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Lipids Quiz


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How many kilojoule are there in 1 gram of fat?

A. 30

B. 16

C. 37

D. 17


Stored energy e.g. oils, butter, margarine

A. Fats

B. Carbohydrates

C. Minerals

D. Vitamins


What are some examples of monounsaturated  fats?

A. Butter, mayonaise, dairy 

B. Vegetable oil 

C. Olive oil, avocados, peanuts 

D. Animal products 


Which nutrient supplies the most energy per gram? 

A. carbohydrates

B. fats

C. protein

D. water


How do lipids function for cells and organisms?

A. store information

B. store energy

C. breakdown wastes

D. join with substrates


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 


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


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


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


Examples of polyunsaturated fats are

A. Butter, mayonaise, dairy

B. Animal products 

C. Vegetable oils, corn oil, soybean oil

D. Olive oil, avocados, peanuts 


What is Hydrogenation?
And Is it good for us?

A. Hydrogen atoms converting a solid fat into liquid/NO

B. Hydrogen atoms converting a solid fat into liquid/YES 

C. Hydrogen atoms converting an oil into a solid form/ NO

D. Hydrogen atoms converting an oil into a solid form/ YES


What type of fat is the BEST to consume?

A. Trans 

B. Polyunsaturated 

C. Monounsaturated 

D. Saturated 


A stick of butter is what type of fat?

A. Saturated Fat

B. Polyunsaturated Fat

C. Monounsaturated Fat


Monomers of Lipids include

A. amino acids

B. monosaccharides

C. nucleotides

D. glycerol and fatty acids


Lipids differ from most other larger biomolecules in that they

A. Are hydrophillic

B. Are hydrophobic

C. Do not have specific shapes

D. Do not contain carbon


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


Which of the following items might be high in saturated fat?

A. purified water

B. whole wheat bread

C. ice cream

D. broccoli


Which is an example of a lipid?

A. candy

B. olive oil

C. meat

D. DNA


Which of the following is considered a bad fat?

A. Monosaccharide

B. Unsaturated fat

C. Saturated fat

D. Carbohydrate


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

A. Saturated fat

B. Unsaturated fat

C. Monosaturated fat

D. Trans fat


Fish, nuts, oils and avocado are health sources of….

A. Fiber

B. Protein

C. Minerals

D. Fat


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 of the following is a lipid?

A. lard

B. cellulose

C. glucose

D. protein


Which of these are examples of Lipids?

A. simple sugars

B. complex carbohydrates

C. fats, oils, & waxes

D. hair, skin, & nails


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




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