Mcb 464: Advanced Food Microbiology Quiz

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Mcb 464: Advanced Food Microbiology Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Food additives that help maintain the structures of food and food products are known as 
    • A. 

      Polysaccharides 

    • B. 

      Stabilizers 

    • C. 

      Thickners 

    • D. 

      Exopolysaccharides 

  • 2. 
     An example of functional foods that can help increase the absorption  of minerals in the intestine is 
    • A. 

      Probiotcs

    • B. 

      Prebiotics

    • C. 

      Synbiotics

    • D. 

      Fermented foods 

  • 3. 
      The use of mixed strain starter cultures  could make the final product undesirable due to some certain challenges 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Sphigomonas paucimobilis is known to produce a food additive known as 
    • A. 

      Dextrans 

    • B. 

      Pullans 

    • C. 

      Gellans

    • D. 

      Xantham gum

  • 5. 
    Which of  the following type of starter cultures is less likely to be attacked by bacteriophages 
    • A. 

      Multi-strain starters 

    • B. 

      Bulk starters 

    • C. 

      Heterofermentative  starter cultures 

    • D. 

      Mother starters 

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true 
    • A. 

       There are functional foods can contain  both fructo-oligosaccharides and also Bifidobacterium latum

    • B. 

      Functional food selective exerts  beneficial effects on the intestinal bacteria 

    • C. 

       There are functional foods that are  foods in their natural state.

    • D. 

      Functional foods are all of microbial origin

  • 7. 
    Large scale production of  microbial food products without the use of starter cultures is very possible 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Consider the scenario and answer the questions that follow: Paul like taking 'tasers' . Although 'tasers' are not digestible, whenever he takes them he observes an increase in the metabolism of SOME intestinal bacteria. What kind of food is 'tasers' ?
    • A. 

      Special intestinal food 

    • B. 

      Prebiotics 

    • C. 

      Synbiotics 

    • D. 

      Probiotics 

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 9. 
    Which of the following holds lots of advantage for the economy of any nation of the world 
    • A. 

      Food spoilage 

    • B. 

      Food fermentation 

    • C. 

      Food borne diseases 

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    All fermented foods are probiotics 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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