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How to play trivia with these heart questions and answers
There are many ways to use these questions to play a game of trivia with the kids (or even adults – can you answer them all?????).
You can nominate someone to read the questions from this page, with each trivia-ee (person playing) taking a turn to answer a question.
Or you can print out these questions and cut them into strips. Put the strips into a bowl, and give each person a turn to choose a strip and ask a question to the group. The first one to give the correct answer wins a point, with bonus points for the almost-impossible questions!
Heart trivia questions for kids
Does your heart sit more to the left or the right of your body?
More to the left (two-thirds of the heart are on the left and one-third is on the right side)
What makes the heart contract or pump?
Electrical impulses in the heart tissue
What system in the body is the heart part of?
The circulatory system
Are men and women’s hearts in the same place in their body?
What’s the main artery that carries oxygenated blood to all body parts?
Does the heart’s upper or lower chambers have more muscle?
The lower chambers (because they need to pump the blood out)
What are the ‘gates’ of the heart called that make sure blood flows in the right direction?
Why does your heart beat faster when you exercise?
To send oxygen and nutrients around the body faster
What is the sac around your heart called?
Is your heart about the same size as your foot, knee, or fist?
What is the thick muscle layer in your heart called?
What side of the heart is bigger, the left or right side?
The left side
What carries blood back to the heart?
How many arteries are in your heart?
Two (the left and right coronary arteries)
Does a man or woman’s heart pump faster?
A woman’s heart pumps faster
Name the wall that divides the heart in half
Is there any blue blood in a body?
No, blood is always a shade of red
What does the muscle layer in your heart do?
Helps heart chambers to contract and release, to pump blood
Name the two upper chambers in the heart that receive blood
Left atrium and right atrium
What color is blood when it returns to the heart?
Red (darker than when it left the heart)
Do arteries get bigger or smaller as they move away from the heart?
What thin tubes run between veins and arteries?
Capillaries (their name comes from the Latin word ‘capillus’ which means ‘hair’)
Where does ‘pulmonary circulation’ take place?
It’s the blood flow in the lungs
How long does it take for blood to circulate around the entire body?
How fast does oxygenated blood travel when it leaves the aorta?
1 mile an hour (1.6 km per hour)
Name the two lower chambers in the heart that pump
Left ventricle and right ventricle
How many times does the heart beat in an average lifetime?
3 billion times
What does the heart symbol shape mean?
What carries blood away from the heart?
What is in blood that leaves the heart and not in blood that returns to the heart?
Oxygen (blood is brighter red when it leaves the heart because it carries oxygen)
When you measure your pulse, what are you measuring?
Your heartbeat – how many times your heart beats in a minute
How much blood does an adult have in their body?
9 pints (4 litres)
What do scientists call red blood cells?
How many times does the average adult’s heart beat per minute?
60 – 100 beats per minute
If you remove the heart from the body, can it still pump?
Yes, because it has its own electrical supply for contractions
How old was the youngest person to have heart surgery?
One minute old
What day of the week do most heart attacks happen?
On a Monday
What is it called when a person’s heartbeat isn’t regular?
What is the main ‘ingredient’ or component in blood?
Plasma (it makes up about 55% of what’s in blood)
Can a person die from a broken heart?
Yes, it’s possible but rare
What happens to the size of a person’s heart as they get older?
The heart tends to get bigger
Do emotions like love come from the heart?
No, emotions come from the brain
What do doctors use to listen to a patient’s heartbeat?
What are the only cells in the body that don’t get blood from the heart?
Corneas in the eyes (corneas don’t have blood vessels because they need to be transparent for sight)
How many tablespoons of blood does a heart pump in a heartbeat?
4 tablespoons of blood per heartbeat
Which animal, when you touch it, can make its heart rate the same as yours?
Horses (in fact, horses can hear a human heartbeat from 4 feet away)
Does sneezing stop your heart?
No, your heart doesn’t stop beating when you sneeze. It carries on pumping, but the rhythm might get delayed a second or two before returning to normal
How many ounces does a man’s heart weigh?
About 10 ounces
What makes blood squirt out of the body?
Blood pressure (which can make blood squirt over 30 feet away)
If you cut out a human heart valve and put it next to a coin, what coin size would it be?
A half dollar
In mythology, who shoots a person’s heart with a gold-tipped arrow or a lead-tipped arrow?
Cupid, the Roman god of love
When does a person’s heart rate drop to as low as 40 beats per minute?
When we sleep
What machine measures electrical activity in the heart?
An ECG (electrocardiogram)
What is arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia?
A genetic disease when scar tissue and fat replace the muscle in the right ventricle (10 bonus points if you got this one right :-))
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