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  • 1. 
    The process in which foods you eat are broken down and absorbed is called
    • A. 

      Metabolism

    • B. 

      Digestion

    • C. 

      Respiration

  • 2. 
    Which of the folllowing essential nutrients does NOT supply energy?
    • A. 

      Vitamins

    • B. 

      Fats

    • C. 

      Carbohydrates

  • 3. 
    The building blocks of proteins are called
    • A. 

      Enzymes

    • B. 

      Minerals

    • C. 

      Amino acids

  • 4. 
    Protein sources that provide all the amino acids that cannot be manufactured in the body are best desrcibed as
    • A. 

      Incomplete

    • B. 

      Essential

    • C. 

      Complete

    • D. 

      Nonessential

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a function of fats?
    • A. 

      They form important components of blood and some hormones

    • B. 

      They support and cushion your organs

    • C. 

      They help insulate your body

  • 6. 
    The major source of fuel for the body during rest and light activity is
    • A. 

      Vitamins

    • B. 

      Proteins

    • C. 

      Fats

  • 7. 
    The essential fatty acids,linoleic and alpha-linoleic acids,are both
    • A. 

      Polyunsaturated

    • B. 

      Monosaturated

    • C. 

      Hydrosaturated

  • 8. 
    Leading sources of saturated fat in the american diet include all of the following,EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Red meats

    • B. 

      Poultry

    • C. 

      Whole milk and cheese

  • 9. 
    A by-product of hydrogenation is
    • A. 

      Trans fatty acids

    • B. 

      Triglycerides

    • C. 

      Cholesterol

  • 10. 
    Human body weight is composed of approximately_____ water.
    • A. 

      50-60

    • B. 

      20-30

    • C. 

      40-50

  • 11. 
    The body's abitlity to respond or adapt to the demands and stress of physical effort is
    • A. 

      Physical activity

    • B. 

      Peak work load

    • C. 

      Physical fitness

  • 12. 
    The abilty of the body to perform prolonged ,large muscle dynamic excercise at moderate-to -high levels of intensity is
    • A. 

      Cardiorespiratory endurance

    • B. 

      anaerobic capacity

    • C. 

      Adaptive capacity

    • D. 

      Cardiorespiratory capacity

  • 13. 
    Flexibility is best described a
    • A. 

      The ability to move without pain during exercise

    • B. 

      The ability to move joints through their full range o motion

    • C. 

      The ability to move rapidly during exercise

  • 14. 
    Exercise tends to result in all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Decreased insulin sensitivity

    • B. 

      Improved self-image

    • C. 

      Improved memory

  • 15. 
    Cooling down after exercise is important to
    • A. 

      Maintain blood flow to the extremities

    • B. 

      Restore circulation to its normal resting condition

    • C. 

      Increase lactic acid in the muscles

  • 16. 
    According to the national institues of health,___ of American adults are overweight
    • A. 

      66

    • B. 

      35

    • C. 

      52

  • 17. 
    Which of the following are activities that use calories?
    • A. 

      Vital body dysfunctions

    • B. 

      Physical activities

    • C. 

      All of these use calories

    • D. 

      Food digestion

  • 18. 
    According to standards issued bu the national institues of health,a healthy BMI is betweeen
    • A. 

      12.5 and 19.5

    • B. 

      18.5 and 24.9

    • C. 

      16.5 and 21.5

  • 19. 
    People who tend to store weight in the ___ are at increased risk for chronic disease
    • A. 

      Buttocks

    • B. 

      Abdomen

    • C. 

      Hips

  • 20. 
    A condition characterized by extreme dissatisfaction with appearance,body type,and /or body composition is
    • A. 

      amenorrhea

    • B. 

      Body dysmorphic disorder

    • C. 

      . bipolar disorder

  • 21. 
    What is the number one killer of American women?
    • A. 

      Breast cancer

    • B. 

      Heart disease

    • C. 

      Stroke

  • 22. 
    The large artery that recieves blood from the left ventricle and disributes it to the rest of the body is called the
    • A. 

      Pulmonary artery

    • B. 

      Aorta

    • C. 

      Vena cava

  • 23. 
    When the heart contracts,called__,blood pressure___;when the heart relaxes,called___,blood pressure___.
    • A. 

      diastole, decreases, systole, increases

    • B. 

      Systole,increases,diastole,decreases

    • C. 

      Systole, decreases, diastole, increases

  • 24. 
    All of the following CVD risk factors can be changed, EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Cigarette smoking

    • B. 

      Physical inactivity

    • C. 

      Family history of CVD

  • 25. 
    Smoking increases cardiovascular risk in all of the following ways,EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Increasing oxygen in the blood

    • B. 

      Reducing high-density lipoproteins.

    • C. 

      Increasing blood pressure.

  • 26. 
    The for of cholesterol that draws cholesterol out of the walls of the arteries and returns it to the liverfor recycling is
    • A. 

      HDL

    • B. 

      LDL

    • C. 

      VLDL

  • 27. 
    Damage to the heart muscle because of lack of blood supply is called
    • A. 

      Myocardial infarction

    • B. 

      Cardiac arrest

    • C. 

      Angina pectoris

  • 28. 
    A tumor that is NOT cancerous
    • A. 

      Melanoma

    • B. 

      Benign

    • C. 

      Malignant

  • 29. 
    When a malignant tumor spreads to sites distant from the primary tumor,the process is known as
    • A. 

      Hyperplasia

    • B. 

      Matastasis

    • C. 

      Dysplasia

  • 30. 
    The most common form of skin cancer is
    • A. 

      Carcinoma

    • B. 

      Melanoma

    • C. 

      Sarcoma