What Do You Know About the Stomach?

 Our stomach is a very nervous and often-vindictive organ. It is incredibly important, since without it we'd die of thirst and starvation, but it can also cause quite a few problems. So let's get to the test - how well do you know your stomach?
 
 
Bile is made in the...
Liver
Large Intestine
Small Intestine
Stomach
 
 
Your food can spend up to this long in the small intestine:
4 hours
4 days
4 weeks
4 minutes
 
 
The large intestine measures about...
5 feet (1.5 meters)
10 feet (3 meters)
25 feet (7.5 meters)
50 feet (15 meters)
 
 
Which of these is digested the fastest?
They pass through your stomach and small intestine much faster than protein or fat.
Carbohydrates
Protein
Fat
 
 
How long is an adult’s small intestine?
22 feet (6.7 meters)
122 feet (37 meters)
250 feet (76 meters)
5 feet (1.5 meters)
 
 
Which organs help with the absorption of nutrients?
Pancreas, liver, and gallbladder
Liver, kidneys and heart
Pancreas kidneys and heart
Kidneys, prostate and bronchi
 
 
How long does it take food to reach your stomach?
When you swallow food, it enters your esophagus. That’s a stretchy tube about 10 inches long that connects the back of the throat to the stomach. It’s narrow, but the muscles in its walls slowly squeeze food down and through. This is called peristalsis. It normally takes just a couple of seconds for each bite.
2-3 seconds
2-3 minutes
20-30 minutes
2-3 hours
 
 
True or False: Foods that contain insoluble fiber (which does not dissolve in water) cause less gas and bloating than those with soluble fiber (which does dissolve in water).
Insoluble fiber is not digested by the body. It passes through the intestines unchanged, so it makes little gas.
True
False
 
 
Which of these has not been shown to cause stomach ulcers?
Carbonated Beverages
Aspirin
Ibuprofen
 
 
True or False: The Stomach muscles can't contract
True
False
 
 
Where is the stomach located?
Left side of the upper abdomen
Right side of the upper abdomen
Lower abdomen
Right below chest
 
 
Where does the stomach receive food from?
Esophagus
Mouth
Large intestine
Small intestine
 
 
How many sections is the human stomach divided into?
The cardiac region, the fundus, the body, and the pylorus or atrium.
Four
Two
One
Six
 
Try Again
Unfortunately it doesn't seem like you know all that much about your stomach, and that's hazardous, because it can be a very susceptible part of our bodies. How about a second try, or, alternatively, you can check out your mistakes.
 
Not Bad!
You know more about the human stomach than your average Joe, and you know most of what its functions are and how it does them. However, you still did not get the highest score, and there is some room for improvement. What do you say, care to try again? If not, you can always have a look at your mistakes.
 
Nailed It!
Well you certainly have a lot of knowledge about the human stomach! You achieved high scores and that means you know a lot more than the average Joe about stomachs and digestion. You probably know how to be careful and so have a good idea of how to maintain a good and healthy relationship with your stomach. Congratulations, you aced this quiz!
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