Anemia: Types and Causes


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A massive loss of blood results in which type of anemia?

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1. Aplastic anemia is caused by:

2. Which of the following statements about pernicious anemia is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anemia is a condition characterized by a decrease in blood's ability to carry oxygen. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your understanding of what happens when the oxygen-carrying ability of the red blood cell is compromised.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to access your knowledge of:

  • Hemorrhagic anemia
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Intrinsic factor
  • Sickle cell anemia

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences- compare sickle cell anemia to pernicious anemia
  • Information recall- access your knowledge of four types of anemia
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes and effects of various types of anemia

Additional Learning

To learn more about anemia, review the accompanying lesson on Anemia Types and Causes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the oxygen-carrying pigment of the red blood cells
  • Understand what occurs when the oxygen-carrying ability of the blood decreases
  • Define the loss of red blood cells through massive blood loss or hemorrhage
  • Define the disorder where the bone marrow fails to make enough blood cells
  • Understand the disorder where the intestines cannot properly absorb vitamin B12
  • Identify the special protein made in the stomach that helps the intestines absorb vitamin B12
  • Define the genetic disorder in which the red blood cells are sickle-shaped due to abnormality