Major Blood Vessels That Carry Blood Away From the Heart


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Which area of the body is NOT supplied blood by branches coming off of the aortic arch?

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1. What would happen if a person's baroreceptors stopped working?

2. Which of the following statements is true about major blood vessels?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the major blood vessels that transport blood from the heart. The function of baroreceptors and the ascending aorta are two of several topics you will be assessed on in the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • The branches off of the aortic arch
  • Baroreceptors
  • A vessel in danger of becoming blocked with plaque
  • The structure that gives the ascending aorta blood
  • Differences between the walls of the left and right ventricles

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related blood vessels lesson
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the walls of the left and right ventricles
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding the function of baroreceptors and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about blood vessels, review the lesson on Major Blood Vessels That Carry Blood Away From the Heart. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the importance of major blood vessels
  • Review the functions of the aorta and the ascending aorta
  • Recall the role of the left and right coronary arteries
  • Understand what the aortic arch is and does
  • Comprehend what baroreceptors are and what their role is with the aorta