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Digestive system

Quiz by Gemma Booth (School of Community Health & Midwifery)

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  • Q1
    Where does most of the absorption of nutrients take place in the digestive system?
    Small intestine
    Large intestine
  • Q2
    What is the main function of the large intestine in the digestive system?
    Secretion of digestive enzymes
    Absorption of water
    Breakdown of food into smaller particles
    Production of bile
  • Q3
    What is the role of the pancreas in the digestive system?
    Absorption of water
    Transport of food
    Production of digestive enzymes and hormones
    Storage of bile
  • Q4
    What is chyme?
    A hormone that regulates hunger and appetite
    A type of enzyme produced by the pancreas
    The mixture of food and gastric juices in the stomach
    A type of cell in the lining of the small intestine
  • Q5
    What is peristalsis?
    The process of breaking down lipids with bile
    The production of insulin in the pancreas
    The absorption of water in the large intestine
    The involuntary muscle contractions that move food through the digestive system
  • Q6
    What is the enzyme found in saliva that helps break down carbohydrates?
  • Q7
    What is the function of the liver in the digestive system?
    To produce bile for fat digestion
    To produce digestive enzymes
    To produce hormones for metabolism
    To regulate blood sugar levels
  • Q8
    What is the name of the ring-like muscle that controls the flow of food from the stomach to the small intestine?
    Cardiac sphincter
    Pyloric sphincter
    Ileocecal valve
    Sphincter of Oddi
  • Q9
    What is the function of the rectum in the digestive system?
    To absorb water and electrolytes
    To store and eliminate waste
    To filter waste from the blood
    To produce digestive enzymes
  • Q10
    Which of the following organs produces insulin?

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