Digestive System Functions & Organs Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the name of the mechanism that inhibits gastric motility and the secretion of gastric acid?

Question 2 2. How does the soft palate play an important role in the function of the pharynx?

Question 3 3. What forms must carbohydrates and proteins take to be absorbed by the small intestine?

Question 4 4. Which nutrients are NOT broken down by enzymes found in pancreatic juice?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is the proper order of structures that food must pass through on its way to the stomach?

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Question 6 6. If a person decides to defecate, then what is the last structure the waste materials will pass through?

Question 7 7. Which movement within the small intestine is described as the contraction of circular smooth muscles that constrict the intestines into segments?

Question 8 8. What is the name given to the multiple pouches in the outer wall of the colon?

Question 9 9. When you put a bite of food in your mouth, why is there an increase in secretions from the gastric glands?

Question 10 10. What do amylase and pepsin have in common?

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Question 11 11. Which structure must open for food to pass from the esophagus to the stomach?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of a parasympathetic nervous system function?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a large pouch that forms the beginning of the large intestine?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is FALSE concerning the mucosa?

Question 15 15. How is digesting food moved along the small intestine?

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Question 16 16. Which cells in the stomach produce pepsinogen?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is not a function of hydrochloric acid in gastric juice?

Question 18 18. Which of the following best describes Salivary Amylase?

Question 19 19. Why is the appendix considered a potential trouble spot in the intestine?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements best describes the Alimentary Canal?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following best describes the pancreas?

Question 22 22. Which structures secrete mucus?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is not a function of saliva?

Question 24 24. What assists with the mechanical digestion of food inside the stomach?

Question 25 25. How are the Parietal cells within the stomach involved in the digestive process?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following secretions helps neutralize acidic chyme coming from the stomach?

Question 27 27. What is the role of bile?

Question 28 28. Cindy has been diagnosed with peptic ulcers that require treatment. What has occurred within her stomach to lead to this condition?

Question 29 29. Which enzyme breaks down starch?

Question 30 30. When does maximum secretion of hydrochloric acid and pepsinogen in the stomach occur?

Digestive System Functions & Organs Chapter Exam Instructions

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