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Digestive System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What would result if a disaccharide was hydrolyzed?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is the proper order of structures that food must pass through on its way to the stomach?

Question 3 3. Why is the appendix considered a potential trouble spot in the intestine?

Question 4 4. Which of the following structures are lymphatic capillaries that absorb dietary fats?

Question 5 5. After digestion, fats enter lymphatic capillaries known as _____.

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Question 6 6. Which cells in the stomach produce pepsinogen?

Question 7 7. Cindy has been diagnosed with peptic ulcers that require treatment. What has occurred within her stomach to lead to this condition?

Question 8 8. Which of the following terms describes the breakdown of a chemical compound using a water molecule?

Question 9 9. Which section of the small intestine provides the best place for absorption of vitamin B12?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is the primary function of dietary carbohydrates?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following best describes Salivary Amylase?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is the basic building block of a carbohydrate?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is FALSE concerning the mucosa?

Question 14 14. Which structure must open for food to pass from the esophagus to the stomach?

Question 15 15. Pancreatic lipase breaks fats down into which two digestive products?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following DOES NOT help improve absorption within the small intestine?

Question 17 17. Which of the following best describes the pancreas?

Question 18 18. Which enzymes are important in breaking down disaccharides?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is not a function of saliva?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a large pouch that forms the beginning of the large intestine?

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Question 21 21. All of the following are differences between the digestion of fats and the digestion of proteins or carbohydrates, EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. If a person does not produce sufficient amounts of saliva they could be at higher risks of which condition?

Question 23 23. What is the name given to the small hair-like projections on the simple columnar epithelial cells lining the small intestine?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is the correct order in which proteins are digested?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT true of the enterogastric reflex?

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Question 26 26. Nutrient-rich blood goes from the digestive system to the liver through the _____, then the liver is drained by the _____.

Question 27 27. Salivary amylase is active in which of the following parts of the digestive system?

Question 28 28. When you put a bite of food in your mouth, why is there an increase in secretions from the gastric glands?

Question 29 29. Which of the following secretions helps neutralize acidic chyme coming from the stomach?

Question 30 30. If a person decides to defecate, then what is the last structure the waste materials will pass through?

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