Functions of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells & Platelets


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1. Jenny vacationed abroad and got a tapeworm. What will help her fight the parasitic worm?

2. What is the order of the white blood cells (leukocytes) in our bodies from GREATEST to LEAST abundant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Platelets and red and white blood cells all play important roles in the blood. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of each component and its function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these biology assessments, you'll be tested on identifying the functions and individual components of blood, including:

  • What surrounds blood cells and platelets
  • What makes blood look red
  • Types and order of leukocytes
  • What compound helps blood clot

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on specific cells that make up blood
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the components of blood and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main ideas, such as the matrix that surrounds blood cells and platelets
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the order of leukocytes

Additional Learning

To learn more about the components of blood, review the accompanying lesson entitled Functions of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells & Platelets. This lesson is intended to help you meet the following objectives:

  • Define red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets
  • Differentiate between the three components
  • Describe the five types of white blood cells
  • Understand how these three components of blood enable the overall function of blood