Chased by wolves – biology

A Egon is lost in the pine forest, where the trees are similar to teeth. He meets Amy, who has started breaking down the food. What is the substance she represents in the mouth?

  1. Enzyme amylase
  2. Enzyme lipase
  3. Norovirus
  4. Helicobacter

B Egon falls into the river because the earth moves. Earthquakes in the mouth and near the gorge are:

  1. The thyroid gland is activated
  2. The movement of the tongue
  3. The movement of the cheeks
  4. The teeth which grind food

C Nora, the Norovirus in the story, is rushing to the cave. What does the cave represent?

  1. A fold in the stomach
  2. The aperture of the small intestine
  3. Ulcer
  4. The throat and larynx

D The lake over which Egon is rowing is yellow and green. What is the acid liquid in the lake?

  1. Environmental waste
  2. Pea soup
  3. Industrial detergents
  4. Stomach juices

E The trains represent the manner in which enzymes come through the intestine channel and break down the food. Why does Egon not have a ticket for the train?

  1. Egon is a nutrient
  2. Egon is an enzyme
  3. Egon is a bacteria
  4. Egon is a virus

F The great tits are fats which change in the girls’ hands. They disappear into the lake; this means they are sucked up by the intestine’s villi. What are the yellow crystals?

  1. Fatty acids
  2. Enzymes
  3. Vitamins
  4. Minerals

G The dragonflies represent carbon hydrates and sugar in the small intestine. The white crystals are glucose.

With higher contents of glucose in the blood the hormone insulin is released from the pancreas to the blood system. What are the blue mushrooms?

  1. Glucose
  2. Insulin
  3. Nutrients
  4. Vitamins

H The jungle represents the lower part of the small intestine. Which vitamins are soaked up by the meat-eating flowers in the jungle?

  1. A-, B and C-vitamins
  2. A-, B and D-vitamins
  3. A-, C and D-vitamins
  4. B-, C and D-vitamins

I The proteins are broken down in the last part of the small intestine.

Egon confronts a steep rock wall on the savannah. The wall represents something in the human body, which no longer has a real function. What is it?

  1. Gall bladder
  2. Liver
  3. Kidneys
  4. The appendix

J The desert represents the large intestine, where all liquid is taken up. The cactuses are the vitamins that are first soaked up in the large intestine. Which vitamins are they?

  1. B- and K-vitamins
  2. B- and D-vitamins
  3. B- and C-vitamins
  4. B- and A-vitamins

K The volcano represents an aggressive cancer in the large intestine near the rectum. What are the white wolves?

  1. Fungus infection
  2. Yeast infection
  3. White blood cells, defending the body against invaders
  4. Fibres