium

    • B. 

      Endocardium

    • C. 

      Pericardium

    • D. 

      Myocardium

    • E. 

      Pericardial cavity

  • 20. 
    The _____ is the protective inner lining of the heart.
    • A. 

      Pericardial cavity

    • B. 

      Epicardium

    • C. 

      Myocardium

    • D. 

      Pericardium

    • E. 

      Endocardium

  • 21. 
    The endocardium lines the ________, ______ and is continuous with the ________ that enter and leave the heart.
  • 22. 
    _______ are specialized cardiac muscle fibers that are involved with the conduction system of the heart and are found in the endocardium.
    • A. 

      Muscle fibers

    • B. 

      Fibrin

    • C. 

      Pericardial fibers

    • D. 

      Endofibrils

    • E. 

      Purkinje fibers

  • 23. 
    _______ are blood vessels that carry blood to the heart, and ________ are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.
  • 24. 
    The ________ contains blood and lymph capillaries and nerve fibers.
    • A. 

      Endocardium

    • B. 

      Epicardium

    • C. 

      Myocardium

    • D. 

      Pericardium

    • E. 

      Pericardial cavity

  • 25. 
    _______ may be noted in the deeper portion of the epicardium along paths of large blood vessels.
    • A. 

      Purkinje fibers

    • B. 

      Fat

    • C. 

      Nodes

    • D. 

      Intercalated discs

    • E. 

      Auricles

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