Blood Vessels: Arteries, Capillaries & More


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Name the very thin, flattened cells lining the inner walls of capillaries.

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1. Blood flows through a closed circulatory system. Where in the system does the exchange of gases and nutrients occur?

2. Arteries in the circulatory system are the blood vessels experiencing the highest pressure. How are the arteries adapted to experience such high pressures?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of how blood flows through the body. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the names of specific blood vessels and what they do.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following terms and concepts:

  • Blood vessels that return blood to the heart
  • Where in the closed circulatory system gasses and nutrients are exchanged
  • The blood vessels under the most pressure
  • Blood vessels that provide the greatest resistance to blood flow
  • The ability to recognize true statements about veins

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding how blood flows throughout the body
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as endothelial cells and venules
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the names of large and small blood vessels
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the function of each type of blood vessel

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Blood Vessels: Arteries, Capillaries & More. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart
  • Detail how blood flows into smaller and smaller vessels
  • Identify each of the vessels and their job in the circulatory system
  • Provide details about how blood is returned to the heart