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  1.What types of blood vessels carry blood toward the heart?  
  a.   artery  
  b.   ventricle  
  c.   atrium  
  d.   vein  
  2.Which blood vessels have the thickest walls?  
  a.   ventricles  
  b.   capillaries  
  c.   arteries  
  d.   veins  
  3.What are the large arteries that carry deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs?  
  a.   atria  
  b.   pulmonary veins  
  c.   pulmonary arteries  
  d.   ventricles  
  4.What is the large artery that carries oxygenated blood from the heart to the body?  
  a.   pulmonary artery  
  b.   aorta  
  c.   pulmonary vein  
  d.   atrium  
  5.What are the blood vessels that carry blood to and from the heart muscle?  
  a.   coronary vessels  
  b.   venae cavae  
  c.   atria  
  d.   ventricles  
  6.What do we call the death of a part of the heart?  
  a.   hypertension  
  b.   ulcer  
  c.   heartburn  
  d.   heart attack  
  7.What is a fatlike chemical that can lead to hypertension?  
  a.   starch  
  b.   calcium  
  c.   cholesterol  
  d.   sodium  
  8.What are the large chambers inside the lower portion of the heart?  
  a.   arteries  
  b.   veins  
  c.   atria  
  d.   ventricles  
  9._______ increases a person's risk of having a heart attack.  
  a.   Exercise  
  b.   Eating a balanced diet  
  c.   Reducing cholesterol intake  
  d.   Smoking  
  10.When a nurse or doctor measures the number of times your heart beats per minute, he or she is measuring what?  
  a.   blood pressure  
  b.   your IQ  
  c.   temperature  
  d.   pulse  

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