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:  The vitamin most closely related to calcium utilization is:
A: vitamin A.
B: vitamin D.
C: vitamin K.
D: phosphorus.

2:  Three nutrients needed for bone growth are:
A: ascorbic acid, vitamin D, and magnesium.
B: calcium, potassium, and vitamin D.
C: phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin D.
D: magnesium, manganese, and calcium.

3:  Functions of sodium in the human body include:
A: maintenance of water balance.
B: maintenance of acid-base balance.
C: aiding glucose absorption.
D: all of the above.

4:  A mineral important to normal functioning of the heart is:
A: chlorine.
B: potassium.
C: phosphate.
D: bicarbonate.

5:  Calcium is:
A: used in muscle building.
B: used to control electrolyte balance.
C: used in blood clotting.
D: found in abundance in soft tissues.

6:  Phosphorus:
A: is absorbed best when calcium is present.
B: is found in many of the same foods as calcium.
C: is needed in greater amounts during pregnancy.
D: all of the above.

7:  The only known function of iodine in human nutrition is synthesis of the thyroid hormone. Which of the following functions does this hormone perform?
A: protects the cells from oxidation
B: controls the basal metabolic rate
C: lowers the oxygen intake
D: controls nerve impulses

8:  The mineral needed to strengthen the teeth to resist decay is:
A: calcium.
B: phosphorus.
C: iron.
D: flouride.

9:  Which two items are both rich sources of potassium?
A: cooked rice and fortified margarine
B: mashed potatoes and apple juice
C: bananas and orange juice
D: cranberry juice and grape juice

10:  The two minerals whose major function is regulating the fluid balance of the body inside the cell (ICF) and outside the cell (ECF) are:
A: calcium and phosphorus.
B: sodium and potassium.
C: magnesium and iodine.
D: chlorine and iron.

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