Food Group: Multiple Choice Questions!

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Food Group: Multiple Choice Questions!

Do you know about various food groups? These multiple-choice questions on food groups will help you check your knowledge. Do you what are the various food groups? How do you look at your current eating routine? Take this quiz, and your results will reveal how well do you know about different food groups and their organization in the food pyramid.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The definition of nutrition is:
    • A. 

      The study of the effect of food and how it is processed in the body.

    • B. 

      The science of how nutrients are obtained for people to use.

    • C. 

      The study of how energy flows throughout the body and how it is processed.

  • 2. 
    Nutrients are:
    • A. 

      Substances which nourish the body and are  also used to get energy for a body.

    • B. 

      Substances which the body uses to make chemical reactions occur throughout the body systems.

    • C. 

      Chemicals which aid in the function of muscles and organs in the body.

  • 3. 
    The six essential nutrients are:
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water.

    • B. 

      Carbohydrates, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and water.

    • C. 

      Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water.

  • 4. 
    What is the number of official food groups on the USDA's Food Pyramid?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

  • 5. 
    Which food group is a mixture of plant and animal sources of food and is also an important source of protein for people?
    • A. 

      Grains

    • B. 

      Meats and beans

    • C. 

      Vegetables

  • 6. 
    Which food group is mostly consumed by teens due to the large amount of calcium?
    • A. 

      Grains

    • B. 

      Meats and beans

    • C. 

      Dairy

  • 7. 
    Which food group is composed of high fiber foods like granola, whole wheat bread, and oatmeal?
    • A. 

      Grains

    • B. 

      Meats and beans

    • C. 

      Vegetables

  • 8. 
    Which food group is composed of five different subgroups, from "dark leafy" and "dry beans and peas"?
    • A. 

      Grains

    • B. 

      Meats and beans

    • C. 

      Vegetables

  • 9. 
    Carbohydrates must compose ___________ of a person's daily calorie intake.
    • A. 

      40-50%

    • B. 

      55-65%

    • C. 

      60-70%

  • 10. 
    What are the two forms of carbohydrates?
    • A. 

      Single and Double

    • B. 

      Simple and complex

    • C. 

      Sugars and starches

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is the main purpose of carbohydrates in the body?
    • A. 

      They provide chemicals repairing cells, and aid in digestion.

    • B. 

      They help regulate hormones and maintain body temperature within the body.

    • C. 

      They are the main source of energy for everybody.

  • 12. 
    What can happen to a person who eats too many carbohydrates over time?
    • A. 

      Heart disease or cancer.

    • B. 

      Diabetes or hypoglycemia

    • C. 

      Hypertension or COPD

  • 13. 
    Proteins must compose ___________of a person's daily Calorie intake.
    • A. 

      30-40%

    • B. 

      20-30%

    • C. 

      10-20%

  • 14. 
    What are the main purposes of proteins in a body?
    • A. 

      They help in building and repairing body tissue and also help regulate enzymes.

    • B. 

      They help in repairing cells and aiding the processing of other nutrients.

    • C. 

      They aid in energy formation and help in clearing the digestive tract.

  • 15. 
    What happens to the body if a person consumes excess protein?
    • A. 

      The person could develop kidney failure or calcium loss.

    • B. 

      The person could develop liver failure or hypertension.

    • C. 

      Nothing would happen to the person.

  • 16. 
    Which waxy substance is found in all animal sources of protein?
    • A. 

      Trans fat

    • B. 

      Cholesterol

    • C. 

      Unsaturated fat

  • 17. 
    What are the two forms of cholesterol?
    • A. 

      FSH and LH

    • B. 

      HDL and LDL

    • C. 

      HGH and NLS

  • 18. 
    Which of the following functions is not performed by fats in the body?
    • A. 

      To regulate body hormones.

    • B. 

      To regulate body temperature.

    • C. 

      To repair body tissues.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is NOT a form of fat?
    • A. 

      Saturated

    • B. 

      Lipid

    • C. 

      Unsaturated

  • 20. 
    What foods usually contain saturated fats?
    • A. 

      Beans, nuts, and grains

    • B. 

      Meats, seafood, and dairy

    • C. 

      Fruits, vegetables, and oils

  • 21. 
    What is the definition of trans fat?
    • A. 

      A type of saturated fat which is used in candy and other sugary foods.

    • B. 

      A man-made fat which is formed by chemically changing unsaturated fat to a solid.

    • C. 

      A chemical which is used to enhance the taste of food.

  • 22. 
    What is the process of changing a liquid fat to a solid fat chemically called?
    • A. 

      Hydraulization

    • B. 

      Hydrogenation

    • C. 

      Hypertension

  • 23. 
    Which of the following fats is the most healthy and should be consumed more often?
    • A. 

      Saturated

    • B. 

      Unsaturated

    • C. 

      Trans Fat

  • 24. 
    Why is vitamin important for a body?
    • A. 

      They regulate body temperature.

    • B. 

      They help repair cells and aid the processing of other nutrients.

    • C. 

      They aid in energy formation and help clear the digestive tract.

  • 25. 
    What are the two types of vitamins?
    • A. 

      Fat-soluble and water-soluble

    • B. 

      Water-soluble and protein-soluble

    • C. 

      Water-soluble and protein-soluble

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