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True or False: Digestion involves large complex molecules being broken down into simple molecules.
a) True
b) False

Since the mouth can grasp food, it is sometimes called a...
a) Food shovel
b) Prehension tool
c) Hungry hand
d) Pie hole

Which glands in the mouth secrete juices containing enzymes that help digest the food?
a) Taste buds
b) Tongue glands
c) Epiglottis
d) Salivary glands

What is the muscular tube called that forces food from the mouth to the stomach?
a) Epiglottis
b) Trachea
c) Esophagus
d) Food canal

What is the sequential contraction of ringlike muscles in the esophagus called?
a) Paralysis
b) Peristaltic movement
c) Reverse peristalsis
d) Swallowing

In a monogastric animal, what breaks down food in the stomach?
a) Muscular contractions as well as gastric, liver, and pancreatic enzymes
b) Regurgitation
c) Microorganisms
d) Tiny leprechauns

True or False: Ruminant animals, like cows and sheep, have one stomach with three different compartments.
a) True
b) False

True or False: Monogastric animals, like humans and pigs, have one stomach compartment.
a) True
b) False

Which of the following is a long coiled tube connecting the stomach to the large intestine, has an interior surface covered in villi, and absorbs water and nutrients?
a) Rumen
b) Cecum
c) Small intestine
d) Colon

True or False: The cecum, colon, and reticulum are the three parts that make up the large intestine.
a) True
b) False

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