What are Veins? - Functions & Explanation Video


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The vena cava is ______.

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1. The function of veins is ______.

2. Which of the following is NOT a layer of a vein?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Veins are an important component of our circulatory system, which is responsible for carrying blood around the body. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the functions of veins. Some things you'll be assessed on include what the vena cava is, the function of veins, and what is and is not a layer of a vein.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying what the vena cava is
  • Identifying the function of veins
  • Identifying what is and is not a layer of a vein
  • Identifying what the layers in veins contain
  • Identifying what valves do

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding vein function
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the functions, types and components of veins
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on veins and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about veins by reviewing the lesson on What are Veins? - Functions & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • An overview of the circulatory system
  • Function of veins
  • Major veins in the body
  • Structure of veins
  • Valves in veins