Chapter 2: Nutrients in Animals

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Nutrition in Animals

Question:

Tick mark the correct answer in each of the following:

(a) Fat is completely digested in the:

(i) stomach (ii) mouth (iii) small intestine (iv) large intestine

(b) Water from the undigested food is absorbed mainly in the:

(i) stomach (ii) foodpipe (iii) small intestine (iv) large intestine

Answer:

(a) The partially digested food enters into the small intestine from the stomach. It is the site for the complete digestion of food. In the small intestine, fats broke down into fatty acid and glycerol.

Hence, the correct answer is (iii) small intestine.

(b) Water from the undigested food is absorbed mainly in the large intestine. It absorbs salts and water from undigested food. The remaining waste passes into the rectum and is removed out from the body through the anus. This is called egestion.

Hence, the correct answer is (iv) large intestine. 


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