Chapter 14: Eating And Weight

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Eating Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Health psychologists are LEAST likely to work with people who
    • A. 

      Have anorexia nervosa

    • B. 

      Over eat

    • C. 

      Have bulimia

    • D. 

      Have inadequate nutrition

  • 2. 
    Rhythmic contraction and relaxation of the circular muscles that propel food through the digestive system is known as
    • A. 

      The esophagus

    • B. 

      Peristalsis

    • C. 

      Voluntary digestion

    • D. 

      Acidic flow

  • 3. 
    ______ levels fall when fat stores fall, which may provide a long-term signal to eat more.
    • A. 

      Leptin

    • B. 

      Grhelin

    • C. 

      Cholecystokinin (CCK)

    • D. 

      Ventromedial

  • 4. 
    Production of the peptide hormone CCK results in
    • A. 

      Feelings of satiation

    • B. 

      Feeling of hunger

    • C. 

      A need to engage in physical activity

    • D. 

      Depression, anxiety, and loss of energy

  • 5. 
    The relationships between eating and weight maintenance is best described by which of the following statements?
    • A. 

      Weight gain is proportional to overeating

    • B. 

      A person who eats more than 3,000 calories per day will gain weight

    • C. 

      Metabolic rate is a factor in weight maintenance

    • D. 

      Fat people eat fewer calories per day than do thin people

  • 6. 
    When the participants in the study on experimental starvation were re-fed at the end of the starvation phase of the experiment,
    • A. 

      Many of them gained more weight than they had lost

    • B. 

      Most of them were not able to regain lost weight

    • C. 

      They became more cheerful and optimistic than they had been prior to the starvation phase

    • D. 

      They no longer had much interest in food.

  • 7. 
    Carl is five feet, 10 inches tall, has a medium frame, and weights 154 pounds. In other words, Carl is about in the middle of the ideal weight range according to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company's desirable weight charts. This means that Carl
    • A. 

      Has a healthy waist-to-hip ratio

    • B. 

      Needs to gain a few pounds

    • C. 

      Should try to lose a few pounds

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The skinfold technique and bioelectrical impedance are ways to measure
    • A. 

      Utilization of glucose by adipose tissue

    • B. 

      Percentage of body fat

    • C. 

      Metabolic activity of fat

    • D. 

      Ratio of height to body weight

  • 9. 
    Throughout most of history, being plump or fat
    • A. 

      Was a sign of laziness

    • B. 

      Was a mark of prosperity

    • C. 

      Was a sign of poor health

    • D. 

      Characterized working class people

  • 10. 
    During the past 20 years, Americans have reduced the percent of calories obtained from dietary fat, and
    • A. 

      They have become thinner

    • B. 

      They have increased their sugar consumption

    • C. 

      They have decreased their fast food consumption

    • D. 

      Their average weight has remained the same

  • 11. 
    How does setpoint influence metabolism during a period of severe food restriction?
    • A. 

      It increases metabolism

    • B. 

      It decreases metabolism

    • C. 

      It does not influence metabolism

    • D. 

      It increases metabolism in the beginning but decreases metabolism if the food restriction continues

  • 12. 
    The results of the studies on experimental starvation and experimental overeating
    • A. 

      Indicate that eating is a learned behavior

    • B. 

      Suggest that eating is always pleasurable

    • C. 

      Are consistent with the concept of setpoint

    • D. 

      Show that eating is relatively unimportant in the lives of most people

  • 13. 
    In general, the relationship between weight and poor health is
    • A. 

      S-shaped

    • B. 

      U-shaped

    • C. 

      Direct-the heavier the person, the greater the risk for poor health

    • D. 

      Inverse- the heavier the person, the lower the risk for poor health

  • 14. 
    Research has shown a positive relationships between obesity and
    • A. 

      High blood pressure

    • B. 

      Diabetes

    • C. 

      Gallbladder disease

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 15. 
    Which of these people has the GREATEST danger of developing a health problems?
    • A. 

      A woman who is 15 lbs. overweight

    • B. 

      A woman whose weight is 10% above the weight recommended by the weight charts

    • C. 

      A man whose weight is a stable 12% above the weight recommended by the weight charts

    • D. 

      A man who gains 20% above the ideal recommended weight

  • 16. 
    A low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet
    • A. 

      May produce weight loss

    • B. 

      Is an attractive dieting choice for many people

    • C. 

      Produces a higher drop out rate than some other programs

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 17. 
    Both low-carbohydrate diets and low-fat diets share one drawback:
    • A. 

      Neither produces weight loss

    • B. 

      Both are unhealthy

    • C. 

      Both produce high dropout rates

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 18. 
    Behavior modification programs for weight control usually
    • A. 

      Punish unhealthy eating habits

    • B. 

      Punish weight gain

    • C. 

      Reinforce healthy eating habits

    • D. 

      Reinforce weight loss

  • 19. 
    Gastric bypass surgery
    • A. 

      Usually produces massive weight loss

    • B. 

      Carries health risks from the surgical procedure

    • C. 

      Has replaced liposuction as the most common surgical approach to weight control

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 20. 
    Which of these is the most effective combination for substantial weight loss during dieting and maintaining weight loss after 1 year?
    • A. 

      Fat suctioning and liquid protein diet

    • B. 

      Prescription amphetamines and nonprescription phenylpropylaimine

    • C. 

      Low-calorie diet and increased physical activity

    • D. 

      High carbohydrate diet and psychoanalysis

  • 21. 
    Who is most likely to gain health benefits from dieting?
    • A. 

      A person with a BMI of 26 who is able to lose weight but gains it back

    • B. 

      A 55-year old. who has gained 15 lbs. over the past 5 years

    • C. 

      A person who has 25 pounds over ideal weight but who has already lost 15 pounds

    • D. 

      A person who is 40 pounds overweight and is able to lose 10% of her body weight

  • 22. 
    Anorexics
    • A. 

      See themselves as being fat

    • B. 

      Have no appetite

    • C. 

      Are usually strongly motivated to change eating habits

    • D. 

      Are more common in the US than are bulimics

  • 23. 
    Male anorexics are quite similar to female anorexics in terms of social class and family configuration, symptoms, treatment, and prognosis. However, they differ from female anorexics in that their ideal body build is
    • A. 

      Muscular

    • B. 

      Tall

    • C. 

      Short

    • D. 

      Corpulent

  • 24. 
    _____ are MOST likely to be described as lacking impulse control
    • A. 

      Anorexics

    • B. 

      Bulimics

    • C. 

      Binge eaters

    • D. 

      Both bulimics and binge eaters

  • 25. 
    Which of these eating problems is MOST prevalent in the US?
    • A. 

      Anorexia nervosa

    • B. 

      Bulimia

    • C. 

      Overeating

    • D. 

      Experimental starvation

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