Anabolism and Catabolism: Definitions & Examples


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Which of the following statements is true about metabolism?

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1. When you eat a large meal, the _____ activity called digestion takes the biomolecules you consumed and breaks them down into smaller molecules.

2. Which of the following reactions produces large molecules, such as carbohydrates and proteins, and uses these new molecules to build muscle tissue, create new cells and mineralize bone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your knowledge of two metabolic processes: anabolism and catabolism. You'll learn about what occurs during each of these processes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to test your understanding of:

  • The definition of metabolism
  • The process of catabolism and when it occurs
  • The process of anabolism and characteristics associated with it
  • ATP creation and usage

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about anabolism
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast anabolism and catabolism
  • Explaining key concepts - accurately define metabolism and describe the process involved

Additional Learning

To learn more about metabolic processes, review the accompanying lesson on Anabolism and Catabolism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term referring to all of the physical and chemical activities in the body that convert or use energy
  • Understand the process that coverts biochemical energy to ATP
  • Define the term referring to all metabolic processes that break down biomolecules
  • Define the term referring to all metabolic processes that build biomolecules