What Drives Us to Eat? - Influence of Hunger & Appetite

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John has just finished a large meal. Despite the fact that his body has no need for food at the moment, John cannot resist eating a slice of apple pie. John's want for dessert in this scenario is an example of being driven by _____.

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1. After eating breakfast Mary no longer feels hungry. This is because her fat cells secreted a hormone called _____.

2. It has been several hours since your last meal, and you are beginning to feel hunger pangs. This is because your stomach is secreting which hormone to stimulate the appetite?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about what causes hunger and makes a person have an appetite. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the part of the brain that plays a role in the regulation of appetite and hunger and the cranial nerve that signals fullness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Formal name for the desire for food
  • Hormone secreted by fat cells to suppress appetite
  • Cranial nerve responsible for sending signals of stomach fullness to the brain
  • Hormone secreted by stomach to stimulate hunger
  • Part of the brain that plays a role in the regulation of appetite and hunger

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related hunger lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about the cranial nerve that is responsible for sending signals of stomach fullness to the brain
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the hormone that is secreted by fat cells to suppress appetite

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to hunger, read through the brief lesson called What Drives Us to Eat? - Influence of Hunger & Appetite. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what appetite and hunger are
  • Understand the process of an appetite
  • Recall the hormones that influence hunger and appetite
  • Review how the body communicates hunger and appetite
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