Digestion Quiz


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

What is the purpose of Iron?

A. Transport oxygen to the cells, blood cell formation, etc.

B. Produce thyroid hormones

C. When a person consumes too many calories.

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

What is an important part of the digestive system?
A. Heart
B. Lungs
C. Stomach
D. Kidneys

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

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

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

Where does ingestion begin?

A. duodenum

B. stomach

C. mouth

D. colon

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

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

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

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

The correct order of parts labelled 2,3,7,8
A.     Oesophagus,stomach,pancreas,liver
B.     Oesophagus,stomach,liver,pancreas
C.     Oesophagus,pancreas,stomach,liver
D.     Oesophagus,pancreas,liver,stomach

The process of which food enters the alimentary canal through the mouth is called

A. digestion

B. ingestion

C. absorption

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

Nutrients from digested food are absorbed in which digestive organ?
A. Small Intestine
B. Stomach
C. Large Intestine
D. Gallbladder

What causes rickets?

A. Vitamin A Deficiency

B. Vitamin C deficiency

C. Vitamin D deficiency

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

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

Why do we need carbohydrate in the diet?

A. for energy

B. for growth and repair

C. to keep us healthy

D. for insulation

Which of the following is NOT part of the digestive tract?  (Hint:  Identify the secondary organ.)
A. Mouth
B. Esophagus
C. Small Intestine
D. Liver

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

Number 2 is pointing to the…
A.     Esophagus
B.     Stomach
C.     Small intestine
D.     Anus

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

Which nutrient provides the most amount of energy per gram?
A. Carbohydrate
B. Fats
C. Protein
D. Vitamin


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