Medical Quiz

Digestion Quiz


What is a balanced diet?

A. Eating all the nutrients in the same amount

B. Eating the different nutrients in the correct amounts

C. Eating a variety of foods in the same amounts

D. Eating whatever you like

After the stomach where does the digested food go next?

A. Into the esophagus

B. Into the large intestine

C. Into the small intestine

D. into the liver

What is the difference between the small and large intestine?

A. The small intestine is shorter

B. The large intestine is skinnier

C. The small intestine is skinnier and longer

D. The large intestine is longer

Why are fats important in the diet?

A. to help us grow

B. to keep us warm

C. to give us energy and for insulation

D. to give us energy

Which of these foods are good sources of vitamins and minerals?

A. fruit and veg

B. pasta and bread

C. milk and eggs

D. beans and pulses

What causes rickets?

A. Vitamin A Deficiency

B. Vitamin C deficiency

C. Vitamin D deficiency

Protein is needed in the diet for…

A. growth only

B. repair and energy

C. growth and repair

D. energy and growth

A short tube at the end of the large intestine that stores solid waste is the…
A. Anus
B. Rectum

The opening at the end of the digestive system where solid waste comes out is the…
A. rectum
B. anus
C. mouth
D. large intestine

What pushes food from the mouth to the stomach?
A. Stomach
B. Gall bladder
C. Esophagus

What begins the process of mechanical breakdown?
A. the mouth
B. the esophagus
C. the pancreas

Which of the following is NOT a factor that determines how much energy we need.
A. Age
B. Gender
C. Health status
D. Level of activity

What individual characteristics are most important in determining how much nutrients a person needs in a daily diet?

A. gender, age, weight, physical activity level

B. gender, hunger, age, weight

C. age, physical activity level, weight, trainer

D. age, physical activity level, gender, calories

The part of the digestive system which is highlighted represents:
A. Oesophagus
B. Small intestine
C. Stomach
D. Trachea

What is kwashiorkor caused by?

A. Severe malnutrition

B. Overnutrition

C. Junk food

Number 3 is pointing to the…
A.     Small intestine
B.     Rectum
C.     Large intestine
D.     Stomach

What churns food and breaks it down further using strong acids?
A. Stomach
B. Salivary glands
C. Liver

Jerry wants to build up his muscles, which food group intake he should increase ? 
A. Carbohydrates
B. Fats
C. Proteins
D. vitamins

These are fingerlike projections in the small intestine that nutrients pass through. 
A. villi
B. absorbers
C. cilia 
D. vascular

The chewing and grinding of food into smaller pieces is an example of…
A. Mechanical Digestion
B. Chemical Digestion

Tube that carries swallowed food to the stomach
A. esophagus
B. liver
C. pancreas
D. rectum

Which one of these is true about minerals?

A. we need them in large amounts

B. we don’t need them at all

C. we only need some of them

D. we need them in small amounts

What produces the bile used to break down fats?
A. Liver
B. Large Intestine
C. Mouth

Why is calcium important in the diet?

A. for healthy muscles

B. for strong teeth and bones

C. for strong hair and nails

D. for healthy eyes

What stores bile?
A. Colon
B. Gall Bladder
C. Small Intestine


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