Digestive System II: The Lower Gastrointestinal Tract


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What forms must carbohydrates and proteins take to be absorbed by the small intestine?

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1. What is one reason that enzymes are present in the small intestine?

2. How is digesting food moved along the small intestine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many components involved in the digestive process in the lower gastrointestinal tract. These interactive learning tools will help you understand the entire process as well as the anatomy of the small intestine and large intestine.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The small intestine
  • Characteristics of the lower gastrointestinal tract
  • The small intestine's absorptive surface area
  • Bicarbonate

Skills Practiced

These learning assessments will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - name the parts and functions of the lower gastrointestinal tract
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about anatomy and physiology to answer questions about digestion
  • Distinguishing differences - understand the differences between digestion in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts

Additional Learning

There is an accompanying lesson called Digestive System II: The Lower Gastrointestinal Tract. This lesson has the following topics:

  • Learn how food is digested in the duodenum
  • Identify digestive enzymes
  • Name the parts of the small intestine
  • Learn about the digestive process known as peristalsis
  • Understand the parts and functions of the large intestine and rectum