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What Is the Pancreas? - Function, Enzymes & Role in Digestion

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Which nutrients are NOT broken down by enzymes found in pancreatic juice?

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1. If enzymes are created in the pancreas, where will they end up right after they leave the pancreas?

2. Which of the following best describes the pancreas?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet measure your understanding of the function of the pancreas. Students will be tested on secretions that help neutralize the acidic chyme and the enzyme that breaks down starch.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Enzyme that breaks down starch
  • Nutrients that are broken down by enzymes in pancreatic juice
  • Description of pancreas
  • Secretions that help neutralize the acidic chyme from the stomach
  • Structure that the pancreatic duct leads into

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the pancreas lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the enzyme that breaks down starch
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the nutrients that are broken down by enzymes in pancreatic juice

Additional Learning

To learn more about a specific organ of the body, review the lesson called What is the Pancreas? - Function, Enzymes & Role in Digestion. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what the pancreas is and the enzymes and glands that aid in digestion
  • Review what the function of pancreatic juice and pancreatic amylase are
  • Explain how the pancreas is categorized under two types of glands
  • Recall the function of pancreatic lipase
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