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Enzyme Action and the Hydrolysis of Sucrose

View the animation below, then complete the quiz to test your knowledge of the concept.






1Where is sucrose found in the human body?
A)on the gastric surface
B)in the liver
C)on the microvilli of the small intestine
D)in the pancreas



2In simple terms sucrase
A)joins glucose and fructose together to form sucrose.
B)breaks sucrose into glucose and fructose.
C)forms a disaccharide from a monosaccharide.
D)breaks sucrose into hydrogen, oxygen and carbon atoms.



3How does sucrose change the configuration of sucrase?
A)by significant trauma when they collide randomly
B)by changing the pH of the solvent
C)by force when under pressure
D)by binding to the active site



4How often can a sucrase molecule be used to hydrolyze sucrose?
A)once
B)twice
C)many times
D)never



5Blood sugar refers to what molecule circulating in blood?
A)glucose
B)sucrose
C)fructose
D)sucrase







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