Medical Quiz

Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates Quiz


The overall goal of carbohydrate digestion is to

A. break carbohydrates down into monosaccharides

B. generate disaccharides

C. move fibers into the bloodstream

D. obtain kcal within the intestinal cells

Maltase converts Maltose to Glucose + ____________________

A. Fructose

B. Glucose

C. Galactose

D. Maltose

Sucrase converts Sucrose to Glucose + ____________________

A. Fructose

B. Glucose

C. Galactose

D. Maltose

The carbohydrate type that contribute the most to satiety is

A. monosacharides

B. disaccharides

C. starches

D. fibers

Therapeutic diet refers to

A. diabetes

B. food allergies

C. the use of diet or certain foods in the treatment and management of diseases.

D. a medical condition

Blood leaves the small intestine and head to the liver via the

A. hepatic portal vein

B. aorta

C. capillaries

D. vena cava

E. abdominal aorta

Stool is softened for elimination by

A. fibers absorbing water

B. bacteria fermenting fibers

C. monosaccharides being transported into the blood

D. pancreatic enzymes

Carbohydrate digestion occurs in the stomach.



Lactose is found in milk or ice cream.



Approximately how many adults are lactose intolerant worldwide?

A. 65%

B. 45%

C. 35%

D. 25%

E. 5%

Glucose is transported into intestinal lining cells via

A. osmosis

B. passive transport

C. active transport

D. endocytosis

Beans are high in FODMAP.



Lactase converts Lactose to Glucose + ____________________

A. Fructose

B. Glucose

C. Galactose

D. Maltose

Intolerance is caused by…

A. An infection

B. Deficiency of enzymes that metabolize carbohydrates

Fructose and galactose exit the liver intact.



Digestive enzyme found in the mouth

A. amylase

B. amylose

C. maltase

D. sucrase

E. lactase

Which organs carry out most carbohydrate digestion?

A. mouth

B. stomach

C. liver

D. large intestine

Which of the following is NOT a significant source of resistant starches?

A. bananas

B. potatoes

C. milk

D. legumes

E. grains


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