The Digestive System: Functions & Physiological Processes


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What turns the food we eat into energy our bodies can use?

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1. What part of the esophagus, if breached by acid, causes heartburn?

2. Which of the following organs does food pass through first?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive worksheet and quiz, which can be printed off, are designed to gauge your knowledge of the makeup of the digestive system. You will be quizzed on parts of the esophagus and stomach.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this worksheet and quiz, students can see what they know about:

  • The organ that regulates blood sugar
  • An organ that isn't connected to the stomach
  • Technical term used to describe food that has softened enough to swallow
  • The bile-producing organ
  • What part of the esophagus causes heartburn

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the organ that is responsible for regulating blood sugar
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the related lesson on the digestive system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the organ that produces bile and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about the digestive system and its components, you can check out the lesson called The Digestive System: Functions & Physiological Processes. Use this lesson to do these tasks:

  • Learn what happens to food after it is chewed
  • Identify the different types of organs that makeup the digestive system
  • Examine how digestion works