Digestive System Quiz A

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Digestive System Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where does digestion begin?
    • A. 

      Stomach

    • B. 

      Small Intestine

    • C. 

      Esophagus

    • D. 

      Mouth

  • 2. 
    What is the small muscular structure that hangs from the soft palate and can be seen when you look in someone's mouth?
    • A. 

      Epiglottis

    • B. 

      Uvula

    • C. 

      Hard palate

    • D. 

      Tonsils

  • 3. 
    A bolus is made of:
    • A. 

      Chewed food and saliva

    • B. 

      Digested food and chyme

    • C. 

      Salivary lipase and ptyalin

    • D. 

      Bile and flatus

  • 4. 
    What would happen to food you swallowed if your esophagus did not perform peristalsis?
    • A. 

      The food would be stuck in your esophagus.

    • B. 

      The food would enter your trachea.

    • C. 

      You would vomit when the food hit your stomach.

    • D. 

      You would choke.

  • 5. 
    Roberta suffers from car sickness and can only ride on an empty stomach.  If she eats at 8:00am, what is the soonest she can ride in a car and be sure her stomach is empty?
    • A. 

      9:00am

    • B. 

      10:00am

    • C. 

      12:00pm

    • D. 

      2:00pm

  • 6. 
    When a person vomits, what is the chyme that often causes burning?
    • A. 

      Rennin

    • B. 

      Rugae

    • C. 

      Hydrochloric acid

    • D. 

      Chymotrypsin

  • 7. 
    During digestion, food leaves the stomach enters the:
    • A. 

      Duodenum

    • B. 

      Ileum

    • C. 

      Cecum

    • D. 

      Jejunum

  • 8. 
    What part of the large intestine does NOT serve as a passageway for fecal waste?
    • A. 

      Colon

    • B. 

      Rectum

    • C. 

      Anus

    • D. 

      Appendix

  • 9. 
    The liver secretes bile that aids in the digestion of: 
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates

    • B. 

      Proteins

    • C. 

      Fats

    • D. 

      Glucose

  • 10. 
    The pancreas produces digestive enzymes that empty into the:
    • A. 

      Gallbladder

    • B. 

      Stomach

    • C. 

      Duodenum

    • D. 

      Liver

  • 11. 
    Why does alcoholism destroy the liver?
    • A. 

      The liver detoxifies alcohol, but is overworked by alcoholism.

    • B. 

      The liver has an allergic-type reaction to alcohol.

    • C. 

      Alcohol robs the liver of glycogen, which causes liver cells to starve.

    • D. 

      Alcohol is stored in the liver, causing the liver to enlarge.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following disorders of the digestive system is the MOST life threatening?
    • A. 

      Cirrhosis

    • B. 

      Constipation

    • C. 

      Heartburn

    • D. 

      Hemorrhoids

  • 13. 
    What disorder is often treated by the surgical removal of the gallbladder?
    • A. 

      Hepatitis

    • B. 

      Cholecystitis

    • C. 

      Diverticulitis

    • D. 

      Peritonitis

  • 14. 
    Because laxative use can be habit forming, what is the BEST way to treat constipation?
    • A. 

      Vitamin supplements, diuretics and rest

    • B. 

      Antibiotics, stool softeners and sitz bath

    • C. 

      High fiber diet, increased fluid intake, and exercise

    • D. 

      High protein diet, small meals, and lithotripsy

  • 15. 
    Diverticulitis is a disorder of the:
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Pancreas

    • C. 

      Small intestine

    • D. 

      Large intestine

  • 16. 
    The H. pylori bacterium burrows into the stomach membranes and can cause a/an:
    • A. 

      Ulcer

    • B. 

      Appendicitis

    • C. 

      Hernia

    • D. 

      Hemorrhoid

  • 17. 
    It is recommended that health care workers receive a vaccine to prevent: 
    • A. 

      Hepatitis A

    • B. 

      Hepatitis B

    • C. 

      Hepatitis C

    • D. 

      Hepatitis D

  • 18. 
    Which of the following disorders can you actually see?
    • A. 

      Cirrhosis

    • B. 

      Hepatitis

    • C. 

      Inguinal hernia

    • D. 

      Ulcerative colitis

  • 19. 
    What is the serious complication of a ruptured appendix?
    • A. 

      Ulcer

    • B. 

      Peritonitis

    • C. 

      Hernia

    • D. 

      Diverticulitis

  • 20. 
    What disorder could be found during a colonoscopy?
    • A. 

      Peritonitis

    • B. 

      Halitosis

    • C. 

      Cancer

    • D. 

      Hepatitis

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