Everyone knows no one can live without a heart (medically speaking). It is an extremely important organ. This basic heart quiz tests your knowledge of the heart. We are not saying that the heart is the only organ that is irreplaceable, there are other organs like lungs, kidneys, brain, etc. But we can’t even ignore the blood-pumping organ of our body.
The size of the heart is on average the size of a fist in an adult. You may even know that whales have the largest heart. But did you know that the earliest known case of a heart issue was found from the remains of a 3,500-year-old mummy found in Egypt? Or did you know that Christmas day is the most common day for reporting heart attacks? Or dying of a broken heart is actually true but rare?
There are many such facts about our hearts that we may not know. But what about the structure of the heart or simple things like how many times does our heartbeat in a minute?
We may think that we know a lot but with time we may forget a lot more than we can think of. It is always a better idea to just read through some quick articles. You can actually take some quizzes like this to know how much you know and to even learn from them.
So, without any further ado, start this basic heart quiz and test your knowledge! Are you ready?
How many chambers are present in our hearts?
The heart has four chambers - right auricle, left auricle, right ventricle, and left ventricle.
The heart is a part of which system?
The heart belongs to the circulatory system. This system is responsible for supplying blood to all parts of the body.
The sounds that your heart makes is because of which of the following?
The lub dub sound that you can hear is because of the valves closing. The first sound lub is produced when mitral and tricuspid valves close and the second sound ‘dub’ is produced when pulmonic and aortic valves close.
How many times does the heart beat in a minute?
Heartbeat varies from person to person but the average is 60-100 heartbeats per minute.
Can your heart live outside your body?
Even if the nerves were cut from the heart. The heart has its own electrical system. It just needs oxygen to keep on beating.
What is the function of aorta?
Aorta takes oxygenated blood from the heart to the body tissues.
Which bone protects and covers the anterior side of the heart?
The sternum is the bone that protects and covers the anterior side of the heart.
The space present between the lungs and contains the heart?
The mediastinum is the space present between the lungs. It is the same space that contains our hearts.
Is it true that a bigger heart is better?
False. A bigger heart is indicative of some of the other medical issues.
How much mass of the heart lies towards the left side of the body?
Our heart is present leaning towards the left side of the body. 2/3 of the mass of the heart lies towards the left side of the body.
Which part of the body protects the heart from the underside?
The diaphragm is the structure of the body that protects the heart from the underside.
How many gallons of blood does your heart can pump every day?
The heart pumps 2000 gallons worth of blood! In a lifetime, the heart pumps a million barrels worth of blood!
The year in which the first successful heart transplant was done?
The first successful heart transplant was done on 3 December 1967.
Which animal’s heart looks similar to that of humans?
Hearts of monkeys and apes look almost similar to that of a human’s heart. Not just that, they work in a similar fashion.
Can your heart fix itself?
It is now proved that every organ produces new cells (the number may vary). These new cells can replace the old or damaged ones helping in repairing itself. Your heart is no different.
The heart helps in the transportation of?
Blood transports oxygen, waste substances, and nutrients from one body part to the other.
Which two chambers are called atria?
The upper chambers are called atria - the right auricle and the left auricle.
How many valves are there in our heart?
There are four valves in our heart - aortic, pulmonary, mitral, and tricuspid valves.
You need to careful of airport security machines if you have a pacemaker? Is this statement true?
A person having a pacemaker, defibrillator, or any medical device in his body is instructed to stay away from powerful magnets like MRIs, and metal detectors.
Which is the part that separates the right and the left side of the heart?
The septum is the part that separates the right side and the left side of the heart.
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