Food And Nutrition 3rd Edition - Chapter 5 Testbank

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Food And Nutrition Quizzes & Trivia

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. 
    Food security is defined as:
    • A. 

      A food supply that is safe and secure from outside threats

    • B. 

      A food supply that is able to meet the nutritional needs of its population

    • C. 

      A food supply that is tasty and affordable

    • D. 

      A food supply that is safe, in sufficient quantities and is satisfactory to a range of consumers

    • E. 

      A food supply that is safe and of good quality

  • 2. 
    From the list below who is more likely to be at risk of food insecurity:
    • A. 

      Bob who is single, paying off a mortgage and is a smoker

    • B. 

      Francene who is a single parent, unemployed but has a supportive family

    • C. 

      Fred who is employed and lives with his wife and children in a low socioeconomic area in a major city

    • D. 

      Joelene who is 16 years old, did not finish school and is unemployed

    • E. 

      Norman who is 54years old, did not finish school and owns his own home

  • 3. 
    Developing countries experiencing the nutrition transition generally have:
    • A. 

      A low rate of infectious diseases

    • B. 

      A high rate of infectious disease with associated morbidity and mortality

    • C. 

      A high rate of non-communicable diseases

    • D. 

      A and c

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 4. 
    Which of the following changes in primary resources are likely to increase food production?
    • A. 

      More intensive and productive use of existing land

    • B. 

      More efficient irrigation, such as spray and drip

    • C. 

      Genetic engineering of plants and animals

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      A, b and c

  • 5. 
    The recycling of human urine is being used as a measure to solve which secondary resource issue?
    • A. 

      As an alternative to pesticides and weedicides that are no longer effective

    • B. 

      As a source of water

    • C. 

      As a source for the production of biofuels to replace fossil fuels

    • D. 

      As a source of phosphorus

    • E. 

      Sale of urine is forming an income stream for low income farmers

  • 6. 
    Which of the following strategies would be most effective in reducing poverty in the world?
    • A. 

      Greater food aid to developing countries

    • B. 

      Improved government policy in developing countries

    • C. 

      General economic development and integration of trade between developing and developed countries

    • D. 

      Targeted agricultural aid

    • E. 

      Zero population growth

  • 7. 
    Biodiversity of the food supply is recommended for improving and maintaining health because it:
    • A. 

      Reduces reliance on one food source

    • B. 

      Provides a more resilient system

    • C. 

      Encourages a vegetarian diet

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      A, b and c

  • 8. 
    It is expected that food production will need to be maintained or increased for at least the next 100 years. The main increases in food production will come from:
    • A. 

      The identification of new water sources

    • B. 

      Reduced reliance on machinery for growing, harvesting storing and transporting food

    • C. 

      Education for farmers and processors to increase yield and efficiency

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 9. 
    Factors affecting the sustainability of food production include:
    • A. 

      Farming systems and agricultural practices

    • B. 

      Climatic and environmental changes

    • C. 

      Political instability and corrupt governments

    • D. 

      War and famine

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Current farming practices in Western countries have been shaped almost entirely by:
    • A. 

      Desire for sustainability

    • B. 

      Goals of biodiversity

    • C. 

      Environmental considerations

    • D. 

      Economic imperatives

    • E. 

      Traditional practices

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