Digestive System Quiz Questions! Exam

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Digestive System Quiz Questions! Exam

Ever wondered how much you know about the digestive system and anatomy? Would you be able to pass this quiz? This quiz features questions like what trypsin is, saliva's function in the digestive system, what the large and small intestine consists of, what the colon absorbs, and where the food is entering the stomach. This quiz will teach you a lot about the anatomy of the digestive system. Good luck with the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Trypsin is an enzyme produced by the:
    • A. 

      Duodenum

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Pancreas

    • D. 

      Gall bladder

  • 2. 
    Where does peristalsis occur?
    • A. 

      Only in the mouth

    • B. 

      Only in the stomach

    • C. 

      Only in the small intestine

    • D. 

      All sections of the alimentary canal

  • 3. 
    Salivary amylase commences:
    • A. 

      Carbohydrate digestion

    • B. 

      Protein digestion

    • C. 

      Fat digestion

    • D. 

      Vitamin and mineral digestion

  • 4. 
    The main part of the large intestine is the:
    • A. 

      Duodenum

    • B. 

      Colon

    • C. 

      Caecum

    • D. 

      Ileum

  • 5. 
    The colon primarily absorbs which substance?
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates

    • B. 

      Proteins

    • C. 

      Fats and lipids

    • D. 

      Water

  • 6. 
    The three parts of the small intestine from beginning to end are:
    • A. 

      Ascending, transverse and descending

    • B. 

      Duodenum, jejenum and ileum

    • C. 

      Jejenum, ileum and duodenum

    • D. 

      Duodenum, leum and jejenum

  • 7. 
    What is the name of the muscle found where food enters the stomach?
    • A. 

      Cardiac sphincter

    • B. 

      Pyloric sphincter

    • C. 

      Renin sphincter

  • 8. 
    In which part of the small intestine are villi found, which nutrients pass through into either the blood or lymph?
    • A. 

      Duodenum

    • B. 

      Jejenum

    • C. 

      Ileum

  • 9. 
    What is the end product of carbohydrate digestion?
    • A. 

      Glucose

    • B. 

      Amino acids

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Fatty acids and glycerol

  • 10. 
    What is the end product of fat digestion?
    • A. 

      Glucose

    • B. 

      Amino acids

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Fatty acids and glycerol

  • 11. 
    Which organ is the primary organ of metabolism?
    • A. 

      Gall bladder

    • B. 

      Pancreas

    • C. 

      Stomach

    • D. 

      Liver

  • 12. 
    Where is bile manufactured/produced?
    • A. 

      Gall bladder

    • B. 

      Pancreas

    • C. 

      Liver

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 13. 
    The islets of Langerhans, which produce insulin, are found in which organ?
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Pancreas

    • C. 

      Spleen

    • D. 

      Gall bladder

  • 14. 
    Which nutrient is not broken down during digestion?
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates

    • B. 

      Proteins

    • C. 

      Fats

    • D. 

      Fibre

  • 15. 
    Which pathology refers to a distorted or scarred liver as a result of chronic inflammation?
    • A. 

      Hepatitis

    • B. 

      Cirrhosis

    • C. 

      Gall stones

    • D. 

      Haemorrhoids

  • 16. 
    Dyspepsia is another name for which pathology?
    • A. 

      Ulcer

    • B. 

      Constipation

    • C. 

      Indigestion

    • D. 

      Hernia

  • 17. 
    A common bowel condition caused by recurrent abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhea, and bloating.
    • A. 

      Irritable bowel syndrome

    • B. 

      Crohns disease

    • C. 

      Flatulence

    • D. 

      Haemorrhoids

  • 18. 
    A break in the skin or lining of the alimentary canal which fails to heal and is accompanied by inflammation.
    • A. 

      Flatulence

    • B. 

      Hiatis hernia

    • C. 

      Ulcer

    • D. 

      Dyspepsia

  • 19. 
    In this pathology, the stomach protrudes into the chest.
    • A. 

      Peptic ulcer

    • B. 

      Hiatis hernia

    • C. 

      Duodenal ulcer

    • D. 

      Gastric ulcer

  • 20. 
    Thi pathology is also known as acid reflux and causes a burning sensation behind the sternum.
    • A. 

      Indigestion

    • B. 

      Heartburn

    • C. 

      Cirrhois

    • D. 

      Crohns disease

  • 21. 
    What is responsible for neutralizing chyme and breaking up fat?
    • A. 

      Insulin

    • B. 

      Bile

    • C. 

      Trypsin

    • D. 

      Rennin

  • 22. 
    On which nutrients do the enzymes proteases act?
    • A. 

      Lipids

    • B. 

      Proteins

    • C. 

      Carbohydrates

  • 23. 
    On which nutrients do the enzymes lipases act?
    • A. 

      Lipids

    • B. 

      Proteins

    • C. 

      Carbohydrates

  • 24. 
    On which nutrients do the enzymes amylases act?
    • A. 

      Lipids

    • B. 

      Proteins

    • C. 

      Carbohydrates

  • 25. 
    Which organ has the function of metabolizing ethanol in alcohol?
    • A. 

      Gall bladder

    • B. 

      Pancreas

    • C. 

      Liver

    • D. 

      Stomach

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