Overview of the Human Digestive System


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What is the general job of the human digestive system?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a part of the digestive system?

2. In which part of the digestive system is water absorbed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of the human digestive system. Organs that make up the digestive system are covered in this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By completing this quiz, your knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • Purpose of the human digestive system
  • Parts of the body that make up the digestive system
  • Organ in the body where water is absorbed
  • Where glucose and other molecules are absorbed
  • Part of the digestive system where bile is stored

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what the digestive system does for your body
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding water absorption in the digestive system and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific organs in the digestive system

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the related lesson titled Overview of the Human Digestive System. This lesson covers the following:

  • How the digestive system processes complex food
  • Why enzymes are in saliva
  • Purpose of strong acids in the stomach
  • Job of the small and large intestines
  • Functions of the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder