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The pericardial cavity is located between:


a. the parietal pericardium and the endocardium
b. the visceral pericardium and the myocardium
c. the parietal pericardium and the visceral pericardium
d. the epicardium and the endocardium
2. Autorhythmicity is the responsibility of:
a. contractile cells
b. cardiac muscle cells
c. cardiac pacemaker cells
d. skeletal muscles
3. The right and left atria depolarize and contract following the arrival of the
action potential from the
a. sinoatrial (SA) node
b. ventricle walls
c. atrioventricular (AV) node
d. interventricular septum
4. How much blood is pumped from each ventricle during the ventricular
ejection phase?
a. 50 mL
b. 70 mL
c. 90 mL
d. 120 ml
5. Blood in the right atrium should travel next past the
a. pulmonary trunk to the pulmonary arteries
b. bicuspid (mitral) valve and into the ventricle
c. pulmonary valve and into the pulmonary trunk.
d. tricuspid valve and into the ventricle
6. How do the special patch of pacemaker cardiac muscle cells differ from
contractile cardiac muscle?
a. autorhythmicity
b. contractility
c. gap junctions
d. intercalated discs
7. The first heart sound is caused by:
a. the opening of the atrioventricular valves
b. the closing of the atrioventricular valves
c. the closing of the semilunar valves
d. the opening of the semilunar valves
e. both b and c
8. What is the main artery of the pulmonary circuit?
a. aorta
b. venae cavae
c. pulmonary trunk
d. pulmonary veins
9. Veins that drain the pulmonary circuit:
a. aorta
b. venae cavae
c. pulmonary trunk
d. pulmonary veins
10. Blood returns from the pulmonary circuit and enters into which chamber of
the heart?
a. right atrium
b. left atrium
c. right ventricle
d. left ventricle
11. Blood is pumped out to the systemic circuit by which chamber?
a. right atrium
b. left atrium
c. right ventricle
d. left ventricle
12. The blood found in the right atrium is ___________________.
a. oxygenated
b. deoxygenated
13. On an ECG, the P wave represents ________________ and the QRS complex
represents _______________.
a. atrial depolarization; ventricular repolarization
b. atrial repolarization; ventricular depolarization
c. atrial depolarization; ventricular depolarization
d. atrial repolarization; ventricular repolarization
14. What is happening between the T-wave and the P-wave?
a. atrial systole
b. ventricular systole
c. ventricular diastole
d. atrial diastole
e. both c and d
15. Which chamber generates the highest pressure during systole?
a. right atrium
b. right ventricle
c. left atrium
d. left ventricle