The Human Digestive System: Test Your Knowledge! Trivia Quiz

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Digestive System Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome to the trivia quiz that tests your knowledge on the human digestive systems. This particular system is made up of a set of organs whose major role is to break down food and dispose of the unwanted products from the food. Think you know how it works and how it’s able to attain its function? Take up this test and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    To prevent aspiration after meals by a patient who has difficulty swallowing, the nurse should first:
    • A. 

      Position the patient in the low-Fowler's position

    • B. 

      Provide a pitcher of water at the bedside

    • C. 

      Encourage mouth care when necessary

    • D. 

      Inspect the mouth for pocketed food

  • 2. 
    The adequacy of tissue oxygenation is most accurately measured by
    • A. 

      Hematocrit values

    • B. 

      Hemoglobin levels

    • C. 

      Arterial blood gases

    • D. 

      Pulmonary function tests

  • 3. 
    When do wheezing breath sounds occur?
    • A. 

      When fluid is in the lung

    • B. 

      When sitting in the orthopneic position

    • C. 

      When air moves through a narrowed airway

    • D. 

      When the pleural sack rubs against the lung surface

  • 4. 
    Which is most effective for maintaining a patent airway?
    • A. 

      Active coughing

    • B. 

      Incentive spirometry

    • C. 

      Nebulizer treatments

    • D. 

      Abdominal breathing

  • 5. 
    Which of the following oxygen delivery method can deliver 100% Oxygen at 15 LPM?
    • A. 

      Nasal cannula

    • B. 

      Simple face mask

    • C. 

      Non rebreather mask

    • D. 

      Partial rebreather mask

  • 6. 
    The majority of the digestion process takes place in the
    • A. 

      Mouth

    • B. 

      Small intestine

    • C. 

      Large intestine

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 7. 
    What is the BMI Of A.J., weighing 120 lbs and has a height of 5 feet 7 inches?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      19

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      25

  • 8. 
    Protein and Fat digestion begin where?
    • A. 

      Mouth

    • B. 

      Esophagus

    • C. 

      Small intestine

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is considered as the main muscle of respiration?
    • A. 

      Lungs

    • B. 

      Intercostal muscles

    • C. 

      Diaphragm

    • D. 

      Pectoralis major

  • 10. 
    Why am I tired?
    • A. 

      Because I am working hard to make this quiz for our 153 class

    • B. 

      Because I had to help my kids with their homework, wash the clothes and cook dinner

    • C. 

      Because I stayed up late last night reviewing our NG feeding for today's skills check off

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following will alert the nurse as an early sign of hypoxia?
    • A. 

      Client is tired

    • B. 

      Client is coughing out blood

    • C. 

      The client's heart rate is 50 bpm

    • D. 

      Client is frequently turning from side to side

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is considered the best indicator of the nutritional status of an individual?
    • A. 

      Height

    • B. 

      Weight

    • C. 

      Arm circumference

    • D. 

      BMI

  • 13. 
    This is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kg water to 1 degree Celsius.
    • A. 

      Calorie

    • B. 

      Joules

    • C. 

      Metabolism

    • D. 

      Basal metabolic rate

  • 14. 
    The end product of protein digestion or the “Building blocks of Protein” is what we call.
    • A. 

      Nucleotides

    • B. 

      Fatty acids

    • C. 

      Glucose

    • D. 

      Amino Acids

  • 15. 
    The best method of oxygen administration for the client with COPD uses:
    • A. 

      Cannula

    • B. 

      Simple Face mask

    • C. 

      Non rebreather mask

    • D. 

      Venturi mask

  • 16. 
    Surfactant is produced by what cells in the alveoli?
    • A. 

      Type I pneumocytes

    • B. 

      Type II pneumocytes

    • C. 

      Goblet cells

    • D. 

      Adipose cells

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is the initial sign of hypoxemia in an adult client? 1. Tachypnea 2. Tachycardia 3. Cyanosis 4. Pallor 5. Irritability 6. Flaring of Nares
    • A. 

      1,2

    • B. 

      2,5

    • C. 

      2,6

    • D. 

      3,4

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