Catabolism: Definition & Examples


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What is catabolism?

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1. Which of the following is a catabolic reaction?

2. What does glycolysis do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools will quiz you on the aspects of catabolism. Quiz questions will ask you to define catabolism, identify components of catabolic reactions, and recall the function of glycolysis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested over your ability to:

  • Define catabolism
  • Identify catabolic reactions
  • Understand the function of glycolysis
  • Identify components used for energy in catabolic reactions
  • Know which cycle creates the most energy for the body's use

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related chemistry lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the catabolic process and components used for energy in its reactions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about catabolic reactions

Additional Learning

For more about catabolism, review the related lesson called Catabolism: Definition & Examples. Lesson material focuses on the following objectives:

  • Recall the definition of catabolism
  • See how catabolism begins in digestion
  • Understand the role of glycolysis in the catabolic process
  • Examine the beta oxidation of fatty acids