Glucose Metabolism - What Do You Know?

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Glucose Quizzes & Trivia

The quiz is aimed at students on a second year nursing degree, it examines basic concepts in the biochemistry of glucose metabolism and the maintainance of glucose homeostasis


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

  • 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