Lower GI - Topic Examination

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  • 1. 
    The main function of the lower GI is to:
    • A. 

      Remove solid wastes from your body

    • B. 

      Digest nutrients

    • C. 

      Extracts salts and water from your stool

    • D. 

      Do nothing

  • 2. 
    What is the correct spelling of the middle section of your small intestines?
    • A. 

      Dujenum

    • B. 

      Jejunum

    • C. 

      Dudenum

    • D. 

      Jedunum

  • 3. 
    The caecum is located closest to which other structure?
    • A. 

      Ileum

    • B. 

      Ascending Colon

    • C. 

      Appendix

    • D. 

      Rectum

  • 4. 
    Which part of the colon has an arterial supply to the left of the abdominal cavity?
    • A. 

      Ascending colon

    • B. 

      Transverse colon

    • C. 

      Descending colon

    • D. 

      Sigmoid colon

  • 5. 
    How long is the rectum (in millimetres)?
    • A. 

      1.2

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      120

    • D. 

      1200

  • 6. 
    Which of the following food types does the small intestine break down?
    • A. 

      Fats

    • B. 

      Lipids

    • C. 

      Carbohydrates

    • D. 

      Proteins

  • 7. 
    Fill in the blanks.  As the walls of the rectum begin to expand, the _________ signal the need to defacate. If defacation is delayed for a long period of time, then the stools harden and constipation may occur. 
  • 8. 
    Fill in the blanks.  The anus is the final section of the rectum. Its function is to expel the ________ from the rectum.
  • 9. 
    True or False? Diffusion is where all of the nutrients are absorbed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Describe the anatomical location of the transverse colon, and describe its function. 
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