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Nutrition in Animals NCERT Solutions Class 7


NCERT Solutions for Class 7th Science Chapter 1 - Nutrition in Animals


Question 1:  Fill in the blanks:
(a) The main steps of nutrition in humans are ___________, ___________, ___________ , ___________ and ___________
(b) The largest gland in the human body is ___________.
(c) The stomach releases hydrochloric acid and ___________ juices which act on food.
(d) The inner wall of the small intestine has many finger-like outgrowths called ___________
(e) Amoeba digests its food in the ___________ .
Answer:
(a) ingestion, digestion, absorption, assimilation, egestion
(b) liver
(c) digestive
(d) villi
(e) food vacuole.
Question 2: Mark ‘T’ if the statement is true and ‘F’ if it is false:
(a) Digestion of starch starts in the stomach.
(b) The tongue helps in mixing food with saliva.
(c) The gall bladder temporarily stores bile.
(d) The ruminants bring back swallowed grass into their mouth and chew it for some time.
Answer: a) F (b) T (c) T (d) T
Question 3: Tick (S) 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) Food pipe
(iii) Small intestine
(iv) Large intestine
Answer. (a) (iii) Small intestine (b) (iv) Large intestine
Question 4: Match the items of column I with those given in column II:
Column 1
Column 2
Food Components
Product(s) of digestion
Carbohydrates
Fatty acids and glycerol
Proteins
sugar
Fats
Amino acids
Column 1
Column 2
Food Components
Product(s) of digestion
Carbohydrates
sugar
Proteins
Amino acids
Fats
Fatty acids and glycerol

Question 5: What are villi? What is their location and function?
Answer: The finger like projections in the inner walls of the small intestine is called villi. These are found in small intestine.
Function: The villi increase the surface area for absorption of the digested food

Question 6: Where is the bile produced? Which component of the food does it help to digest?
 Answer: Bile is produced in liver. The bile juice stored in sac called the gall bladder. It helps in the digestion of fats.
Question 7: Name the type of carbohydrate that can be digested by ruminants but not by humans. Give the reason also.
Answer: Cellulose is the carbohydrate that can be digested by ruminants. Ruminants have large sac like structure between the small intestine and large intestine. The cellulose of the food is digested by the action of certain bacteria which are not present in humans.
Question 8: Why do we get instant energy from glucose?
Answer: We get instant energy from glucose because it easily breaks down in the cell with the help of oxygen which provides instant energy to the organism. Glucose does not need to go through the process of digestion; it is directly absorbed into the blood.
Question 9: Which part of the digestive canal is involved in:
(i) Absorption of food ________ .
(ii) Chewing of food ________ .
(iii) Killing of bacteria ________ .
(iv) Complete digestion of food ________ .
(v) Formation of faeces ________ .
Answer: (i) Small intestine (ii) Mouth (iii) Stomach (iv) Small intestine (v) Large intestine
Question 10: Write one similarity and one difference between the nutrition in amoeba and human beings.
Answer: Similarity: In both amoeba and human beings digestive juices break down the complex food particles into simpler substances that can be absorbed.
Difference: Amoeba has no mouth and no digestive system whereas human beings has a mouth and a complex digestive system made up of many organs.
Question 11: Match the items of Column I with suitable items in Column II.
Column 1
Column 2
Salivary glands
Bile juice secretion
Stomach
Storage of undigested food, faeces
Liver
Saliva secretion
Rectum
Acid release
Small intestine
Digestion is completed
Large intestine
Absorption of water
Answer:
Column 1
Column 2
Salivary glands
Saliva secretion
Stomach
Acid release
Liver
Bile juice secretion
Rectum
Storage of undigested food, faeces
Small intestine
Digestion is completed
Large intestine
Absorption of water
Question 12: Label Fig. 2.11 of the digestive system (as given in the NCERT Textbook Exercise)
ncert solutions class 7 science chapter 2 nutrition in animals 1
Answer:
ncert solutions class 7 science chapter 2 nutrition in animals 2
Question 13: Can we survive only on raw, leafy vegetables/grass? Discuss.
Answer: We know that the animals, fungi, bacteria, non-green plants and human being do not have the ability to make their own food. They depend upon autotrophs or green plants for their food directly or indirectly. The green plant (leafy vegetables/grass) trap solar energy and make their own food in the form of glucose. So, we can say that leafy vegetables and grass can provide sufficient energy to help us survive.

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