Heme Group: Hemoglobin & Definition


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Which of the following root words is also the Greek word for 'blood?'

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1. What specific part of the heme molecule is responsible for binding oxygen molecules?

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can be used to gauge your knowledge of the heme group. Topics you need to know in order to pass the quiz include parts of a hemoglobin molecule and characteristics of red blood cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your understanding of:

  • Greek word for blood
  • Red blood cells
  • Hemoglobin
  • Sickle cell anemia

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question related to the symptoms of sickle cell anemia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the part of the hemoglobin molecule that associates with four polypeptide chains and contains an iron atom at its center
  • Making connections - link your knowledge of the hemoglobin molecule and the part that is responsible for binding oxygen molecules

Additional Learning

Check out the accompanying lesson called Heme Group: Hemoglobin & Definition to learn more about the following objectives:

  • Determine the primary job of an animal's circulatory system
  • Examine characteristics of the heme group
  • Learn how hemoglobin works
  • Determine how sickle cell anemia occurs