Item BF003005: If a person could not digest food anymore, the person would lose weight because most of the molecules from food could not be used for building materials.

If a person could not digest food anymore, what would probably happen to that person?  Why?

  1. The person would gain weight because the undigested food would sit in the person’s body.
  2. The person would not lose or gain weight, but it would take longer for the body to use the food that was eaten.
  3. The person would lose weight because most of the molecules from food could not be used for building materials.
  4. Nothing would change because digestion does not affect the way food is used by the body.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item BF003005

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall35%
Grades 6–832%
Grades 9–1238%
Male37%
Female32%
Primary Language is English35%
Primary Language is not English31%

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