Nutrient Deficiencies

12 Questions
Nutrient Deficiencies

This quiz is designed to assess your knowledge relating to nutrient deficiencies.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Rickets is a disease caused by lack of vitamin K.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Scurvy is a disease caused by lack of vitamin C.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Polished rice contains enough thiamin to prevent beriberi.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    If deficiency of this nutrient is prolonged paralysis and potentially fatal heart disturbances may result.
    • A. 

      A. thiamin

    • B. 

      B. iron

    • C. 

      C. niacin

    • D. 

      D. folate

  • 5. 
    When the nutrient team consisting of sodium, chloride, and potassium is not working together properly to control osmosis which condition can result?
    • A. 

      A. hypertension

    • B. 

      B. beriberi

    • C. 

      C. goiter

    • D. 

      D. anemia

  • 6. 
    Not getting the proper daily intake of fiber can cause which of the following?
    • A. 

      A. pellagra

    • B. 

      B. diabetes

    • C. 

      C. protein-energy malnutrition

    • D. 

      D. constipation

  • 7. 
    If the diet does not contain enough protein and calories, a condition called _______________ may result.
    • A. 

      A. cretenism

    • B. 

      B. protein-energy malnutrition

    • C. 

      C. beriberi

    • D. 

      D. scurvy

  • 8. 
    When the eyes become sensitive to light and an individual has a reduced ability to see in dim light they may be suffering from nightblindness. Night blindness is a result of not getting enough_____________.
    • A. 

      A. vitamin A

    • B. 

      B. vitamin D

    • C. 

      C. vitamin C

    • D. 

      D. vitamin K

  • 9. 
    Which disease is the result of a vitamin D deficiency?
    • A. 

      A. rickets

    • B. 

      B. scurvy

    • C. 

      C. dietary antioxidant

    • D. 

      D. pellagra

  • 10. 
    Skin lesions and digestive problems are the first symptoms of ______________which is a disease caused by too little niacin in the diet. 
    • A. 

      A. pellagra

    • B. 

      B. anemia

    • C. 

      C. malnutrition

    • D. 

      D. hypertension

  • 11. 
    If a person is diagnosed as being anemic, which trace element should they consume more of in their daily diet?
    • A. 

      A. fluorine

    • B. 

      B. iodine

    • C. 

      C. iron

    • D. 

      D. zinc

  • 12. 
    The visible enlargement of the thyroid gland is called a goiter. Too little intake of  which of the following trace elements contributes to this condition?
    • A. 

      A. fluorine

    • B. 

      B. iron

    • C. 

      C. iodine

    • D. 

      D. zinc