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This quiz tests your knowledge of the major arteries in the human body.
#1 Systolic blood pressure is the arterial blood pressure at the point in the cardiac cycle when the heart is contracting.
#2 What is the name of the artery directly originating from the left ventricle of the heart?
Superior vena cava
#3 What is the name of the artery that arises from the right ventricle of the heart, delivering deoxygenated blood to the lungs?
#4 Which one of these arteries does not supply any blood to the brain?
Circle of Willis
#5 The heart does not require further blood supply from any arteries because it is filled with blood.
#6 When taking a pulse near the wrist, you are feeling transmitted impulses from the radial artery.
#7 The aorta terminates by dividing into the left and right common iliac arteries.
#8 What is the name of the artery located behind the medial malleolus (inner ankle bone)?
Dorsalis pedis artery
Tibialis anterior artery
Tibialis posterior artery
#9 Obesity is the single largest risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis (fatty blockages of arteries).
#10 Angioplasty is the placement of a stent in a blocked artery.
#11 What percentage of blood, at any given time, is typically present in the systemic arteries (not including arteries to the lungs)?
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