Anatomy and Physiology of the Large Intestine


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What is the proper order of the four segments of the colon?

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the basic functions of the large intestine. You will be asked to recall the medical terminology for the parts of the large intestine and what each of them contributes to digestion and waste elimination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Appendix
  • Cecum
  • Haustra
  • Colon segments
  • Anal canal

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the large intestine and its function
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the anatomy of the large intestine and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - identify the various segments of the colon
  • Information recall - recall the final process of the digestive system

Additional Learning

To learn more about the large intestine, review the accompanying lesson on its function and structure. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the final stage in the digestive process
  • Explain the function and location of the large intestine
  • Differentiate between segments of the colon
  • Identify and recall functions of the cecum, appendix, colon, haustra, rectum, and anal canal
  • Understand what appendicitis is