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Name __________________

Period _____ Date ________

Nutrition Quiz

Multiple Choice

Choose the one best answer and write the corresponding letter on the line.

_____ 1. Water makes up what percent of the human body?

a. 50%

b. 60%

c. 70%

d. 90%

_____ 2. Which of the following is NOT a type of carbohydrate?

a. sugar

b. starch

c. salt

d. cellulose

_____ 3. What nutrient is used for growth, replacing and repairing cells, and can also be an enzyme?

a. carbohydrates

b. proteins

c. fats

d. vitamins

_____ 4. Which nutrient plays a role in sending nerve impulses and carrying oxygen to body cells through the blood?

a. minerals

b. vitamins

c. carbohydrates

d. fats

_____ 5. Which nutrient provides energy and helps your body to store some vitamins?

a. carbohydrates

b. water

c. proteins

d. fats

_____ 6. Proteins are made of building blocks called:

a. sugars

b. vitamins

c. amino acids

d. fatty acids

_____ 7. Which of these nutrients can be absorbed directly into the blood without having to be broken down?

a. vitamins

b. carbohydrates

c. proteins

d. fats

_____ 8. Fish, beef, pork, nuts, and beans are good sources of which nutrient?

a. carbohydrates

b. proteins

c. vitamins

d. minerals

_____ 9. Which nutrient is our body’s main source of energy?

a. carbohydrates

b. proteins

c. fats

d. water

_____ 10. Which vitamin is necessary for good eyesight and healthy skin?

a. vitamin A

b. vitamin B

c. vitamin C

d. vitamin D

_____ 11. Which vitamin helps your body to absorb calcium?

a. vitamin A

b. vitamin B

c. vitamin C

d. vitamin D

Fill in the blank with the correct word

12. ____________ is a carbohydrate that is found in plant cell walls.

13. There are 2 types of fat. ________________ fat is found in red meats. ________________ fat is found in corn and soybean oil.

14. Excess amounts of ___________ soluble vitamins are excreted in the urine.

Essay

In a short paragraph, answer the following as completely as possible.

15. List 3 ways in which your body naturally loses water everyday.

 

 

16. What are essential amino acids? How many are there?

 

 

17. Your body needs water to survive. Drinking a glass of water is one way to get the water into your body. What else can you consume (eat or drink) to get water in your diet? (List 2 things)

 

 

18. We did 2 labs testing foods for proteins and for starch. In both, we tested water with our indicator to see if there was a color change. Why did we test the water?

 

 

 

Use the nutrition facts for Miss V’s pasta to answer the following questions

19. What is the serving size for the pasta?

 

20. How many total grams of carbohydrates does the pasta have in one serving?

 

21. How many total grams of protein does the pasta have if you eat 2 servings?

 

22. What daily percentage of vitamin C does the pasta have in one serving?

 

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