What Is the Composition of Blood?


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What makes up the formed elements of blood?

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1. What organ is responsible for removing old and damaged blood cells from the bloodstream?

2. Plasma is mostly composed of ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you're studying the composition of blood and want to test your current knowledge, feel free to take this short quiz or complete the accompanying printable worksheet. Questions gauge your comprehension of the formed elements of blood, organs and their responsibilities, and plasma composition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your understanding of the following:

  • What the formed elements of blood consist of
  • Organ responsible for removing old and damaged blood cells from the bloodstream
  • Composition of plasma
  • Organ(s) responsible for maintaining plasma volume

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the formed elements of blood
  • Making connections - understand the concept of plasma and what it is and is not composed of
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the organs and their roles in removing blood cells from the bloodstream and maintaining plasma volume

Additional Learning

Explore the lesson accompanying this quiz and worksheet called What is the Composition of Blood? to discover or improve your existing knowledge of the following:

  • Types of blood cells
  • Alternate phrase for the term leukocyte
  • Role of platelets in the body
  • How new blood cells are created