Medical Quiz

Lipids Quiz


Stored energy e.g. oils, butter, margarine

A. Fats

B. Carbohydrates

C. Minerals

D. Vitamins

What is the key difference between saturated and unsaturated fats?

A. Saturated fats are usually liquid at room temperature; unsaturated fats are usually solid

B. Saturated fats stay solid at room temperature; unsaturated fats are usually liquid

C. Saturated fats can be found in vegetable oils, unsaturated fats can be found in animal products

D. Saturated fats are healthier than unsaturated fats

Why is saturated fat found in so many animal products?

A. Because it’s part of the cell membranes of animal tissues

B. Because animals must eat saturated fat to survive

C. Because proteins are broken down into saturated fat when animals die

D. Because saturated fat is a key component of animal bones

How come having excess cholesterol in our arteries is not desirable?

A. having excess cholesterol makes us weigh more 

B. It is desirable to have excess cholesterol in your arteries 

C. Can block blood flow and lead to heart disease 

Which is an example of a lipid?

A. candy

B. olive oil

C. meat


Why is fat an important part of our diet?

A. Because it tastes good

B. Because it carries so much energy

C. Because it contains nutrients you can’t get from anything else

D. Because it contain oxygen atoms

True or False. All cholesterol is bad for you.



Monomers of Lipids include

A. amino acids

B. monosaccharides

C. nucleotides

D. glycerol and fatty acids

A sedentary lifestyle can cause glucose to turn into body fat. What is the best synonym for “sedentary?”

A. healthy

B. hyperactive

C. sleep-deprived

D. inactive

The characteristic that all lipids have in common is—-

A. made of lots of double bonds

B. acidic when mixed with water

C. no high energy content

D. do not dissolve in water

This nutrient is needed in small amounts to insulate our bodies from the cold and to cushion our organs

A. vitamins

B. carbohydrates

C. sugar

D. fat

Animal products are good sources of 

A. Monounsaturated fats 

B. Saturated fats

C. Trans Fats 

What are some examples of monounsaturated  fats?

A. Butter, mayonaise, dairy 

B. Vegetable oil 

C. Olive oil, avocados, peanuts 

D. Animal products 

Which of the following is a main function of a lipid?

A. source of quick energy

B. stores energy, insulates us, and makes up the cell membrane

C. transport substances in and out of the cell

D. stores genetic information

How many kilojoule are there in 1 gram of fat?

A. 30

B. 16

C. 37

D. 17

Examples of polyunsaturated fats are

A. Butter, mayonaise, dairy

B. Animal products 

C. Vegetable oils, corn oil, soybean oil

D. Olive oil, avocados, peanuts 

A product that contains lots of hydrogenated oils is probably rich in:

A. Saturated fat

B. Unsaturated fat

C. Monosaturated fat

D. Trans fat

Which of these are examples of Lipids?

A. simple sugars

B. complex carbohydrates

C. fats, oils, & waxes

D. hair, skin, & nails

Why are LDLs (Low-Density Lipoproteins) considered “losers”

A. They are found in every fatty food 

B. They transport excess cholesterol back to liver 

C. They transport excess cholesterol to arteries 

D. They are processed through the body very slowly 

True or False. Monounsaturated fats are the only good fats for you.



Which of these is not a function of lipids?

A. Quick energy

B. Sturctural components in cell membranes

C. Waterproofing

D. Long term energy storage

Ideally, what is the recommended amount of cholesterol that should be consumed daily?

A. None

B. 1 g 

C. 2 g

D. 4 g

Which of the following is a lipid?

A. lard

B. cellulose

C. glucose

D. protein

If you eat too much saturated fat, cholesterol might build up:

A. in your brain

B. in your liver

C. in your veins and arteries

D. in your bones

Saturated fats are __________ at room temperature.

A. liquid

B. solid


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