WONDER #2593: What Do Your Intestines Do?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. The small intestine is actually quite long.
  2. People should pay more attention to how well their intestines are working.
  3. Digestion is a very important process in keeping the body running, and it couldn’t be done without the stomach.
  4. The intestines are the largest part of the digestive system and are responsible for absorbing nutrients from digested food.

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is NOT true about the large intestine?

  1. The large intestine is about one inch in diameter.
  2. The large intestine moves waste to the rectum.
  3. The large intestine absorbs any water, electrolytes, and salt remaining in digested food.
  4. Most of the large intestine is made up of the colon.

Question 3 of 3

The small intestine is responsible for _____ percent of digestion.

  1. 50
  2. 90
  3. 10
  4. 25

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