Flatulence: Definition, Causes & Process


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A food that can cause flatulence is:

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1. The excessive formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract that is then discharged from the rectum is properly called:

2. While a lot of gas comes out in the fart, most of it doesn't smell. The smelly stuff is caused primarily by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about flatulence? This quiz and worksheet can help you find out! Take the quiz online or print the accompanying worksheet to answer questions exploring the causes, characteristics and treatment options for flatulence. Questions are multiple-choice and ask you to select the best of four answers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments can test your knowledge of:

  • Foods that can cause flatulence
  • An excessive formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Reasons a fart can smell
  • The root cause of most flatulence
  • Major treatment options for excessive flatulence

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the causes and process of flatulence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding treatment options for excessive flatulence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about causes of flatulence

Additional Learning

Better understand flatulence by reviewing the lesson accompanying this quiz and worksheet called Flatulence: Definition, Causes & Process. In this lesson, topics explore:

  • The process used to produce waste gases
  • How lactose intolerance can impact flatulence
  • Medical conditions that can cause flatulence
  • Symptoms alongside flatulence that merit a hospital visit