Vitamin Deficiency Quiz

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Vitamin Deficiency Quiz

Do you know anything about vitamins? Our body requires these nutrients to function correctly. Vitamins assist with the growth, maintenance, regulation, and reproduction of all the body's processes. The deficiency of vitamins can cause lots of problems in the body. How well do you think you know about vitamins deficiency? Try this "Vitamin Deficiency Quiz" to test your knowledge! Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This disease is a sign of vitamin D deficiency. It presents as deformities of the rib cage, skull, and bowed legs since long bones are being deformed. It attacks children primarily.
    • A. 

      Beriberi

    • B. 

      Osteomalacia

    • C. 

      Rickets

  • 2. 
    This disease presents as losing teeth, gingivitis, and anemia.  It used to be common in sailors of the British merchant ships in the 19th century.
    • A. 

      Pellagra

    • B. 

      Scurvy

    • C. 

      Osteomalacia

  • 3. 
    This vitamin D deficiency presents as bone calcification that results in gross deformities.  It is usually seen in adults.
    • A. 

      Rickets

    • B. 

      Scurvy

    • C. 

      Osteomalacia

  • 4. 
    Pellagra is a disease usually present in cases of deficiency of:
    • A. 

      Folic acid

    • B. 

      Biotin

    • C. 

      Nicotinic acid

  • 5. 
    This disease, a nicotinic acid deficiency, usually presents as skin problems (dermatitis); GI problems (diarrhea); and central nervous system problems (dementia).
    • A. 

      Beriberi

    • B. 

      Pellagra

    • C. 

      Rickets

  • 6. 
    The first sign of this vitamin deficiency is sore throat; the late sign is dermatitis.
    • A. 

      Folic acid

    • B. 

      Riboflavin

    • C. 

      Nicotinic acid

  • 7. 
    Lack of thiamine causes this disease:
    • A. 

      Pellagra

    • B. 

      Beriberi

    • C. 

      Cobalt deficiency

  • 8. 
    This disease presents as sensory (CNS) disturbances; loss of muscle tone; personality disturbances (depression, poor memory); heart problems (abnormal ECG);  it is usually caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1).
    • A. 

      Rickets

    • B. 

      Pellagra

    • C. 

      Beriberi

  • 9. 
    Lack of this vitamin can cause skin lesions and convulsive seizures.
    • A. 

      Nicotinic acid (vitamin B3)

    • B. 

      Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)

    • C. 

      Vitamin B12

  • 10. 
    Pernicious anemia might be caused by a lack of this vitamin;  also, lack of it can cause severe irreversible damage to the brain and nervous system.
    • A. 

      Vitamin B6

    • B. 

      Vitamin B12

    • C. 

      Vitamin B2

  • 11. 
    Vitamin B12 contains cobalt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A lack of this vitamin causes night blindness.
    • A. 

      Vitamin E

    • B. 

      Vitamin A

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

  • 13. 
    Lack of vitamin C causes scurvy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Lack of this vitamin might lead to an increase in infections due to a compromised immune system.
    • A. 

      Vitamin C

    • B. 

      Vitamin A

    • C. 

      Vitamin E

  • 15. 
    Vitamin E is also known as alpha-tocopherol.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Deficiency in this vitamin might lead to failure in wound healing, a loss in the formation of teeth, and failure in intestinal iron absorption.
    • A. 

      Vitamin E

    • B. 

      Vitamin A

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

  • 17. 
    Deficiency in vitamin E might lead to neuromuscular degeneration and adrenocortical insufficiency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Deficiency in this vitamin might lead to neuromuscular degeneration and adrenocortical insufficiency.
    • A. 

      Pantothenic acid

    • B. 

      Biotin

    • C. 

      Carnitine

  • 19. 
    Folic acid (vitamin B9) can correct B12 deficiency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Lack of this vitamin can lead to alopecia and dermatitis.
    • A. 

      Folic acid

    • B. 

      Biotin

    • C. 

      Vitamin A

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