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Heart-Smart Quiz
by Staff
Your life depends on it, but how much do you really know about your heart? Test your knowledge with this heart smart quiz.

If you took all the blood vessels in an average child and laid them end to end, they would stretch more than 60,000 miles—more than twice the distance around the earth. The average adult's vessels would go:

  • Once around the earth
  • More than twice around the earth
  • More than four times around the earth
  • More than six times around the earth

At rest, the muscles of the heart work twice as hard as:

  • The leg muscles of a person who's standing
  • The leg muscles of a person who's walking
  • The leg muscles of a person who's jogging
  • The leg muscles of a person who's sprinting

In one day, the blood circulating through your body travels:

  • The distance across the U.S. from coast to coast
  • Four times the distance across the U.S. from coast to coast
  • The distance from Maine to Florida
  • Ten times the distance across the U.S. from coast to coast

The average person's heart beats about 60 to 80 times a minute. A mouse's heart beats:

  • At roughly the same rate
  • At more than 100 times per minute
  • At more than 500 times per minute
  • At more than 800 times per minute

Your heart exerts enough power every day to lift which object 41 feet high?

  • A one-ton polar bear
  • A 250-pound man
  • A 120-pound woman
  • A 20-pound barbell

What is the ratio of the size of the heart to body of a fetus compared to that of an adult?

  • The same
  • 2 to 1
  • 4 to 1
  • 9 to 1