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Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates Quiz


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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.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Lactose is found in milk or ice cream.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


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.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


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.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


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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