Digestive System Anatomy Quiz: Trivia!

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Digestive System Anatomy Quiz: Trivia!

Want to test your knowledge about digestive system anatomy? This quiz can help. Digestion occurs when food is broken down into smaller pieces and delivered to the stomach by way of the esophagus. The other organs involved in digestive system anatomy include the mouth, salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. This quiz takes you on a journey throughout your body where the food is digested. Just go for it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Major Organs of the digestive system include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Spleen

    • B. 

      Stomach

    • C. 

      Esophagus

    • D. 

      Pancreas

  • 2. 
    Waves of muscular contractions that propel contents of the digestive tract distally are called
    • A. 

      Gastric segmentation

    • B. 

      Peristalsis

    • C. 

      Mastication

    • D. 

      Muscular movements

  • 3. 
    Salivary glands secrete which of the following enzymes?
    • A. 

      Lingual lipase

    • B. 

      Protease

    • C. 

      Intrinsic factor

    • D. 

      Amylase

  • 4. 
    The root of a tooth is covered by the:
    • A. 

      Enamel

    • B. 

      Dentin

    • C. 

      Cementum

    • D. 

      Pulp

  • 5. 
    The phase of swallowing that is voluntary is the ___________ phase.
    • A. 

      Pharyngeal

    • B. 

      Buccal

    • C. 

      Laryngeal

    • D. 

      Esophageal

  • 6. 
    The term given to the soupy mixture of digested nutrients, enzymes and acid in the stomach is:
    • A. 

      Rugae

    • B. 

      Chyme

    • C. 

      Gastric soup

  • 7. 
    Glandular cells in the stomach that produce HCl and intrinsic factor are ____ cells.
    • A. 

      Parietal

    • B. 

      Chief

    • C. 

      Obestatin

    • D. 

      Somatostatin

  • 8. 
    A low pH in the stomach is necessary for:
    • A. 

      Killing microbes

    • B. 

      Denaturation of proteins

    • C. 

      Breaking down plant cell walls

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    In the gastric phase of digestion________ is necessary for the breaking down of lipids.
    • A. 

      Chief cells

    • B. 

      Lingual lipase

    • C. 

      Protease

    • D. 

      Intrinsic factor

  • 10. 
    In the intestinal phase of digestion should the duodenum detect a decrease in pH below 4.5.
    • A. 

      Buffer secretions will be inhibited

    • B. 

      Secretin is release to inhibit parietal cell activity

    • C. 

      The pyloric valve will immediately close

    • D. 

      Gastric contractions will be affected by the enteric nervous system

  • 11. 
    Bile is produced in the:
    • A. 

      Gall bladder

    • B. 

      Pancreas

    • C. 

      Small intestine

    • D. 

      Liver

  • 12. 
    The liver performs all of the following functions EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Regulates blood glucose and lipid levels

    • B. 

      Store iron and fat soluable vitamins

    • C. 

      Produces RBC's if blood oxygen levels are too low

    • D. 

      Removes antibodies, toxins, and hormones from the blood

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is an accessory organ of digestion?
    • A. 

      Stomach

    • B. 

      Pancreas

    • C. 

      Spleen

    • D. 

      Colon

  • 14. 
    Digestion refers to the:
    • A. 

      Chemical breakdown of food

    • B. 

      Input of food into digestive tract

    • C. 

      Absorptions of nutrients

    • D. 

      Mixing of nutrients with digestive enzymes

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not a digestive function?
    • A. 

      Mechanical processing

    • B. 

      Absorption

    • C. 

      Compaction

    • D. 

      Filtration

  • 16. 
    The lamina propria and muscous epithelium are components of the:
    • A. 

      Serosa

    • B. 

      Mucosa

    • C. 

      Submucosa

    • D. 

      Muscularis mucosa

  • 17. 
    The myenteric plexus is:
    • A. 

      A layer of circular smooth muscle

    • B. 

      A layer of longitudinal smooth muscle

    • C. 

      A network of neurons

    • D. 

      Primarily composed of connective tissue

  • 18. 
    Contraction of the ________ alters the shape of the intestinal lumen and moves epithleial pleats and folds.
    • A. 

      Mucosa

    • B. 

      Muscularis mucosa

    • C. 

      Adventitia

    • D. 

      Submucosal plexus

  • 19. 
    Large blood vessels and lymphatics are found in the
    • A. 

      Mucosa

    • B. 

      Submucosa

    • C. 

      Serosa

    • D. 

      Muscularis

  • 20. 
    A stratified squamous epithelial linning can be found in all of the following EXCEPT in the
    • A. 

      Rectum

    • B. 

      Esophagus

    • C. 

      Stomach

    • D. 

      Oropharynx

  • 21. 
    A modification of the digestive epithelium that allows expansion of the organ is the presence of:
    • A. 

      Flat surfaces

    • B. 

      Folds of pleats

    • C. 

      Mucous glands

    • D. 

      Large amounts of skeletal muscle

  • 22. 
    The ________ gland empties into the oral cavity at the level of the second upper molar.
    • A. 

      Submaxillary

    • B. 

      Submandibular

    • C. 

      Parotid

    • D. 

      Sublingual

  • 23. 
    The bulk of each tooth consists of a mineralized matrix similar to the bone called:
    • A. 

      Enamel

    • B. 

      Cementum

    • C. 

      Dentin

    • D. 

      Pulp

  • 24. 
    The portion of the tooth that receives blood vessels and nerves is the
    • A. 

      Enamel

    • B. 

      Dentin

    • C. 

      Pulp

    • D. 

      Cementum

  • 25. 
    The passageway between the oral cavity and the pharynx is the:
    • A. 

      Uvula

    • B. 

      Phayngeal arch

    • C. 

      Fauces

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