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What is the Small Intestine? - Anatomy and Functions

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Why is the Duodenum important in the small intestine?

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1. What is the order a food mass follows through the small intestine?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The small intestine is responsible for food digestion and the absorption of nutrients. This worksheet/quiz combination will help you assess your understanding of the role that each part plays in the overall function of the small intestine.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be asked questions about the following structures of the small intestine:

  • Duodenum
  • Ileum
  • Jejunum
  • Peyer's patches

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately explain the functions of parts of the small intestine
  • Information recall - access knowledge that you have gained regarding how a food mass moves through the small intestine
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about digestion and absorption

Additional Learning

To help you better understand the function of the small intestine, review the accompanying lesson called What is the Small Intestine? - Anatomy and Functions. This lesson details the following objectives:

  • Identify the main functions of the small intestine
  • Trace the passage of food through each area of the small intestine
  • Identify the individual parts of the small intestine and explain their function
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