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Nutrition 10 - Practice Questions #3

Author:   Barbara Liechty  
Posted: 10/27/2003; 9:25:57 PM
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Text Chapters 18 – 20

Review first and then take this practice test. Allow about 25 minutes. Go back and investigate any answers you didn’t know. When you review each question, know the vocabulary, and when you are reviewing the text and workbook content, think ‘around’ the questions and understand the related material.

1. What blood cholesterol carrier is of greatest concern in atherosclerosis?
a. HDL
b. LDL
c. CHD
d. VLDL

2. Insulin stimulates the actions of all the following metabolic activities except?
a. fat release
b. glucose uptake
c. protein synthesis
d. glycogen synthesis

3. Antioxidant substances that are believed to help protect against cancer include all of the following except?
a. vitamin E
b. vitamin C
c. beta-carotene
d. EDTA

4. Chelation therapy is purported to work by ridding the body of
a. tumor cells
b. toxic metals
c. organic toxins
d. excess fat-soluble vitamins

5. Which of the following practices is safest for minimizing microbial contamination of prepared foods?
a. store food in a controlled atmosphere of chlorine bleach vapors
b. restrict food exposure at room temperature to a maximum of 4–6 hours
c. restrict food exposure at between 40 degrees F and 140 degrees F to a maximum of 2 hours
d. store food under air-tight conditions at a temperature of 32 degrees F for a maximum of 1 month

6. Which of the following activities would result in the highest exposure to nitrites?
a. eating bacon
b. drinking beer
c. driving a new car
d. smoking cigarettes

7. Which of the following activities would result in the least exposure to nitrites?
a. eating bacon
b. drinking beer
c. driving a new car
d. smoking cigarettes

8. Why should consumers use only specialized glass or ceramic containers rather than common packaging materials to heat foods in microwave ovens?
a. several types of common packaging materials may catch on fire
b. many common packaging materials contain traces of PCS’s which are released into the food
c. many substances in common packaging materials interact with flavor components in food and impart off-flavors
d. there are substances in common packaging materials that can migrate into the food and present a health hazard

9. What is the standard chemical used to remove caffeine from coffee beans?
a. nitric acid
b. sodium propionate
c. methylene chloride
d. polybrominated biphenyl

10. What is administered by health care workers to help treat the diarrhea and dehydration common to children suffering from diseases of poverty?
a. oral rehydration therapy
b. ozone purified waste water
c. protein-energy repletion formula
d. charcoal-filtered water and corn starch

11. Which of the following describes a known long-term relationship among poverty, hunger, and population growth?
a. as economic status improves, population growth rises
b. as economic status improves, population growth diminishes
c. lack of natural resources rather than poverty is the most important contributor to overpopulation
d. over the last decade the increase in the world’s food output is greater than the increase in the world’s population

12. What is the yearly percentage increase of the world’s population?
a. 0.5
b. 1
c. 2
d. 3

 Updated Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 4:23:58 PM by Barbara Liechty - liechtybarbara@fhda.edu
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