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Understanding Blood Vessel Anatomy Quiz

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1. Which blood vessel carries blood away from the heart to the rest of the body?

2. What is the smallest type of blood vessel in the human body?

3. Which type of blood vessel is responsible for returning blood back to the heart?

4. What are the tiny branches of arteries that lead into capillaries called?

5. What kind of cells make up the walls of capillaries?

6. In terms of blood pressure, how do veins differ from arteries?

7. The vena cava is classified as which type of blood vessel?

8. What is the primary role of the tunica media layer in blood vessels?

9. Which type of blood vessel is characterized by valves that prevent backflow?

10. Which layer of the arterial wall is mainly composed of elastic and collagen fibers to accommodate high pressure?