Practice Quiz for ABO blood types

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1 In the ABO blood system, you normally can be type:
a)  A
b)  B
c)  ABO
d)  A, B, AB, or O
e)  all of the above
2 Which of the following statements is true regarding the ABO blood system?
a) People who have the A antigen normally would not produce the anti-A antibody.
b) People who are type AB normally produce both anti-A and anti-B antibodies.
c) The only ABO type blood that normally does not have either A or B antigens is AB.
3 The universal blood donors for the ABO system are type:
a) A
b) B
c) O
d) AB
4 Which of the following statements is true about the ABO blood system?
a) It was discovered in the 1950's.
b) It was discovered by Karl Landsteiner
c) Few people are actually typed for this system because of the difficulty of the procedure and high cost.
d) a and b
5 An individual's ABO blood type is normally determined by:
a) Genetic inheritance and environmental influences during life
b) Environmental influences alone
c) The inheritance of 1 of 3 possible alleles (A, B, or O) from each parent
6 In determining the phenotype for the ABO blood system:
a) O is dominant over A
b) B is dominant over A
c) O is recessive
d) all of the above
7 If one of your parents is blood type A and the other is type B, which of the following blood types would you likely be?
a) A
b) B
c) O
d) AB
e) any of the above
8 Which of the following would be least likely to be accepted as legal proof of paternity?
a) ABO blood type evidence
b) HLA type evidence
c) DNA sequence evidence
d) all are equally likely to be accepted
9 Which of the following statements is true?
a) Specific ABO blood types are known to be linked with increased or decreased susceptibility to particular diseases.
b) Antibodies to alien antigens in the ABO group may be present in one's body prior to the first contact with blood of a different ABO type.
c) When our blood comes in contact with blood of a different type, our bodies can develop long-term immunity to the alien blood type.
d) All of the above are correct.


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