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Adult Nutrition Quiz #5

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Please answer all 38 questions. Once you submit your answer to question #38, you will submit ALL your answers to the quiz. Take as much time as you want to finish the quiz.

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  • 1. 
    Elderly people should consume _______________ servings of fruits and vegetables each day, accompanied by whole-grain breads and cereals to meet recommended fiber intake.
    • A. 

      2-3

    • B. 

      3-5

    • C. 

      5 or more

    • D. 

      7 or more

  • 2. 
    Elderly women should consume ______ milliliters of water per day.  
    • A. 

      2,700

    • B. 

      3,700

    • C. 

      2,500

    • D. 

      3,500

  • 3. 
    Maintaining adequate calcium intake reduces the rate of
    • A. 

      Vitamin A synthesis

    • B. 

      Age-related bone loss

    • C. 

      Age-related vision loss

    • D. 

      Hypervitaminosis

  • 4. 
    Which key nutrient has been known to reduce the risk for heart disease for all adults over the age of 51?
    • A. 

      Calcium

    • B. 

      Vitamin D

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 5. 
    People with rheumatoid arthritis may benefit by adding foods high in
    • A. 

      Vitamin B6

    • B. 

      Complex carbohydrates

    • C. 

      Essential amino acids

    • D. 

      Omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids

  • 6. 
    A very painful form of arthritis linked to excess uric acid in the blood is called
    • A. 

      Rheumatoid arthritis

    • B. 

      Gout

    • C. 

      Goiter

    • D. 

      Bursitis

  • 7. 
    Increasing _____________ is one of the most effective treatments for bowel and bladder problems.
    • A. 

      Protein and fluids

    • B. 

      Fats and carbohydrates

    • C. 

      Dietary fiber and fluids

    • D. 

      Vitamins and fluids

  • 8. 
    To control bladder and bowel problems, an older adult may be advised to
    • A. 

      Follow a bland diet

    • B. 

      Increase fiber and fluid intake

    • C. 

      Restrict fatty foods

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    True or false? Functions that affect mobility begin to decline at a rate of about 3% per year, starting at the age of 30.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    True or false? Elders are more susceptible to infection and other types of illness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    True or false? Saliva production and digestive secretion tend to decrease in old age, whereas constipation, gas, and bloating are common complaints.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    True or false? The estimated total kilocalorie intake increases as age advances.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    True or false? Most cases of Alzheimer's disease begin after age 70.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    True or false? Nutritional factors, such as adequate levels of iron and vitamin K intake, along with regular non-weight bearing exercise beginning in adolescence, are crucial for preventing osteoporosis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not considered a pathogenic organism?
    • A. 

      Bacteria

    • B. 

      Virus

    • C. 

      Chemicals

    • D. 

      Parasites

  • 17. 
    Approximately ______________ people die in the United States each year from foodborne illnesses.
    • A. 

      500

    • B. 

      5,000

    • C. 

      50,000

    • D. 

      500,000

  • 18. 
    Which foodborne organism creates havoc within the gastrointestinal tract by producing a toxin?
    • A. 

      Camplyobacter

    • B. 

      Staphylococcus aureus

    • C. 

      Salmonella

    • D. 

      E. coli

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Clostridium botulinum

    • B. 

      Staphylococcus aureus

    • C. 

      Salmonella

    • D. 

      E. coli

  • 20. 
    Consuming eggs that are not cooked enough can lead to infection with which bacteria?
    • A. 

      Clostridium botulinum

    • B. 

      Staphylococcus aureus

    • C. 

      Salmonella

    • D. 

      E. coli

  • 21. 
    To control the levels of pesticides, the _______________________ was established in 1996.
    • A. 

      Health and Human Services Department

    • B. 

      Food and Drug Administration

    • C. 

      Federal Safety Act

    • D. 

      Food Quality Protection Act

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is not considered one of the major classes of drugs used in animals raised for food?
    • A. 

      Topical antiseptics

    • B. 

      Antiparasitics

    • C. 

      Genetically manufactured foods

    • D. 

      Antibodies

  • 23. 
    Which is not considered a common food allergen?
    • A. 

      Milk

    • B. 

      Peanut

    • C. 

      Soy

    • D. 

      Chicken

  • 24. 
    The ______ regulates public drinking water, and approves pesticides and other chemicals used in the environment.
    • A. 

      FDA

    • B. 

      EPA

    • C. 

      WIC

    • D. 

      CSREES

  • 25. 
    Pregnant women should not handle used cat litter because of risk of infection with
    • A. 

      Shigella

    • B. 

      Toxoplasma gondii

    • C. 

      Escherichia

    • D. 

      Listeria monocytogenes

  • 26. 
    Poultry should be cooked to an internal temperature of
    • A. 

      145°F

    • B. 

      170°F

    • C. 

      180°F

    • D. 

      155°F

  • 27. 
    Which is added to foods to prevent spoilage and increase shelf life?
    • A. 

      Pasteurization

    • B. 

      Preservation

    • C. 

      Irradiation

    • D. 

      Microorganism

  • 28. 
    Which food has the FDA approved irradiation for?
    • A. 

      Milk products

    • B. 

      Whole-wheat products

    • C. 

      Fresh seafood

    • D. 

      Poultry and red meat

  • 29. 
    Which of the following is not typically used as a food preservative?
    • A. 

      Calcium citrate

    • B. 

      Sodium propionate

    • C. 

      Vitamin E

    • D. 

      Potassium sorbate

  • 30. 
    According to the Food Allergy Network, which of the following is not one of the most popular allergies,?
    • A. 

      Wheat

    • B. 

      Eggs

    • C. 

      Shellfish

    • D. 

      Strawberries

  • 31. 
    The United States produces more than _________ of the world's genetically modified crops.
    • A. 

      One-fourth

    • B. 

      One-third

    • C. 

      One-half

    • D. 

      Two-thirds

  • 32. 
    True or false? Salmonella occurs only in poultry and eggs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    True or false? Food safety experts view chemical contamination of food as a more significant public health hazard than contamination from pathogenic microorganisms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    True or false? The majority of consumers clean, separate, cook, and chill their food to avoid foodborne illnesses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    True or false? For safe storage of food, refrigerators should be set at 47°F or colder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    True or false? The FDA enforces laws governing domestic and imported meat and poultry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    True or false? Salting, drying, or fermenting foods creates an environment in which bacteria are able to easily multiply.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    True or false? Genetically modified foods have been shown to offer substantial economic benefits.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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