Chapter 2: Nutrients in Animals

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Nutrition in Animals

Question:

Mark ‘T’ if the statement is true and ‘F’ if it is false:

(a) Digestion of starch starts in the stomach. (T/F)

(b) The tongue helps in mixing food with saliva. (T/F)

(c) The gall bladder temporarily stores bile. (T/F)

(d) The ruminants bring back swallowed grass into their mouth and chew it for some time. (T/F)

Answer:

(a) Digestion of starch starts in the stomach. False (F)

Correct answer: The digestion of starch starts in the buccal cavity. The salivary glands are present in the buccal cavity that releases saliva. Saliva is a digestive juice that helps to digest the starch present in the food partially.

(b) The tongue helps in mixing food with saliva. True (T)

(c) The gall bladder temporarily stores bile. True (T)

(d) The ruminants bring back swallowed grass into their mouth and chew it for some time. True (T)


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