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Human Anatomy, 6/e
Kent Van De Graaff, Weber State University

Digestive System

Multiple Choice Quiz

Please answer all questions



1

Another term for the swallowing of food is ______________________.
A)digestion
B)ingestion
C)deglutition
D)peristalsis
2

The serous membrane that passes from the lesser curvature of the stomach and the upper duodenum to the inferior surface of the liver is the _____________________.
A)visceral peritoneum
B)mesentery
C)greater omentum
D)lesser omentum
3

Which of these is not a feature of the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract?
A)lamina propria
B)goblet cells
C)myenteric plexus
D)plicae circulares
4

Adults have __________ true molars.
A)4
B)8
C)12
D)16
5

Teeth are composed of a number of substances, the bulk of which is __________________.
A)enamel
B)gingiva
C)cementum
D)dentin
6

Which of these is not one of the three pairs of extrinsic salivary glands?
A)parotid
B)palatine
C)submandibular
D)sublingual
7

Within the stomach lining, _________________ cells secrete hydrochloric acid.
A)parietal
B)goblet
C)principal
D)argentaffin
8

During which phase of gastric secretion is gastric juice released?
A)cephalic phase
B)gastric phase
C)intestinal phase
D)All of these are correct.
9

Which of these is a structural modification unique to the small intestine?
A)plicae circulares
B)villi
C)microvilli
D)All of these are unique to the small intestine.
E)None of these are unique to the small intestine.
10

The longitudinal muscle layer of the large intestine forms three distinct muscle bands called ____________________.
A)sigmoid colon
B)taeniae coli
C)haustra
D)epiploic appendages
11

Within the liver, bile is produced by __________________ and secreted into bile canaliculi.
A)Kupffer cells
B)liver lobules
C)hepatocytes
D)acinar cells
12

The condition in which the liver becomes infused with fibrous tissue and is unable to repair itself is known as ___________________.
A)hepatitis
B)cirrhosis
C)jaundice
D)hepatoma