Erythrocytes, Leukocytes & Thrombocytes


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Which type of blood cell carries oxygen?

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1. Which is the first type of leukocyte to respond to an injury or infection?

2. Which type of blood cell causes blood to clot if blood vessels are damaged?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though small, blood cells and platelets are mighty important and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of blood cell types and their duties.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the types of blood cells that:

  • Carry oxygen
  • Respond to infection or injury first
  • Are involved in blood clotting
  • Are larger than other leukocytes
  • Protect the body from infection

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from this medical terminology lesson on blood cells and platelets
  • Making connections - use understanding of cells involved in immune system response and blood clotting to identify the various types
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read scientific names of types of cells and interpret them correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast types of blood cells in terms of structure and function

Additional Learning

To learn more about blood cells, review the accompanying lesson called Erythrocytes, Leukocytes & Thrombocytes. This medical terminology lesson will help you learn to identify and define:

  • The three main types of blood cells
  • Erythrocytes and their structure and function
  • Hemoglobin and how it makes blood appear red
  • Leukocyte
  • Types of leukocytes by name and function
  • The three main types of lymphocytes
  • Thrombocyte and its structure and function