Food And Nutrition 3rd Edition - Chapter 19 Testbank

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The Food and Nutrition testbanks consist of multiple choice questions that test your knowledge of the topics covered in the book. You can use these questions to check your understanding as you read through each chapter, or practise for your exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is important for the prevention of diseases such as neural tube defects in newborn babies, heart disease and cancer?
    • A. 

      Vitamin D

    • B. 

      Thiamin

    • C. 

      Vitamin B

    • D. 

      Folate

    • E. 

      Vitamin K

  • 2. 
    Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is common in alcoholics and results from which vitamin deficiency?
    • A. 

      Folate

    • B. 

      Riboflavin

    • C. 

      Thiamin

    • D. 

      Vitamin B12

    • E. 

      Vitamin K

  • 3. 
    Which of the following vitamins are lost when wholegrain cereals are refined?
    • A. 

      Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin E

    • B. 

      Vitamin B12, Thiamin, Niacin

    • C. 

      Vitamin D, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin E

    • D. 

      Vitamin C, Niacin, Vitamin B6

    • E. 

      Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin E

  • 4. 
    Intestinal bacteria supply at least half of the RDI for which vitamin?
    • A. 

      Biotin

    • B. 

      Vitamin D

    • C. 

      Vitamin K

    • D. 

      Niacin

    • E. 

      Thiamin

  • 5. 
    A deficiency of niacin results in:
    • A. 

      Pellagra

    • B. 

      Dermatitis

    • C. 

      Diarrhoea

    • D. 

      Dementia

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which vitamin is supplied almost entirely by foods of animal origin?
    • A. 

      Biotin

    • B. 

      Vitamin B12

    • C. 

      Vitamin D

    • D. 

      Vitamin K

    • E. 

      Thiamin

  • 7. 
    Poor night vision and skin infections result from a deficiency of which vitamin?
    • A. 

      Vitamin D

    • B. 

      Vitamin A

    • C. 

      Riboflavin

    • D. 

      Vitamin C

    • E. 

      Biotin

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are fat-soluble vitamins?
    • A. 

      Vitamins A, B, C and D

    • B. 

      Vitamins A, C, E and K

    • C. 

      Vitamins A, B, C and E

    • D. 

      Vitamins A, D, E and K

    • E. 

      Vitamins A, B, D and E

  • 9. 
    People who are house-bound, institutionalised or who work at night are at an increased risk of which vitamin deficiency?
    • A. 

      Niacin

    • B. 

      Vitamin D

    • C. 

      Vitamin K

    • D. 

      Thiamin

    • E. 

      Pantothenic acid

  • 10. 
    Which of the following foods is a good source of vitamin A?
    • A. 

      Sweet potato

    • B. 

      Corn

    • C. 

      Pineapple

    • D. 

      Salmon

    • E. 

      Yeast

  • 11. 
    Adequate vitamin C intake prevents:
    • A. 

      Scurvy

    • B. 

      Defective collagen synthesis

    • C. 

      Bleeding & bruising

    • D. 

      Susceptibility to infections

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which water soluble vitamin is involved with protein metabolism and therefore has increased requirements with high-protein intakes?
    • A. 

      Vitamin B6

    • B. 

      Vitamin C

    • C. 

      Vitamin A

    • D. 

      Carnitine

    • E. 

      Thiamin

  • 13. 
    Which vitamin, found in milk, is susceptible to destruction by the action of UV rays in sunlight?
    • A. 

      Biotin

    • B. 

      Vitamin C

    • C. 

      Vitamin E

    • D. 

      Riboflavin

    • E. 

      Thiamin

  • 14. 
    Which of the following food preparation methods is most likely to cause large losses of vitamins?
    • A. 

      Cooking fruits and vegetables whole and unpared

    • B. 

      Cooking in small amounts of water

    • C. 

      Dicing fruits and vegetables into small pieces

    • D. 

      Cutting just before serving time

    • E. 

      Cooking in the shortest time possible

  • 15. 
    Excessive vitamin intake has:
    • A. 

      Not been demonstrated to be beneficial in humans

    • B. 

      Been shown to cause toxicity for some vitamins

    • C. 

      Been shown to interfere with the absorption of other nutrients

    • D. 

      Been shown to cause increased excretion of water-soluble vitamins

    • E. 

      All of the above

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