Structure and Function of Carbohydrates


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Which set of functional groups is always found in sugars?

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1. What type of reaction causes the formation of sugar molecules larger than monosaccharides?

2. Carlos just finished an exhausting workout. Which of the following carbohydrates can be readily used by his body as a source of fuel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions deal mainly with definitions. Some of the questions will present you with a definition of an important term. You will then select the term the question describes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on these topics:

  • Set of functional groups found in sugars
  • Reaction causing the formation of large sugar molecules
  • Sugar used as fuel in the human body
  • Number of monosaccharides in a polysaccharide

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of carbohydrates
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify true statements regarding sugars

Additional Learning

Make sure to review the related lesson titled Structure and Function of Carbohydrates for more on this subject. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define disaccharide
  • Distinguish between fibers and starches
  • Understand the carbon chain
  • Explore types of carbohydrates