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:  Which of the following foods is not a member of any of the meat exchange groups?
A: 1/2 c pinto beans
B: soy milk, 1 c
C: peanut butter, 1 tbsp
D: 1 hot dog
E: b and d

2:  Which of the following statements correctly describes the action of insulin?
A: Insulin controls the entry of glucose into the cell.
B: Insulin regulates the conversion of glucose to glycogen.
C: Insulin decreases the conversion of glucose to fat for storage as adipose fat tissue.
D: Insulin allows fat to be converted to glucose as needed to return the blood glucose levels to normal.

3:  The caloric value of a diabetic diet should be:
A: increased above normal requirements to meet the increased metabolic demand.
B: decreased below normal requirements to prevent glucose formation.
C: the individual's normal energy requirement to maintain ideal weight.
D: contributed mainly by fat to spare carbohydrate.

4:  In the exchange system of diet control, an ounce of canned tuna may be exchanged for all except:
A: the same amount of lean meat.
B: 1/4 c 4% cottage cheese.
C: 1/2 c tofu, light.
D: one egg.

5:  The exchange system of diet control is based on principles of:
A: equivalent food values.
B: flexible food choices.
C: nutritional balance.
D: all of the above.

6:  How much orange juice would substitute for the CHO in an uneaten slice of bread?
A: 1/2 c
B: 3/4 c
C: 1 c
D: 1-1/2 c

7:  The diabetic diet is designed for long-term use and contains a balance of:
A: energy.
B: nutrients.
C: distribution.
D: all of the above.

8:  Sources of blood glucose include:
A: carbohydrates.
B: proteins.
C: fats.
D: all of the above.

9:  If 50% of the total calories in a 1500 calorie diabetic diet is from carbohydrates, how many grams of carbohydrate will the diet contain? (Round to nearest whole number.)
A: 50
B: 150
C: 190
D: 210

10:  Emphasis is placed on using polyunsaturated fats and limiting foods high in cholesterol in the diet of the diabetic. The reason for this is:
A: to aid in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
B: to aid in the digestive process.
C: to prevent skin breakdown.
D: to control blood sugar.

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