Do You Know Your Vitamins?

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Do You Know Your Vitamins? - Quiz

Our body needs Vitamins to function properly. Without vitamins in our system, the effect can be complicating. How well do you know your vitamins? Take this quiz to prove your knowledge of vitamins.
 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When is an organic compound said to be a vitamin?

    • A.

      A. When the organism cannot break down

    • B.

      B. When the organism is moving

    • C.

      C. When the organism cannot synthesize the compound in sufficient quantities

    • D.

      D. When the organic compound develops

    Correct Answer
    C. C. When the organism cannot synthesize the compound in sufficient quantities
    Explanation
    An organic compound is said to be a vitamin when the organism cannot synthesize the compound in sufficient quantities. This means that the organism is unable to produce enough of the compound on its own and therefore needs to obtain it from external sources, such as food or supplements. Vitamins are essential for various biological processes and functions in the body, and their deficiency can lead to various health problems. Therefore, when an organism is unable to synthesize a specific compound in sufficient quantities, that compound is considered a vitamin for that organism.

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  • 2. 

    Ascorbic acid is a vitamin used by?

    • A.

      A. Humans, but not for most other animals

    • B.

      B. Plants

    • C.

      C. All animals

    • D.

      D. Some Plants

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Humans, but not for most other animals
    Explanation
    Ascorbic acid, also known as Vitamin C, is a vitamin that is essential for humans but not for most other animals. Humans lack the enzyme necessary to produce ascorbic acid in their bodies, so they must obtain it through their diet. Other animals, such as most mammals, can produce ascorbic acid internally and do not require it in their diet. Therefore, ascorbic acid is specifically used by humans and not necessary for most other animals.

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  • 3. 

    Vitamin D is essential for what class of people?

    • A.

      A. For people who are sick

    • B.

      B. For people who are diabetic

    • C.

      C. For people who do not have adequate skin exposure to sunlight

    • D.

      D. For people who have malaria

    Correct Answer
    C. C. For people who do not have adequate skin exposure to sunlight
    Explanation
    Vitamin D is synthesized by the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Therefore, people who do not have adequate skin exposure to sunlight may not be able to produce enough vitamin D. This can be due to various reasons such as living in areas with limited sunlight, spending most of the time indoors, or covering the skin with clothing. In such cases, it is essential for these individuals to obtain vitamin D through other sources such as diet or supplements to maintain their overall health.

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  • 4. 

    Is supplementation important for the treatment of certain health problems?

    • A.

      A. No

    • B.

      B. Absolutely

    • C.

      C. Not sure

    • D.

      D. No idea

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Absolutely
    Explanation
    Supplementation is important for the treatment of certain health problems because it can provide essential nutrients that may be lacking in the diet. In some cases, specific vitamins, minerals, or other supplements may be recommended by healthcare professionals to address specific deficiencies or support the body's healing process. Therefore, the answer "Absolutely" indicates that supplementation is indeed important for the treatment of certain health problems.

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  • 5. 

    How many vitamins are universally recognized at present?

    • A.

      A. Four

    • B.

      B. Ten

    • C.

      C. Twenty

    • D.

      D. Thirteen

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Thirteen
    Explanation
    Thirteen vitamins are universally recognized at present. These include vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B7 (biotin), vitamin B9 (folate), and vitamin B12 (cobalamin). Each of these vitamins plays a crucial role in maintaining good health and fulfilling various bodily functions.

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  • 6. 

    Vitamins are classified by what?

    • A.

      A. Their structure

    • B.

      B. Both mechanical and electrical properties

    • C.

      C. Both biological and chemical activity

    • D.

      D. All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Both biological and chemical activity
    Explanation
    Vitamins are classified based on both their biological and chemical activity. This means that their classification is determined by how they function in the body (biological activity) as well as their chemical properties. This classification helps to categorize and understand the different types of vitamins and their roles in maintaining health and preventing deficiencies.

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  • 7. 

    How many biochemical functions do Vitamins have?

    • A.

      A. Five

    • B.

      B. Six

    • C.

      C. Few

    • D.

      D. Diverse

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Diverse
    Explanation
    Vitamins have diverse biochemical functions. They are essential for various metabolic processes in the body, such as energy production, immune function, and cell growth. Each vitamin has a specific role and function in the body, and they work together to support overall health and well-being. Therefore, the correct answer is D. Diverse.

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  • 8. 

    The largest number of vitamins, the B complex vitamins, functions as what?

    • A.

      A. Parasite cofactors

    • B.

      B. Enzyme cofactors

    • C.

      C. Cells cofactors

    • D.

      D. Sugar factor

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Enzyme cofactors
    Explanation
    The B complex vitamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins that play a crucial role in the body's metabolism. They function as enzyme cofactors, meaning they assist enzymes in carrying out various chemical reactions in the body. Enzymes are proteins that catalyze biochemical reactions, and cofactors are non-protein molecules that help enzymes function properly. Therefore, the B complex vitamins act as essential components of enzymes, facilitating their ability to catalyze reactions and support metabolic processes in the body.

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  • 9. 

    When was the first commercial yeast-extract vitamin B complex and semi-synthetic vitamin C supplement tablets sold?

    • A.

      A. Mid-1920s

    • B.

      B. Mid-1930s

    • C.

      C. Mid-1950

    • D.

      D. Mid-1940

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Mid-1930s
    Explanation
    In the mid-1930s, the first commercial yeast-extract vitamin B complex and semi-synthetic vitamin C supplement tablets were sold. This suggests that these types of supplements became available to the public during this time period.

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  • 10. 

    The following are sources of Vitamin A except;

    • A.

      A. Milk

    • B.

      B. Fish

    • C.

      C. Liver

    • D.

      D. Bone

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Bone
    Explanation
    Bone is not a source of Vitamin A. Milk, fish, and liver are all good sources of Vitamin A. Milk contains retinol, which is a form of Vitamin A. Fish, especially fatty fish like salmon and mackerel, is rich in Vitamin A. Liver, particularly beef liver, is also a great source of Vitamin A. However, bones do not contain significant amounts of Vitamin A.

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