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Rectum, Functions of the Large Intestine & Water Absorption

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What is the main form of food propulsion through the large intestine?

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1. Which of the following statements is correct?

2. What is the job of the anal sphincters?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the role of the large intestine in the digestive system. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the job of the anal sphincters and what structures secrete mucus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Main form of movement of food through the large intestine
  • What happens if food moves through the large intestine too quickly
  • Job of anal sphincters
  • Structure responsible for secreting mucus in the large intestine
  • Result of bacteria metabolizing some of the remaining nutrients

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anatomy and physiology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the job of the internal and external anal sphincters
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the movement of food through the large intestine

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to the large intestine, read through the brief lesson titled Rectum, Functions of the Large Intestine & Water Absorption. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what the goblet cells are responsible for doing in the large intestine
  • Understand what feces is made up from and the mass movements that are used to move feces through the large intestine
  • Recall what happens when the large intestine does not absorb water the proper way
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