Practice Quizzes

Chapter 1: Food Choices: Nutrients and Nourishment

1: One example of a chemical in food that is not a nutrient is
fiber
selenium
starch
folate
2: Essential nutrients
are made by the body.
only can be supplied adequately with dietary supplements.
must be obtained through diet.
Consist of over 75 different types of nutrients.
3: How many grams of carbohydrate are in a product that contains 160 carbohydrate calories?
20
30
35
40
4: How many kilocalories are in a meal that has 25 grams of fat, 10 grams of protein, and 70 grams of carbohydrate?
470 kcalories
545 kcalories
770 kcalories
855 kcalories
5: Which of the following supplies the most amount of protein per serving?
steak
cantaloupe
pinto beans
broccoli
6: Carbohydrates, proteins and _______ are the macronutrients.
lipids
vitamins
antioxidants
minerals
7: Clinical trials include two groups, an experimental group and a _______ group.
epidemiological
placebo
control
case control
8: Food habits are usually the last traditions to change when an immigrant adapts to a new culture.
TRUE
FALSE
9: Unlike vitamins, large amounts of minerals cannot be toxic.
TRUE
FALSE
10: All of the following are considered cognitive influences on food choices EXCEPT
behavioral motives of which we are unaware.
advertising in the media and on food labels.
taste sensitivity
following religious rituals
11: A disadvantage of a double-blind study is that
they are expensive and require large numbers of subjects.
the researcher may see the results he or she wants to see.
the subjects often complain they were not treated fairly.
the subjects are less likely to complete the study.
12: In a study of how vitamin E may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, one group was given a placebo, and the other group was given vitamin E supplements. The group that received the placebo was the
experimental group
control group
hypothetical group
questionable group
13: Most people will not believe a health claim without some scientific evidence to support it.
TRUE
FALSE
14: When evaluating nutrition information on the internet, it is important to
consider the source
keep in mind the scientific method and compare that to what the product claims
be on the lookout for "junk science"
milk
All of the above are true
15: A hormone can be a lipid.
TRUE
FALSE
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