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Nutrition Quiz


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Which BEST explains why some fats are recommended as a part of a healthy diet?

A. Fats provide the body with the chemicals necessary for controlling the pH of the blood.

B. Fats act as a catalyst, reacting with the sugars in fruits and vegetables.

C. Fats provide the body and it’s organs with insulation and protection.


What is the main role of carbohydrate in the human body

A. Muscle Protein Synthesis

B. Energy production

C. Lipolysis

D. Gaining weight


Which enzyme does the stomach produce?

A. amylase

B. lipase

C. maltase

D. protease


Which information CANNOT be found on a nutritional label?

A. Carbohydrates

B. Water

C. Proteins

D. Fats


Which of the following foods contain little or no protein?

A. butter

B. fish

C. meat

D. beans


thin stalk that connects the blade of the leaf to the plant’s stem

A. blade

B. cuticle

C. petiole

D. epidermis


Which statement about photosynthesis is correct?

A. Plants get the energy they need for photosynthesis from water.

B. Plants get the energy they need for photosynthesis from soil.

C. Plants get the energy they need for photosynthesis from sunlight.

D. Plants get the energy they need for photosynthesis from carbon dioxide.


What is the main reason why we need protein in our diet?

A. For energy

B. To provide roughage

C. For growth and repair


Which nutrients are used for repairs in your body?

A. Vitamins

B. Minerals

C. Carbohydrates

D. Proteins


Freezing fruit does not drastically decrease the nutritional value

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Which of the following is NOT a factor that determines how much energy we need.

A. health

B. age

C. gender

D. level of activity


Which of the following food examples is a source of saturated fat

A. Coconut oil

B. Cake

C. Olive oil

D. Omega 3


Which of the following kills bacteria in the human alimentary canal?

A. gastric juice

B. mucus

C. pancreatic juice

D. saliva


Your nutrition affects your overall health.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE


Which vitamin helps your body heal cuts and scratches? (found in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits)
A. Vitamin A
B. Vitamin B
C. Vitamin C
D. Vitamin D


Most muesli bars are nutritious

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


True or False. Carbohydrates and Proteins break down into sugars.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Xerophytes have drought tolerance as compared to mesophytes because of

A. Thick cuticle

B. Sunken stomata

C. Very less transpiration

D. All of these


To be healthy, you have to cut all the fat from your diet.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE


The process of breaking down food into a form the body can use.
A. Diet
B. Metabolism
C. Calories
D. Digestion


True or False. Carbohydrates are necessary to build muscle and other body parts.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


What can happen if you don’t eat enough?

A. obesity

B. starvation

C. Diarrhoea


Lipase digests fats into

A. amino acids

B. fatty acids and glycerol

C. starch

D. glucose


Goats and cows have longer small intestine because

A. To digest chitin

B. To digest cellulose

C. To digest protein

D. To digest fats


Muscular tongue helps in

A. Mixing the food with saliva

B. Converting larges pieces of food into bolus

C. Chewing

D. All the above




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