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Anatomy of the Throat, Esophagus & Stomach

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What is the name of the movable flap that directs food down the esophagus and air into the windpipe?

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1. Which of the following is a 10 inch long tube that has food pushed through it by peristalsis?

2. Your stomach is able to collapse or expand because it has these folds in its walls.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge on the functions of the throat, esophagus, and stomach with this quiz and worksheet combo. Some vocabulary terms you will read about and be tested on are esophageal sphincter, pharynx, and epiglottis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments. you'll be tested on the definitions and functions of the following:

  • Epiglottis
  • Esophageal sphincter
  • Esophagus
  • Rugae
  • Pyloric sphincter

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the throat, esophagus, and stomach
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast parts of the digestive tract, such as the esophageal sphincter and pyloric sphincter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of digesting food
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the function of the throat, esophagus, and stomach

Additional Learning

To learn more about the digestive tract, review the accompanying lesson on the throat, esophagus, and stomach. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the function of the digestive tract
  • Understand the functions of the pharynx and epiglottis
  • Identify the esophagus and its role in the digestive tract
  • Define peristalsis
  • Explain the function of the esophageal sphincter
  • Understand the functions of the small intestine
  • Learn about the stomach and gastric juices
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