Food And Nutrition 3rd Edition - Chapter 7 Testbank

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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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. 
    Malthus first postulated that:
    • A. 

      Food resources and populations both increase in a linear fashion therefore supply will equal demand

    • B. 

      Food resources increase exponentially therefore supply will always be greater than demand

    • C. 

      Food resources increase in a linear fashion and populations exponentially so that demand will outstrip supply

    • D. 

      There is no real relationship between food resources and populations

    • E. 

      Food resources increase in a linear fashion while populations are self-limiting and decrease therefore there will always be enough to eat

  • 2. 
    The preferred maximum population density is thought to be less than how many persons per square kilometre:
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      200

    • C. 

      300

    • D. 

      400

    • E. 

      500

  • 3. 
    Population growth:
    • A. 

      Is mostly occurring in developing countries

    • B. 

      Is increasing in many European countries

    • C. 

      Can be restricted quickly with the introduction of government policies such as the one child policy in China

    • D. 

      Has been steadily increasing since the early 1800’s

    • E. 

      Is projected to reach about 20 billion by 2050

  • 4. 
    What factors are considered in the determination of the amount of land available for food resources:
    • A. 

      Climate

    • B. 

      Yields

    • C. 

      Land required for services

    • D. 

      Quality of life

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Large families are beneficial in developing countries because:
    • A. 

      Infant mortality is increasing

    • B. 

      Daughters are considered of more benefit than sons

    • C. 

      Social service payments increase when you have a large family

    • D. 

      They make a contribution to the physical work required to survive

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The most cost effective way to address the MDGs is:
    • A. 

      Universal immunisation

    • B. 

      Universal education for girls

    • C. 

      Scaling up of nutrition interventions

    • D. 

      Micro-economic support for business for women

    • E. 

      The development of international partnerships

  • 7. 
    Which organisations have championed food based dietary guidelines as a way of providing advice to populations throughout the world:
    • A. 

      World Health Organisation and Nutrition Australia

    • B. 

      World Health Organisation and Food and Agricultural Organisation

    • C. 

      Food and Agricultural Organisation and United Nations Children’s Fund

    • D. 

      Australian Commonwealth Government and Nutrition Australia

    • E. 

      United Nations and World Health Organisation

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT considered to be a major component of food and nutrition policy guidelines?
    • A. 

      A focus on developed countries

    • B. 

      Sustainable development

    • C. 

      Improving food safety

    • D. 

      Improving household food security

    • E. 

      Strengthening agricultural policy

  • 9. 
    Climate change has the potential to:
    • A. 

      Limit population growth

    • B. 

      Contribute to soil degradation

    • C. 

      Limit water supply available for drinking and irrigation

    • D. 

      Reduce overall agricultural yields

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    The key objective of food and nutrition policy is to:
    • A. 

      Reduce the prevalence and incidence of chronic disease only

    • B. 

      Ensure a nutritious, dependable and safe food supply

    • C. 

      Assist with limiting population growth

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

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