Item BF001005: During digestion, protein, complex carbohydrate, and fat molecules in the food we eat are broken down into smaller subunits.

During digestion, what happens to the protein, complex carbohydrate, and fat molecules in food?

  1. They are broken down into other protein, complex carbohydrate, and fat molecules.
  2. They are broken down into carbon dioxide and water.
  3. They are broken down into smaller molecules (subunits).
  4. Nothing happens to them.  Other molecules are broken down during digestion but not protein, complex carbohydrate, or fat molecules.
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item BF001005
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 1610 3238 50%
Grades
  6–8 895 1977 45%
  9–12 712 1253 57%
Gender
  Male767155549%
  Female821162850%
Primary Language
  English1456288850%
  Other12128243%

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