Nutrition And Activity Quiz

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Nutrition And Activity Quiz

How well do you understand nutrition and physical activity? There is always a lot of controversy in nutrition and it often seems that people can’t agree on anything. Here is the right source of nutrition knowledge for you. Take this quiz and learn some very helpful facts about nutrition and activity that will help you immensely in the future!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is one of the health implications of long-term high levels of caffeine consumption?
    • A. 

      It interferes with calcium absorption

    • B. 

      ​​​​​​It interferes with iron absorption

    • C. 

      ​​​​​​It interferes with potassium absorption

    • D. 

      ​​​It interferes with vitamin A absorption

  • 2. 
    What is an essential function of vitamin C?
    • A. 

      Immunity

    • B. 

      Vision

    • C. 

      Bone growth

    • D. 

      Blood clotting

  • 3. 
    Which of the following has the highest energy expenditure per hour?
    • A. 

      Volleyball

    • B. 

      Basketball

    • C. 

      Table tennis

    • D. 

      Brisk walking

  • 4. 
    What is the metabolised form of protein used for energy?
    • A. 

      Fatty acids

    • B. 

      Amino acids

    • C. 

      Glucose

    • D. 

      Amylase

  • 5. 
    Which of the following fruits/vegetables contains the most water?
    • A. 

      Carrots

    • B. 

      Cherries

    • C. 

      Cucumber

    • D. 

      Grapes

  • 6. 
    Where is the best place to access reliable information on the subject of nutrition?
    • A. 

      Newspapers

    • B. 

      Scientific journals

    • C. 

      Diet magazines

    • D. 

      Television documentaries

  • 7. 
    What is one risk of following a very low calorie (under 800 calories per day) diet?
    • A. 

      Hyperglycaemia

    • B. 

      Hypotension

    • C. 

      Nausea

    • D. 

      Energy bursts

  • 8. 
    What is one risk of a diet that contains a high proportion of processed foods?
    • A. 

      Detoxification of many systems of the body

    • B. 

      Lack of energy

    • C. 

      Reduced blood pressure

    • D. 

      Raised resting heart rate

  • 9. 
    To encourage a rapid replenishment of muscle glycogen stores, what may athletes be encouraged to eat within two hours of a hard training session?
    • A. 

      A low-glycaemic index carbohydrate food and a fatty food

    • B. 

      A high-glycaemic index carbohydrate food and a protein food

    • C. 

      A low fat food and a low-glycaemic index carbohydrate food

    • D. 

      ​​​​​​​A high fat food and a protein food

  • 10. 
    What is a short-term positive effect of caffeine on the body?
    • A. 

      It lowers the heart rate

    • B. 

      It raises blood pressure

    • C. 

      It can aid sleep

    • D. 

      It can make you feel more alert

  • 11. 
    What does the term 'balanced diet' mean?
    • A. 

      Eating to maintain a low calories intake

    • B. 

      Taking vitamin supplements as an insurance policy

    • C. 

      Eating regulated portions from all food groups

    • D. 

      Taking meal replacement supplements

  • 12. 
    What is outside the scope of practice of an exercise professional?
    • A. 

      Diagnosing nutritional deficiencies

    • B. 

      Providing health eating information

    • C. 

      Providing feedback on a food diary

    • D. 

      Monitoring body composition

  • 13. 
    What is the correct course of action for an exercise professional if they think a client has a micronutrient deficiency?
    • A. 

      Recommend a one-a-day multivitamin and mineral supplement

    • B. 

      ​​​​​​​Identify the specific deficiency and recommend foods high in these nutrients

    • C. 

      Identify the specific deficiency and recommend supplements of these nutrients

    • D. 

      ​​​​​​​Refer the client to a registered dietitian and follow up with them

  • 14. 
    What are the behaviours of bingeing and purging associated with?
    • A. 

      Bulimia nervosa

    • B. 

      Anorexia nervosa

    • C. 

      Obesity

    • D. 

      Dieting 

  • 15. 
    What is non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT)?
    • A. 

      The energy expended by eating and physical activity

    • B. 

      The energy expended by high intensity physical activity

    • C. 

      The energy expended by eating food

    • D. 

      ​​​​​​​The energy expended for everything that is not sleeping, eating or sports- like exercise

  • 16. 
    What may be a behavioural sign of an eating disorder?
    • A. 

      Becoming secretive and lying about eating

    • B. 

      Being more honest about everything that is eaten

    • C. 

      Wanting to eat out in public more often

    • D. 

      Wanting to eat with family more often

  • 17. 
    Approximately how much of our body weight is made up of water?
    • A. 

      15%

    • B. 

      35%

    • C. 

      65%

    • D. 

      95%

  • 18. 
    Which food group is a good source of protein, fat-soluble vitamins and minerals?
    • A. 

      Meat and fish

    • B. 

      Fruit and vegetables

    • C. 

      Starchy foods

    • D. 

      High fat foods 

  • 19. 
    What may be a symptom of iron deficiency?
    • A. 

      Excessive skin redness

    • B. 

      Bone and joint pain

    • C. 

      Rickets

    • D. 

      Tiredness and lethargy

  • 20. 
    What role does alcohol play in the diet?
    • A. 

      It provides fast acting fuel and is an important nutrient

    • B. 

      As well as providing nutrition it provides 10 calories per gram of energy

    • C. 

      It can provide fuel (7 calories per gram), but it is not classed as a nutrient

    • D. 

      ​​​​​​​The energy in alcohol is directly taken up by the muscles and aids power

  • 21. 
    Who are supported by agencies and public bodies to provide credible nutrition evidence?
    • A. 

      The Department of Health

    • B. 

      British Nutrition Foundation

    • C. 

      British Dietetic Association

    • D. 

      Institute of Nutrition 

  • 22. 
    What is the maximum units of alcohol per week, considered as 'low risk'?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      16

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is an example of an incomplete protein source?
    • A. 

      Eggs

    • B. 

      Nuts

    • C. 

      Fish

    • D. 

      Meat

  • 24. 
    What are carbohydrates broken down into before they can be used in the body?
    • A. 

      Fatty acids

    • B. 

      Amino acids

    • C. 

      Glucose

    • D. 

      Insulin

  • 25. 
    What are the estimated upper limits of protein intake for adults who want to build muscle?
    • A. 

      2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight

    • B. 

      3.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight

    • C. 

      4.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight

    • D. 

      ​​​​​​​5.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight

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