Major Blood Vessels: Descending Aorta - Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta


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Which of the following blood vessels are the terminal branches of the abdominal aorta?

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1. Which of the following structures is NOT fed by branches from the thoracic aorta?

2. Why are renal arteries important for the functioning of the human organism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The descending aorta feeds the organs and structures in your thorax and abdomen before terminating into two structures that feed your legs. Use this worksheet/quiz combination to test your knowledge; you will need to be familiar with the specific branches and the organs being fed by the branches to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test knowledge of:

  • Structures fed by the branches from the thoracic aorta and celiac trunk
  • Terminal branches of the abdominal aorta
  • Which arteries supply kidneys

Skills Practiced

These assessments will allow student to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding arteries that feed the kidneys
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the branches off the celiac trunk
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anatomy lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about organs structures of the descending aorta, review the accompanying lesson titled Major Blood Vessels: Descending Aorta - Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta. Objectives covered include:

  • Know what the descending aorta is
  • Understand the function of the thoracic and abdominal aortas
  • Relate the design of the celiac trunk
  • Tell what the common illiac arteries are and their locations