Digestive System Quiz: MCQ! Exam

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Digestive System Quiz: MCQ! Exam

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where does mechanical digestion begin?
    • A. 

      Stomach

    • B. 

      Mouth

    • C. 

      Esophagus

    • D. 

      The pinky finger

  • 2. 
    What does chemical digestion involve?
    • A. 

      Breaking down feces

    • B. 

      Helps with blood clots

    • C. 

      Breaking down the food into simpler nutrients

    • D. 

      Fixing skin cells

  • 3. 
    What enzyme does saliva contain that begins the breakdown of carbohydrates?
    • A. 

      Salivary Amylase

    • B. 

      Carbohydrates

    • C. 

      Protease

    • D. 

      Lipase

  • 4. 
    Do both digestion processes begin in the mouth? 
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

  • 5. 
    What is the general function of the mouth?
    • A. 

      To carry food, liquids, and saliva from the mouth to the stomach

    • B. 

      To talk back to people

    • C. 

      It has no significant digestive function

    • D. 

      To break down the food into smaller pieces to start digestion

  • 6. 
    What are the three different types of glands?
    • A. 

      Perotid, lingual, & submandibular

    • B. 

      Gonad, rectum, & anus

    • C. 

      Parotid, submandibular, & sublingual

    • D. 

      Heart, brain, & lungs

  • 7. 
    What are the three sections in the small intestine?
    • A. 

      Cecum

    • B. 

      Duodenum

    • C. 

      Jejunum

    • D. 

      Ileum

  • 8. 
    Does the liver metabolizes nutrients and detoxifies harmful substances?
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 9. 
    What is the function of the stomach? 
    • A. 

      It helps with maximum contraction

    • B. 

      It is the last part of the digestive tract which excretes the digestive waste

    • C. 

      It secretes acid and enzymes to digest food

    • D. 

      It plays a huge role in digestion by acting like a valve

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not part of the large intestine?
    • A. 

      Colon

    • B. 

      Duodenum

    • C. 

      Cecum

    • D. 

      Rectum

  • 11. 
    The colon has 6 sections.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The pancreas is located in the back of the abdomen, behind the stomach.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The pyloric sphincter is located on the left side of the abdomen. 
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 14. 
    The definition of chyme is a thin, clear, virtually colorless acidic fluid secreted by the stomach glands and active in promoting digestion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The function of the anus is the last part of the digestive tract, which excretes digestive waste. 
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 16. 
    What are the three parts of the pharynx?
    • A. 

      Nasopharynx

    • B. 

      Chips

    • C. 

      Laryngopharynx

    • D. 

      Oropharynx

  • 17. 
    What is the function of the esophagus?
    • A. 

      To carry food

    • B. 

      To carry liquids

    • C. 

      To carry saliva

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 18. 
    What is the size of the gallbladder?
    • A. 

      Apple

    • B. 

      Pear

    • C. 

      Banana

    • D. 

      Peach

  • 19. 
    What is the size of the small intestine?
    • A. 

      20 ft

    • B. 

      5 ft

    • C. 

      10 ft

    • D. 

      2 ft

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