Food Science -- Vitamins And Minerals Test

47 Questions | Total Attempts: 150

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  • 1. 
    A deficiency disease in children caused by a lack of vitmain D and characterized by soft, misshapen bones.
    • A. 

      Rickets

    • B. 

      Osteomalacia

    • C. 

      Scurvy

    • D. 

      Erythrocyte hemolysis

  • 2. 
    A vitamin D deficiency disease in adults that causes the bones to become misshapen.
    • A. 

      Perricious anemia

    • B. 

      Pellagra

    • C. 

      Beriberi

    • D. 

      Osteomalacia

  • 3. 
    A vitamin E deficiency condtion that is sometimes seen in premature babies and is characterized by broken red blood cells, resulting in weakeness and listlessness.
    • A. 

      Neural tube damage

    • B. 

      Rickets

    • C. 

      Erythrocyte hemolysis

    • D. 

      Scurvy

  • 4. 
    The thiamin deficiency dieases, which is characterized by weakness, loss of appetite, irritability, poor arm and leg corrdination, and a tingling throughout the body.
    • A. 

      Pellagra

    • B. 

      Night blindness

    • C. 

      Beriberi

    • D. 

      Osteomalcia

  • 5. 
    The  niacin defieciency disease, which is characterized by diarrhea and dermititis and can lead to dementia and death.
    • A. 

      Pellagra

    • B. 

      Night blindness

    • C. 

      Erythrocyte hemolysis

    • D. 

      Perricious anemia

  • 6. 
    Vitamins are considered to be nonessential nutrients.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Provitamins are compunds the body can convert into active forms of vitamins
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Vitamin toxicity occurs when daily vitamin needs are not met over an extended period.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    With exposure to sunlight, the body can make vitamin D.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Milk and milk products are good sources of riboflavin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Because pathogenic acid and biotin are found in only a limited number of food sources, deficiencies are fairly common.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Vitamin B6 helps the body make essential amino acids.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Cigarette smoke hinders the body's use of vitamin C.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Research provides evidence that extra vitamin C in the diet will prevent people from getting the common cold.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Natural vitamins are more effective in the body than synthetic vitamins.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Canned green beans are likely to have higher vitamin content than fresh green beans that are not stored properly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Cutting foods into smaller pieces increases their exposure to vitamin losses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What will eventually happen if a vitamin is missing from the diet?
    • A. 

      A craving for rich food sources of the vitamin will develop.

    • B. 

      Deficiency symptoms will appear.

    • C. 

      The body will adapt to getting alog without the vitamin.

    • D. 

      The body will produce the missing vitamin.

  • 19. 
    A deficiency disease caused by an inability to absorb vitamin B12, which is characterized by fatigue;weakness; a red, painful tongue; and a a tingling or burning in the skin
    • A. 

      Beriberi

    • B. 

      Perricious anemia

    • C. 

      Neural tube damage

    • D. 

      Osteomalacia

  • 20. 
    Mauricio chooses lightly processed foods and doesn't prepare them often
    • A. 

      Good Job, Mauricio!

    • B. 

      What the heck were you thinking, Mauricio? Rookie Mistake!

  • 21. 
    Jatavia counts on carrots for her thiamin supply.
    • A. 

      Thiamin? Girlfriend, carrots don't have thiamin.

    • B. 

      Jatavia, you are brilliant! Carrots are an excellent source of thiamin! And bunny rabbits like them, too!

  • 22. 
    Saul doesn't look for ways to add sodium to his diet.
    • A. 

      Saul, dude, great job -- you don't want to much sodium.

    • B. 

      Saul, sodium tastes great, you want to get your fair share!

  • 23. 
    Knowing that bone development occurs in the teen years, Stephanie takes megadoses of calcium.
    • A. 

      Sweetie, you only need to get what you need, too much isn't a good thing.

    • B. 

      Way to go Stephanie! You are a nutrition expert!

  • 24. 
    Shay transfers the last few cups of milk to a glass jar to save refrigerator space.
    • A. 

      Silly girl! You are losing some vitamins that shouldn't be exposed to light.

    • B. 

      Way to be practical! Your mom must be so proud!

  • 25. 
    Jayleen notices that citrus fruits are really expensive this time of year. He buys strawberries and green peppers instead.
    • A. 

      Jayleen, Mrs. Moroney and Coach are so proud of you! You paid attention during notes!

    • B. 

      Really? Really? Maybe you should have paid attention during notes instead of flirting and texting!

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