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Carbohydrates Quiz


What is another name for fiber?

A. Simple carbohydrate

B. Cellulose

C. Enzyme

D. Lettuce

Sucrose is formed by:

A. condensation reaction of glucose and fructose

B. polymerization reaction of glucose and fructose

C. condensation reaction of glucose and galactose

D. polymerization reaction of glucose and galactose

Monosacharides do not contain:

A. aldehyde group

B. ketone group

C. hydroxyl group

D. carboxyl group

A single unit of sugar is referred to as:
A. Monosaccharide
B. Monocarbohydrate
C. Mononutrient
D. Monopolymer

Why do humans need cellulose in their diet even though they do not possess enzymes in the digestive system that can break it down?

A. It is required as a precursor to synthesise DNA and proteins.

B. It provides the structural material for cell walls.

C. It acts as dietary fibre to help move food through the digestive system more quickly.

D. It acts as a storage source for energy.

What is the function of a carbohydrate?
A. Stores energy
B. Movement
C. Stores genetic information
D. Speeds up reactions

What type of carbohydrate is this?
A.     polysaccharide
B.     disaccharide
C.     monosaccharide
D.     it isn’t a carbohydrate

If you string together 8 glucoses, how many water molecules will come out?
A. 1
B. 4
C. 7
D. 8

Animation shows the formula of:
A.     glucose
B.     fructose
C.     rybulose
D.     ribose

In disacchcarides two simple sugars are conneted by:

A. gydrogen bonds

B. glycosidic bonds

C. ether linkage

D. polymer linkage

Which statement is false ?

A. triose is sugar with 3 carbon atoms

B. hexose is sugar with 7 carbon atoms

C. aldose is suagr with -CHO group

D. ketose is sugar with -CO group

Where in your body are complex carbohydrates broken down into simple sugars?
A. In your bloodstream
B. In your intestines
C. In your mouth
D. In your liver

How is fiber different from most other foods you eat?
A. It doesn’t contain any sugars at all
B. Consuming it robs your body of nutrients
C. Your body can’t digest it
D. It contains elements of all the major food groups

What does hydrolysis mean?
A. breaking of water molecules
B. Formation by water
C. Splitting by water
D. Getting rid of water molecules

What molecule is this
A.     sucrose
B.     protein
C.     glucose
D.     cellulose

What is not a type of carbohydrate?
A. Fat
B. Fiber
C. Starch
D. Sugar

Your body breaks down most complex carbohydrates into:
A. fructose
B. sucrose
C. glucose
D. starch

Which statement is not correct?

A. monosacharides are simple sugars

B. disacharides are formed from 2 simple sugars

C. polysacharides are condensation polymers

D. fructose is example of disacharide

Fructose is:

A. aldose sugar

B. ketose sugar

C. pentose sugar

D. heptose sugar

Carbohydrates are comprised of Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen

Which sugar is a disaccharide?

A. sucrose

B. ribose

C. glycogen

D. rybulose

What type of carbohydrate is this?
A.     polysaccharide
B.     disaccharide
C.     monosaccharide
D.     it isn’t a carbohydrate

If I am consuming grain products, such as breads, pastas, and some root vegetables (starches) what type of carbohydrate am I taking in?

A. Simple carbohydrates

B. Fiber

C. Complete carbohydrates

D. Saturated carbohydrates

E. Complex carbohydrates

what is the storage(s) form of carbohydrate found in mammals?
A. Glucose and glycogen
B. Glycogen
C. starch
D. Fiber and glycogen

What might happen if you didn’t get enough carbohydrates?
A. Your body wouldn’t be able to build muscle mass
B. Your body wouldn’t have enough energy to function
C. You would develop serious vitamin deficiencies
D. Your bones and teeth would become weaker


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