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1. The stages of blood cell maturation are:

  1. Irrelevant categories.
  2. Artificial classifications
  3. Obsolete pigeonholes.
  4. Strictly and universally applicable categories.


2. As a general role for cell identification, the cytoplasm in a mature cell is:

  1. Green.
  2. Dark green.
  3. Blue.
  4. Light orange.


3. Generally speaking, what are the texture and consistency of the nuclear chromatin in an immature cell?

  1. Fine and lacy.
  2. Course and clumpy.
  3. Rough and lacelike
  4. Fine and crumbled together.


4. Generally speaking, what is the size of the cell and the texture and consistency of the nuclear chromatin in a mature cell?

Larger than an immature cell; fine and lacy.

Smaller than an immature cell; course and clumpy.

Smaller than an immature cell; rough and lace-like.

Larger than an immature cell; fine and crumbled together.


5. Which does NOT occur during the development of blood cells?

  1. Nucleus disappears.
  2. Nucleus reduces in size.
  3. Cytoplasm lightens in color.
  4. Nucleus becomes reddish in color.


6. The most immature cell in the erythrocytic series is the:

  1. Rubricyte.
  2. Rubriblast.
  3. Prorubricyte.
  4. Metarubricyte.
  5. Erythrocyte.
  6. Diffusely basophilic erythrocyte.


7. The rubricyte cell has:

  1. Cytoplasm staining a bluish-buff and a purple nucleus.
  2. A large oval, homogeneous blue-black mass for a nucleus.
  3. Dense, irregular clumpy chromatin and a small nucleus.
  4. Light blue reticulum strands in the cytoplasm, but no nucleus.


8. Which cell has a nucleus and usually a few nucleoli?

  1. Rubricyte.
  2. Rubriblast.
  3. Megakaryocyte.
  4. Metarubricyte.


9. In which stage of erythrocyte development does hemoglobin first become visible?

  1. Rubricyte.
  2. Rubriblast.
  3. Prorubricyte.
  4. Metarubricyte.


10. A diffusely basophilic erythrocyte is a/an:

  1. Erythrocyte.
  2. Rubricyte.
  3. Reticulocyte.
  4. Metarubricyte.

11. The metarubricyte has a/an

  1. Pyknotic.
  2. Absent.
  3. Round and small.
  4. Purple.


12. The immediate precursor of the polychromatophilic normoblast erythrocyte is the:

  1. Rubricyte.
  2. Rubriblast.
  3. Prorubricyte.
  4. Metarubricyte.


13. Which cell does not have a nucleus?

  1. Rubricyte.
  2. Reticulocyte.
  3. Prorubricyte.
  4. Metarubricyte.


14. The term normocyte is synonymous with what blood cell?

  1. Rubricyte.
  2. Metarubricyte.
  3. Prorubricyte.
  4. Erythrocyte.


15. The average diameter of a normal prorubricyte is:

  1. 3.8 microns.
  2. 5.3 microns.
  3. 11.4 microns
  4. 18.8 microns


16. Abnormal variation in the size of erythrocytes is called:

  1. Hypochromia.
  2. Ovalocytosis
  3. Anisocytosis.
  4. Poikilocytosis


17. Which cells are triangular in shape and are spiny looking?

  1. Ovalocytes.
  2. Sickle.
  3. Acanthocytes.
  4. Burr.


18. In microcytosis, the microcytes are erythrocyte variations that are:

  1. Larger than normal.
  2. Smaller than normal.
  3. Abnormally varied in size.
  4. Abnormally varied in shape.


19. RBC fragments that are helmet shaped erythrocytes are called:

  1. Crenated erythrocytes.
  2. Schistocytes.
  3. Drepancytes.
  4. Poikilocytosis.


20. Which cell is particularly characteristic of congenital hemolytic anemia (called hemolytic jaundice in the text)?

  1. Target
  2. Crenated erythrocyte.
  3. Spherocyte.
  4. Siderocyte.


21. Which cell does have an irregular outline?

  1. Acanthrocytes.
  2. Burr cells.
  3. Target.
  4. Crenated erythrocytes.


22. Which cell does NOT indicate a possible hereditary disorder?

  1. Ovalocyte.
  2. Spherocyte.
  3. Sickle cell.
  4. Crenated erythrocyte.


23. An increase of globulin and fibrinogen presents a stack-of-coins appearance for erythrocytes. This is called a/an:

  1. Irregularly-shaped erythrocyte.
  2. Pale ring.
  3. “Sausage” shape.
  4. Rouleaux formation.


24. In hypochromic erythrocytes, the normal central pallor is increased as a result of……………… like many……………

  1. Cellular immaturity; nucleated stages.
  2. An increased hemoglobin content; sickle cell abnormalities.
  3. A decreased hemoglobin content; anemias.
  4. Basophilic cytoplasm; mature cells.


25. A megaloblastic cell is caused by what deficiency?

  1. Vitamin B6.
  2. Vitamin B12.
  3. Vitamin B1.

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