Nutrition and Diet Therapy: Self-Instructional Approaches, Fifth Edition
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End of Chapter Test Questions

Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  Residue is that part of food that:
A: remains longest in the GI tract.
B: is indigestible.
C: is left uneaten after the meal.
D: is inedible.

2:  IBD is the result of which of these factors?
A: short bowel syndrome
B: infectious processes
C: inadequate diets
D: malabsorption

3:  An appropriate diet for the patient with IBD would allow the basic principles of optimum nutrition and would:
A: be increased in fiber.
B: contain extra fats for energy.
C: be decreased in fiber.
D: be decreased in sodium.

4:  Patients with colostomies usually gain control of evacuation faster than patients with ileostomies because:
A: they have better preoperative nutritional status.
B: they have better neuromuscular functions.
C: the surgery site is lower in the gut.
D: the surgical site heals more quickly.

5:  General goals of diet therapy following a colostomy are to promote healing and prevent:
A: constipation.
B: diarrhea.
C: odors.
D: all of the above.

6:  The restricted-residue diet:
A: is always very high in calories.
B: is very similar to the full-liquid diet.
C: may be inadequate in vitamins and minerals.
D: is nutritionally adequate.

7:  The minimum-residue diet:
A: is always very high in calories.
B: is very similar to the full-liquid diet.
C: may be inadequate in vitamins and minerals.
D: is nutritionally adequate.

8:  Which of the following foods are allowed on a minimum-residue diet?
A: milkshake, hamburger, and french fries
B: tomato wedge, scrambled egg, and broiled bacon
C: chicken sandwich on white bread with butter
D: all of the above

9:  Which of these foods would be included in a highfiber diet?
A: whole wheat bread, prunes, celery
B: carrot sticks, bran cereal, apples
C: coconut bars, pecan rolls, oatmeal
D: all of the above

10:  If the minimum-residue diet must be used for a period of time, the physician should:
A: alternate it weekly with the high-iron diet.
B: substitute the full-liquid diet.
C: add fresh fruit juices before each meal.
D: prescribe a vitamin and mineral supplement.

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