Practice Quizzes

Chapter 9: Vitamins: Vital Keys to Health

1: Which of the following provides the best source of vitamin K?
1 cup of strawberries.
3 oz of chicken liver.
3 cups of spinach.
one large egg.
2: Which type of tissue contains the most vitamin E?
pituitary
adipose
muscle
liver
3: Vitamin K toxicity from food sources is common.
TRUE
FALSE
4: Which form of vitamin A is the key player in the body?
retinal
retinol
retinoic acid
all are equally as important
5: Niacin is synonymous with nicotine.
TRUE
FALSE
6: Which childhood disease can be prevented with enough vitamin D?
xerophthalmia
osteomalacia
rheumatic fever
rickets
7: Newborns are susceptible to ______ deficiency if they are not given an injection at birth.
vitamin K
vitamin D
vitamin A
vitamin E
8: Which of the following forms of vitamin K is from animal sources?
menaquinones
menadione
phylloquinone
none of the above
9: _____ is the disease of severe niacin deficiency.
folate
menadione
pellgra
biotin
10: ____ is the most stable form of folate and is used for supplementation and fortification.
folite
folic acid
thiamin
folute
11: Which water-soluble vitamin plays an important role in the formation of collagen?
vitamin C
thiamin
folate
biotin
12: The most common symptoms of moderate vitamin C deficiency are
gum inflammation and mild depression
gum inflammation and fatigue
diarrhea and fatigue
diarrhea and small hemorrhages
13: A form of anemia which inhibits vitamin B12 absorption is
pernicious anemia
anencephaly
microcytic hypochromic anemia
osteomalacia
14: The active form of vitamin D is
calcium
calcitriol
vitamin A
none of the above
15: Symptoms of pellagra include
headaches, respiratory distress, bloating
blurred vision, nerve damage, paleness
depression, nausea, nosebleeds
dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia
16: Which vitamin can be made from the amino acid tryptophan?
riboflavin
thiamin
niacin
pantothenic acid
17: Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a thiamin deficiency disease most commonly brought on by
alcohol induced malnutrition.
diabetes.
pregnancy.
late stages of osteoporosis.
18: In general, fat-soluble vitamins are more fragile than water-soluble vitamins, and usually much is lost in cooking.
TRUE
FALSE
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