Pancreas: Structure & Function


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Which of the following statements best describes the function of your pancreas?

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1. What does your body use sugar (glucose) for?

2. If you eat a big sugary meal, your pancreas will produce this hormone to lower blood sugar levels.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz/worksheet combo will teach you about the structure and function of the pancreas, a small organ which is located behind the stomach and below the ribs. The interactive quiz will ask you questions pertaining to the facts surrounding it and what it does.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • The function of the pancreas
  • What the human body uses glucose for
  • Which hormone is produced by the pancreas to lower blood sugar levels and which one raises blood sugar levels
  • Little islands of endocrine tissue in the pancreas that produce hormones

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about hormones produced in the pancreas
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the function of insulin and the function of glucagon
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the structure and function of the pancreas

Additional Learning

To learn more about the pancreas, review the corresponding lesson titled Pancreas: Structure & Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what the pancreas is and where it is located
  • Examine the hormone, insulin, and what it does
  • Discuss glucagon and its purpose