Anatomy of the Intestines, Pancreas, Gallbladder & Anus - Quiz & Worksheet


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In which part of the digestive tract are most of the nutrients absorbed?

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1. Your small intestine is good at absorbing nutrients because its lining has these tiny finger-like extensions.

2. Which of the following is an organ that produces digestive juices needed for the breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates and fats?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nutrient absorption occurs in the small intestines. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your understanding of parts of the digestive tract.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to review:

  • The role of the small intestine
  • Characteristics of intestinal villi
  • The role of the pancreas
  • Characteristics of the appendix
  • Features of the large intestine

Skills Practiced

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

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge of human anatomy to answer questions about the digestive tract
  • Information recall access the knowledge you've gained about the intestines, pancreas, gallbladder and the anus
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast the role that the small intestine and the large intestine play

Additional Learning

To learn more about anatomy, review the accompanying lesson on the Intestines, Pancreas, Gallbladder & Anus. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifying the location where nutrient absorption takes place
  • Defining the finger-like features found in the small intestine
  • Understanding the organ that helps break down fats, carbohydrates and protein
  • Identifying the sac-like organ that aids in the breakdown of fats
  • Understanding the role of the part of the digestive tract that processes everything you eat
  • Defining the puckered, small tube that hangs from the cecum
  • Identifying the pouches found in the wall of the large intestine
  • Understanding the part of the body where waste ultimately is exited