Disaccharides: Definition, Structure, Types & Examples


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What is a discaccharide?

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1. Which of the following elements is NOT commonly found in carbohydrates, including disaccharides?

2. Which of the following is NOT a disaccharide?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Disaccharides come in many different forms and this quiz will test your understanding of these molecules through a series of multiple-choice questions. The worksheet will allow you to review any vocabulary words you may have missed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will assess how well you understand:

  • The definition of disaccharide
  • Lactose intolerance
  • The elements in a disaccharide
  • Examples of disaccharides

Skills Practiced

You'll be able to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding chemical formulas and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define disaccharide
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about lactose intolerance

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more, head over to the lesson titled Disaccharides: Definition, Structure, Types & Examples, where you will cover the following objectives:

  • Discuss forms of carbohydrates
  • Review how disaccharides form
  • Learn about monosaccharides