Quiz : What Do You Know Glucose Metabolism?

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Glucose metabolism is an essential biochemical process in the body. We're curious to know what do you about glucose metabolism. The quiz is aimed at students with a second-year nursing degree, it examines basic concepts in the biochemistry of glucose metabolism and the maintenance of glucose homeostasis. Do you think you can answer all the questions in our quiz correctly? You can even try this quiz as many times as you like for fun. Let's see how well you do on this quiz. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Glycolysis takes place in all cells in the body
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What is the first choice of fuel for all cells?
  • 3. 
    Which of the following provides the most energy?
    • A. 

      Anaerobic glycolysis

    • B. 

      Aerobic glycolysis

    • C. 

      Gluconeogenesis

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which cells are most dependent on glucose as their fuel source
    • A. 

      Red blood cells

    • B. 

      Kidneys

    • C. 

      Liver

    • D. 

      Neurons

    • E. 

      Heart

  • 5. 
    Where is glycogen stored in the body?
  • 6. 
    In fasting to early starvation which of the following pathways are active?
    • A. 

      Gluconeogenesis

    • B. 

      Glycogen synthesis

    • C. 

      Glycolysis

    • D. 

      Ketogenesis

    • E. 

      Glycogenolysis

  • 7. 
    The key enzyme phophofructokinase (PFK) in glycolysis is activated by...
    • A. 

      High ATP

    • B. 

      Low ATP

  • 8. 
    Glucokinase is present in all cells
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Glycogen is a polymer composed of                units
  • 10. 
    What is the importance of phophorylation of glucose by hexokinase or glucokinase after entry into a cell
  • 11. 
    Glycolysis takes place in all cells
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Glycogen synthesis and glycogenolysis are a reversal of the same pathway
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Insulin acts to....
    • A. 

      Increase blood glucose levels

    • B. 

      Decrease gluconeogenesis

    • C. 

      Increase glycolysis

    • D. 

      Decrease glucose uptake into cells

    • E. 

      Increase glycogen synthesis in the liver

  • 14. 
    Insulin and glucagon are produced from the same cell type
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Where in the cell does glycolysis occur?
  • 16. 
    What is needed in aerobic glycolysis that is not required in anaerobic glycolysis?
  • 17. 
    In anaerobic glycolysis glucose is converted to pyruvate which is then converted to.......
  • 18. 
    In strenuous exercise glycogen stores in muscle are broken down, glucose produced and transported to other tissues to provide energy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When we have just eaten (post prandial state) which hormone is active?
    • A. 

      Insulin

    • B. 

      Glucagon

    • C. 

      Epinephrine

    • D. 

      None of the above

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