Nutrition Specialist Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Nutrition Specialist Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

As humans, it is important to ensure that we get good foods which help our bodies to get the nutrients it requires to maintain our health. Do you consider yourself a very knowledgeable nutrition specialist and think you can’t let your clients down? If you said yes, then take up this test and get to see if you are as informed as you think you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The breaking apart of foods into smaller and smaller units is called ________ .
    • A. 

      Digestion

    • B. 

      Absorption

    • C. 

      Metabolism

    • D. 

      Molecular function

  • 2. 
    The passage of nutrients and other substances into the walls of gastrointestinal tract, and then into the bloodstream is called _________ .
    • A. 

      Digestion

    • B. 

      Absorption

    • C. 

      Metabolism

    • D. 

      Molecular function

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not a function of the GI track?
    • A. 

      Transport of indigested food

    • B. 

      Secretion of digestive enzymes

    • C. 

      Movement of undigested material

    • D. 

      Exchange of oxygen within the blood vessels

  • 4. 
    A series of muscular contractions that divides and mixes chyme within the small intestine is called _________ .
    • A. 

      Peristalsis

    • B. 

      Hydrolyses

    • C. 

      Segmentation

    • D. 

      Catabolism

  • 5. 
    Individuals have ________ pair(s) of salivary glands located in or near the mouth.
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Seven

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not one of the main processes that allow nutrients to be absorbed from the GI track into circulation?
    • A. 

      Passive diffusion

    • B. 

      Active diffusion

    • C. 

      Facilatated diffusion

    • D. 

      Active transport

  • 7. 
    Bile is considered to taste ________ .
    • A. 

      Sweet

    • B. 

      Sour

    • C. 

      Salty

    • D. 

      Bitter

  • 8. 
    When protein compounds are catalyzed, they _________ chemical reactions during digestion.
    • A. 

      Slow down

    • B. 

      Speed up

    • C. 

      Neutralize

    • D. 

      Hinder

  • 9. 
    The primary function of the _______ is to store and concentrate bile from the liver.
    • A. 

      Kidneys

    • B. 

      Small intestines

    • C. 

      Gallbladder

    • D. 

      Pancrease

  • 10. 
    Failure of the _______________ shincter will cause food to slide from the stomach back into the esophagus.
    • A. 

      Esophageal

    • B. 

      Bolus

    • C. 

      Tracheal

    • D. 

      Salivary

  • 11. 
    __________________ kills many disease-causing bacteria that may have been ingested.
    • A. 

      Pepsin

    • B. 

      Bile

    • C. 

      Gastrin

    • D. 

      Hydrochloric acid

  • 12. 
    Most fat-soluble nutrients are absorbed in the _____________ .
    • A. 

      Vascular system

    • B. 

      Lymhatic system

    • C. 

      Neurological system

    • D. 

      Adrenal system

  • 13. 
    The primary organs of excretion are the ___________ .
    • A. 

      Heart and lungs

    • B. 

      Lungs and kidneys

    • C. 

      Kidneys and liver

    • D. 

      Liver and pancreas

  • 14. 
    The majority of digestion occurs in the ___________ .
    • A. 

      Duodenum

    • B. 

      Macrodenum

    • C. 

      Jejunum

    • D. 

      Ileum

  • 15. 
    Which of the following plays an essential role in controlling movement, blood flow, water and electrolyte transport, and acid secretion in the GI track?
    • A. 

      Autonomic nervous system

    • B. 

      Central nervous system

    • C. 

      Enteric nervous system

    • D. 

      Peripheral nervous system

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not one of the three parts of the small intestine?
    • A. 

      Duodenum

    • B. 

      Macrodenum

    • C. 

      Jejunum

    • D. 

      Ileum

  • 17. 
    ____________ take up stations in tissues and act as scavengers, devouring pathogens and worn-out cells.
    • A. 

      Natural killer cells

    • B. 

      Amino acid cells

    • C. 

      Ecentric cells

    • D. 

      Macrophages

  • 18. 
    The taste, smell and presentation of food have a ____________ influence on food digestion.
    • A. 

      Psycological

    • B. 

      Chemical

    • C. 

      Bacterial

    • D. 

      Social

  • 19. 
    The third most common form of cancer is __________ .
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Kidney

    • C. 

      Colocteral

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 20. 
    Chronic pain in the upper abdomen that has no obvious physical cause is referred to as ____________ .
    • A. 

      Peptic ulcer

    • B. 

      Gastroesophageal reflux

    • C. 

      Irritable bowel syndrom

    • D. 

      Functional dyspepsia

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