Food: Where Does IT Come From? 6th Grade Science Trivia Quiz

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How much do you know about food, where does it come from? This 6th-grade science trivia quiz is one way of getting to test what you know about the different types of food we have, who consumes it, their benefit, and where you can find them. How about you give it a try and get to see how much you know!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following food is obtained from the animals?

    • A.

      Cardamom

    • B.

      Honey

    • C.

      Spices

    • D.

      Pulses

    Correct Answer
    B. Honey
    Explanation
    Honey is obtained from animals, specifically from bees. Bees collect nectar from flowers and convert it into honey through a process of regurgitation and evaporation. Honey is a natural sweetener and is widely used in cooking and baking. It is also known for its various health benefits and medicinal properties. Therefore, honey is the correct answer as it is a food product obtained from animals.

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  • 2. 

    The following food is obtained from the plant.

    • A.

      Sugar

    • B.

      Cheese

    • C.

      Honey

    • D.

      Eggs

    Correct Answer
    A. Sugar
    Explanation
    Sugar is obtained from plants through a process called photosynthesis. During photosynthesis, plants convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into glucose, which is then converted into sucrose, or sugar. This sugar is stored in different parts of the plant, such as the stems, leaves, or fruits. Therefore, sugar is a food that is obtained from plants. On the other hand, cheese is a dairy product made from milk, honey is produced by bees, and eggs are laid by animals, so they are not obtained directly from plants.

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  • 3. 

    Mustard oil is extracted from the following part of the mustard plant.

    • A.

      Root

    • B.

      Stem

    • C.

      Flower

    • D.

      Seed

    Correct Answer
    D. Seed
    Explanation
    Mustard oil is extracted from the seeds of the mustard plant. The seeds are crushed and pressed to release the oil. This oil is commonly used in cooking and has a strong, pungent flavor. The root, stem, and flower of the mustard plant are not used for extracting oil.

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  • 4. 

    Spider is a

    • A.

      Herbivore

    • B.

      Carnivore

    • C.

      Omnivore

    • D.

      Scavenger

    Correct Answer
    B. Carnivore
    Explanation
    The correct answer is carnivore because spiders are known to be carnivorous creatures. They primarily feed on insects and other small animals, catching their prey using their webs or by actively hunting. They have specialized mouthparts called chelicerae that enable them to inject venom into their prey and digest their internal fluids. This adaptation clearly indicates their carnivorous nature.

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  • 5. 

    A food chain always begins with

    • A.

      Carnivore

    • B.

      Omnivore

    • C.

      Herbivore

    • D.

      Plants

    Correct Answer
    D. Plants
    Explanation
    A food chain always begins with plants because plants are the primary producers in an ecosystem. They are able to convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis, making them the starting point of the food chain. Herbivores then consume plants for energy, followed by carnivores and omnivores who feed on herbivores and other animals. Therefore, plants play a crucial role in providing energy and nutrients to all other organisms in the food chain.

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  • 6. 

    The substances or materials used in preparing a food item are called its ........

    Correct Answer
    ingredients
    Explanation
    The term "ingredients" refers to the substances or materials that are used in the preparation of a food item. These ingredients can include various components such as spices, vegetables, meats, and other additives that contribute to the flavor, texture, and overall composition of the dish. By using the term "ingredients," it is implied that these substances are combined together to create the final food product.

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  • 7. 

    Spices are obtained from ........

    Correct Answer
    plants
    Explanation
    Spices are obtained from plants. This is because spices are derived from various parts of plants such as seeds, bark, roots, fruits, and leaves. Examples of commonly used spices include cinnamon from the bark of a tree, cumin from the seeds of a plant, and ginger from the root of a plant. Therefore, it can be concluded that plants are the source of spices.

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  • 8. 

    Milk is obtained from ........... and eggs are obtained from ..........

    Correct Answer
    cows, hens
    Explanation
    Milk is obtained from cows, as they are mammals that produce milk for their young. On the other hand, eggs are obtained from hens, which are female chickens that lay eggs as part of their reproductive cycle.

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  • 9. 

    Honey is a food stored by ........... and it is obtained by humans from ............

    Correct Answer
    bees, beehives
    Explanation
    Honey is a food stored by bees in beehives. Bees collect nectar from flowers and transform it into honey through a process of regurgitation and evaporation. Humans obtain honey by harvesting it from beehives, either by extracting it from honeycombs or by using specialized beekeeping techniques.

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  • 10. 

    Animals that can eat both plants and animals are called ............

    Correct Answer
    omnivore
    Explanation
    Animals that can eat both plants and animals are called omnivores. This term is used to describe animals that have a flexible diet and can consume a variety of food sources including both plant matter and other animals. Omnivores have adaptations that allow them to digest and utilize nutrients from both plant and animal sources, giving them a wider range of food options compared to herbivores or carnivores. This ability to consume a diverse diet is advantageous for survival, as it allows omnivores to adapt to different environments and obtain necessary nutrients from various sources.

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  • 11. 

    The part of a plant that can be eaten.

    Correct Answer
    edible
    Explanation
    The word "edible" refers to something that is safe and suitable for consumption. In the context of the given question, it is asking for the part of a plant that can be eaten. Therefore, the correct answer is "edible" as it directly relates to the concept of being able to consume a part of a plant.

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  • 12. 

    White structures seen on germination of seeds.

    Correct Answer
    sprouts
    Explanation
    When seeds germinate, they start to grow and develop into new plants. One of the visible signs of germination is the emergence of white structures known as sprouts. These sprouts are the initial growth of the plant, usually in the form of small shoots or roots. They are essential for the plant to absorb nutrients from the soil and to establish itself. Therefore, the presence of white sprouts indicates that the seeds have successfully germinated and are beginning to grow into new plants.

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  • 13. 

    Sweet juice of flowers collected by honey bees.

    Correct Answer
    nectar
    Explanation
    Nectar is the sweet juice of flowers that is collected by honey bees. Bees collect nectar to use as a food source for themselves and to produce honey. Nectar is rich in sugars and provides the energy needed for the bees' survival. It is a vital part of the pollination process as bees transfer pollen from one flower to another while collecting nectar. Therefore, nectar is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 14. 

    Animals that eat other animals.

    Correct Answer
    carnivore
    Explanation
    A carnivore is an animal that eats other animals. This means that it obtains its energy and nutrients by consuming the flesh and tissues of other organisms. Carnivores have adaptations such as sharp teeth and claws to help them catch and kill their prey. They are often at the top of the food chain and play an important role in regulating populations of other animals. Examples of carnivores include lions, wolves, and sharks.

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  • 15. 

    Animal that eat plants.

    Correct Answer
    herbivore
    Explanation
    A herbivore is an animal that eats plants. They have specialized digestive systems that allow them to break down and extract nutrients from plant material. They typically have flat teeth for grinding and chewing plant matter, and their digestive systems are longer to aid in the breakdown of cellulose. Examples of herbivores include cows, deer, and rabbits. They play an important role in the ecosystem by consuming plants and helping to control their growth.

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  • 16. 

    Starch is found in following food.

    • A.

      Rajmah bean

    • B.

      Curd

    • C.

      Milk

    • D.

      Wheat

    Correct Answer
    D. Wheat
    Explanation
    Starch is a complex carbohydrate that is commonly found in grains such as wheat. It is a major source of energy for the human body. Rajmah bean, curd, and milk do not contain as high levels of starch as wheat does. Therefore, the correct answer is wheat.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is present in potatoes?

    • A.

      Carbohydrates

    • B.

      Proteins

    • C.

      Fats

    • D.

      Vitamins

    Correct Answer
    A. Carbohydrates
    Explanation
    Potatoes are a starchy vegetable and a good source of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for the body and are essential for proper functioning. Potatoes also contain small amounts of proteins, but they are primarily known for their high carbohydrate content. Fats and vitamins are not typically found in significant amounts in potatoes.

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  • 18. 

    The vitamin that keeps our skin and eyes healthy.

    • A.

      Vitamin A

    • B.

      Vitamin B

    • C.

      Vitamin C

    • D.

      Vitamin D

    Correct Answer
    A. Vitamin A
    Explanation
    Vitamin A is the correct answer because it is essential for maintaining the health of our skin and eyes. It plays a crucial role in the production of retinal, a molecule that is necessary for good vision. Additionally, it helps in the formation and maintenance of healthy skin by promoting cell growth and repair. Vitamin A also supports the production of sebum, an oily substance that keeps the skin moisturized and prevents dryness. Therefore, having an adequate intake of vitamin A is important for maintaining healthy skin and good vision.

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  • 19. 

    This vitamin can be manufactured in our body in the presence of Sunlight.

    • A.

      Vitamin A

    • B.

      Vitamin B

    • C.

      Vitamin C

    • D.

      Vitamin D

    Correct Answer
    D. Vitamin D
    Explanation
    Vitamin D is the correct answer because it is the only vitamin that can be synthesized by our body in the presence of sunlight. When our skin is exposed to sunlight, it produces a precursor molecule that is converted into active vitamin D by the liver and kidneys. This is why it is often referred to as the "sunshine vitamin". In contrast, vitamins A, B, and C cannot be manufactured in our body and must be obtained through diet or supplements.

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  • 20. 

    Vitamin C is found in large quantity in ___________

    • A.

      Apples

    • B.

      Spinach

    • C.

      Papaya

    • D.

      Lemon

    Correct Answer
    D. Lemon
    Explanation
    Lemons are known to be a rich source of Vitamin C. They contain a high concentration of this vitamin, which is essential for the growth and repair of tissues in the body. Consuming lemons or lemon juice can help boost the immune system, improve skin health, and aid in the absorption of iron. Therefore, lemons are considered to be a great natural source of Vitamin C.

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  • 21. 

    Deficiency of iodine can lead to you _____________

    • A.

      Beriberi

    • B.

      Scurvy

    • C.

      Goitre

    • D.

      Rickets

    Correct Answer
    C. Goitre
    Explanation
    Deficiency of iodine can lead to goitre. Goitre is a condition characterized by the enlargement of the thyroid gland. Iodine is essential for the production of thyroid hormones, which regulate metabolism and growth. Without sufficient iodine, the thyroid gland enlarges in an attempt to produce more hormones, resulting in goitre. Beriberi is caused by a deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1), scurvy is caused by a deficiency of vitamin C, and rickets is caused by a deficiency of vitamin D, none of which are directly related to iodine deficiency.

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  • 22. 

    Severe deficiency of protein and carbohydrate causes

    • A.

      Anemia

    • B.

      Scurvy

    • C.

      Goiter

    • D.

      Kwashiorkor

    Correct Answer
    D. Kwashiorkor
    Explanation
    Severe deficiency of protein and carbohydrate causes kwashiorkor. Kwashiorkor is a form of malnutrition that occurs when there is a lack of protein in the diet. It is commonly seen in children in developing countries who have a diet that is low in protein and high in carbohydrates. Kwashiorkor can lead to symptoms such as swelling, fatigue, and stunted growth.

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  • 23. 

    Repeated washing of rice and pulses may remove some ..........  and ............ present in them

    Correct Answer
    minerals, vitamins
    Explanation
    Repeated washing of rice and pulses may remove some minerals and vitamins present in them. This is because minerals and vitamins are water-soluble and can be lost during the washing process. Therefore, excessive washing can lead to a decrease in the nutritional content of the rice and pulses. It is recommended to wash them gently and not excessively to retain their nutritional value.

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  • 24. 

    .......... gets easily destroyed by heat during cooking.

    Correct Answer
    vitamins
    Explanation
    Vitamins are organic compounds that are essential for the proper functioning of the body. However, they are sensitive to heat and can easily be destroyed during the cooking process. High temperatures, prolonged cooking times, and exposure to air can all contribute to the degradation of vitamins in food. Therefore, it is important to handle and cook foods containing vitamins properly to minimize their loss and ensure maximum nutritional value.

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  • 25. 

    Overnutrition  of Fat-rich foods may cause a condition called

    Correct Answer
    obesity
    Explanation
    Overnutrition refers to the excessive intake of nutrients, particularly calories, beyond the body's needs. Fat-rich foods are high in calories, and consuming them in excess can lead to weight gain. When this weight gain reaches a level where it poses a risk to health and affects the body's functioning, it is referred to as obesity. Obesity is a condition characterized by an excessive accumulation of body fat, which can lead to various health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and joint issues. Therefore, overnutrition of fat-rich foods can cause obesity.

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  • 26. 

    A diet that provides all the nutrients our body needs in the right quantity is called ...........

    Correct Answer
    balanced diet
    Explanation
    A balanced diet refers to a dietary pattern that includes all the essential nutrients required by the body in appropriate proportions. It ensures that the body receives an adequate amount of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water to support its functions and maintain overall health. A balanced diet is important as it helps in maintaining a healthy weight, preventing chronic diseases, and promoting optimal growth and development.

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  • 27. 

    Bones become soft and bent.

    Correct Answer
    ricket
    Explanation
    Rickets is a condition that occurs due to a deficiency of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate in the body. When these essential nutrients are lacking, the bones do not mineralize properly, leading to soft and bent bones. This can result in skeletal deformities, such as bowed legs or a curved spine. Therefore, the given statement "Bones become soft and bent" is a characteristic symptom of rickets.

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  • 28. 

    Bleeding gums and a longer time for wounds to heal 

    Correct Answer
    scurvy
    Explanation
    Bleeding gums and a longer time for wounds to heal are symptoms commonly associated with scurvy. Scurvy is a condition caused by a deficiency in vitamin C, which is necessary for the production of collagen, a protein that helps in wound healing and maintaining healthy gums. Without enough vitamin C, the blood vessels become weak and fragile, leading to bleeding gums. Additionally, the lack of collagen impairs the body's ability to repair wounds, resulting in a longer healing time. Therefore, scurvy is the likely explanation for these symptoms.

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  • 29. 

    Weak eyesight sometimes loss of vision.

    Correct Answer
    night blindness
    Explanation
    Night blindness refers to the inability to see clearly in low light or darkness. It is a condition that affects people with weak eyesight and can lead to a partial or complete loss of vision in dimly lit environments. This condition is often caused by a deficiency in vitamin A or a genetic disorder. People with night blindness may experience difficulty driving at night or navigating in dark areas.

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  • 30. 

    Glands in the neck appear swollen.

    Correct Answer
    goitre
    Explanation
    Goitre is a condition characterized by the swelling of the glands in the neck, specifically the thyroid gland. This swelling is usually caused by an iodine deficiency, which leads to the enlargement of the thyroid gland as it tries to compensate for the lack of iodine. Goitre can also be caused by other factors such as certain medications, inflammation, or hormonal imbalances. The swollen glands in the neck are a classic symptom of goitre, making it the correct answer for this question.

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  • 31. 

    Pale skin and weakness in the body.

    Correct Answer
    anemia
    Explanation
    The symptoms of pale skin and weakness in the body are indicative of anemia. Anemia is a condition characterized by a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, which can lead to reduced oxygen supply to the body's tissues. This can result in symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and pale skin. Therefore, anemia is the most likely explanation for these symptoms.

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