A Whole New Digestive System Quiz!

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A Whole New Digestive System Quiz!

One of the many things about our bodies that we take for granted is exactly what happens to food once we've taken a bite, tasted it and swallowed it down. The fun doesn't stop there, funnily enough, as that's just the beginning of an incredible system whereby energy is extracted from food and absorbed into the body while the waste is excreted. How does it all work? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Propulsion is movement through the digestice system, accomplished with the help of
    • A. 

      Mastication

    • B. 

      Peristalsis

    • C. 

      Chyme

    • D. 

      Defecation

  • 2. 
    The enzymes of the stomach the assist with the digestion of proteins are
    • A. 

      Lingual lipase and amylase

    • B. 

      Trypsin and maltase

    • C. 

      Bile salts and hydrochloric acid

    • D. 

      Pepsin and protease

  • 3. 
    The large intestine supports ___% of chemical digestion.
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      75

  • 4. 
    Food stays in the small intestine for a total of ____ hours.
    • A. 

      1 hour

    • B. 

      5 hours

    • C. 

      11 hours

    • D. 

      21 hours

  • 5. 
    Proteins are broken down into substances called
    • A. 

      Fatty acids

    • B. 

      Glucose and galactose

    • C. 

      Glycerols

    • D. 

      Amino acids

  • 6. 
    The stomach is protected from digesting itself by
    • A. 

      Hydrochloric acid

    • B. 

      Mucus

    • C. 

      Bile salts

    • D. 

      Bicarbonate

  • 7. 
    The pancreas is necessary for digestion because it
    • A. 

      Produces enzymes

    • B. 

      Produces bile salts

    • C. 

      Produces hydrochloric acid

    • D. 

      Produces mucus

  • 8. 
    Which example would not closely resemble mechanical digestion?
    • A. 

      Cutting butter into individual pats

    • B. 

      Tearing bread into small cubes

    • C. 

      Boiling water

    • D. 

      Cooking a pancake

  • 9. 
    An ulcer in the small intestine is referred to as a ____ ulcer.
    • A. 

      Peptic

    • B. 

      Gastric

    • C. 

      Duodenal

    • D. 

      Lingual

  • 10. 
    Which is not a name for the tube that runs from the mouth to the anus?
    • A. 

      Alimentary canal

    • B. 

      Digestive tract

    • C. 

      Peptopancreatic canal

    • D. 

      Gastrointestinal tract

  • 11. 
    The projections of the stomach that aid in mechanical digestion are
    • A. 

      Villi

    • B. 

      Rugae

    • C. 

      Cartilage rings

    • D. 

      Mucosa

  • 12. 
    The middle section of the small intestine measuring 8 feet is the
    • A. 

      Colon

    • B. 

      Duodenum

    • C. 

      Ilium

    • D. 

      Jejunum