Ultimate Exam On Digestive System: Quiz!

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Ultimate Exam On Digestive System: Quiz!

How well do you understand the digestive system? Would you be able to pass an exam? The human digestive system is how the tissues and organs in the body break down and utilize nutrients for energy. The digestive tract begins this involuntary activity once the food is consumed. The most significant part of the digestive system is the gastrointestinal tract. This quiz will give you something to chew on if you are curious about the digestive system.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following best describes the chewing of food?
    • A. 

      Emulsification

    • B. 

      Mechanical digestion

    • C. 

      Peristalsis

    • D. 

      Aborption

  • 2. 
    Which of the following best describes why food moves through the digestive system from the mouth toward the anus?
    • A. 

      Emulsification

    • B. 

      Mastication

    • C. 

      Defecation

    • D. 

      Peristalsis

  • 3. 
    Food moves through the esophagus to the:
    • A. 

      Cecum

    • B. 

      Duodenum

    • C. 

      Stomach

    • D. 

      Common bile duct

  • 4. 
    The fundus, body, and pylorus are parts of the
    • A. 

      Small intestine

    • B. 

      Large intestine

    • C. 

      Biliary tree

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 5. 
    The stomach mixes and mashes a bolus of food that is called
    • A. 

      Feces

    • B. 

      Flatus

    • C. 

      Chyle

    • D. 

      Chyme

  • 6. 
    The appendix
    • A. 

      Is located in the right upper quadrant

    • B. 

      Can rupture and cause peritonitis

    • C. 

      Is attache to the sigmoid colon

    • D. 

      Is located in the dorsal cavity

  • 7. 
    Which of the following form(s) the large intestine?
    • A. 

      Duodenum, ileum, and jejunum

    • B. 

      Colon

    • C. 

      Fundus, body, and pylorus

    • D. 

      Sphincter of Oddi and ampulla of Vater

  • 8. 
    What is the most important nerve of the digestive tract?
    • A. 

      Phrenic

    • B. 

      Sciatic

    • C. 

      Vagus

    • D. 

      Olfactory

  • 9. 
    Bile is not found in this structure.
    • A. 

      Cystic duct

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Pancreas

    • D. 

      Duodenum

  • 10. 
    This is the site of most chemical digestion.
    • A. 

      Stomach

    • B. 

      Mouth

    • C. 

      Cecum

    • D. 

      Duodenum

  • 11. 
    This is the site of absorption for most end-products of digestion.
    • A. 

      Duodenum

    • B. 

      Ileum

    • C. 

      Colon

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 12. 
    Which surgical procedure is most likely to cause dumping syndrome?
    • A. 

      Appendectomy

    • B. 

      Colostomy

    • C. 

      Gastrectomy

    • D. 

      Cholecystectomy

  • 13. 
    This organ secretes the most potent of the digestive enzymes.
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Pancreas

    • C. 

      Duodenum

    • D. 

      Spleen

  • 14. 
    Which of the following best describes the duodenum, jejunum, and the ileum?
    • A. 

      Colon

    • B. 

      Biliary tree

    • C. 

      Hepatic portal circulation

    • D. 

      Small intestine

  • 15. 
    The word hepatic refers to the
    • A. 

      Pancreas

    • B. 

      Portal vein

    • C. 

      Mesentery

    • D. 

      Liver

  • 16. 
    The sigmoid is part of the
    • A. 

      Small intestine

    • B. 

      Colon

    • C. 

      Hepatic portal circulation

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 17. 
    The common bile duct empties its contents into the
    • A. 

      Stomach

    • B. 

      Base of the esophagus

    • C. 

      Duodenum

    • D. 

      Cecum

  • 18. 
    Which structure prevents gastric reflux?
    • A. 

      Pyloric valve

    • B. 

      Ileocecal valve

    • C. 

      Lower esophageal sphincter

    • D. 

      Anal sphincter

  • 19. 
    This organ synthesizes clotting factors, stores vitamins, detoxifies drugs, and helps regulate blood glucose.
    • A. 

      Pancreas

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Stomach

    • D. 

      Appendix

  • 20. 
    The cecum is part of the
    • A. 

      Duodenum

    • B. 

      Large intestine

    • C. 

      Biliary tree

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 21. 
    This membrane resembles an apron draped over the abdominal organs
    • A. 

      Cecum

    • B. 

      Omentum

    • C. 

      Cementum

    • D. 

      Gingiva

  • 22. 
    Enamel, dentin, and cementum are related to this structure
    • A. 

      Tooth

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Colon

    • D. 

      Villi

  • 23. 
    Deciduous, baby, and milk are descriptive for which structure?
    • A. 

      Gums

    • B. 

      Sinuses

    • C. 

      Teeth

    • D. 

      Tonsils

  • 24. 
    The appendix is attached to this structure.
    • A. 

      Cecum

    • B. 

      Stomach

    • C. 

      Pylorus

    • D. 

      Sigmoid

  • 25. 
    The elimination of gas that is produced during digestion and released from the anus is called
    • A. 

      Flatulence

    • B. 

      Eructation

    • C. 

      Deglutition

    • D. 

      Mastication

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