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SCI 228 Nutri, Health & Wellness Midterm Exam
(TCO 1) Which of the following nutrients is the most energy dense?
TCO 1) Which of the following are examples of carbohydrate-rich foods?
(TCO 1) What element makes protein different from carbohydrate and fat?
(TCO 1) Which of the following Best describes Minerals?
(TCO 1) Which of the following is an example of an organic micro nutrient?
(TCO 1) Which of the following is NOT a primary function of dietary protein?
(TCO 2) Over consumption of ________ has the greatest potential for toxicity.
(TCO 2) What percentage of deaths in the United States can be attributed to unhealthy lifestyle
behaviors such as smoking, alcohol misuse, physical inactivity, and unbalanced diet?
(TCO 2) Jack is a college athlete who requires 2,800 kilocalories a day to support his total
energy needs. Even thought Jack likes many different foods and makes it a point to try new
things, he only consumes approximately 1,600 kilocalories a day. Which one of the
characteristics of a healthy diet is Jack missing?
(TCO 2) What is at the base of the Healthy Eating Pyramid?
(TCO 2) Which group of nutrients would be found in the foods at the base of the Food Guide
(TCO 2) On average, Americans eat ________ commercially prepared meals each week.
(TCO 3) Immediately after absorption, what circulatory system carries most of the fat-soluble
(TCO 3) Proteins that act to speed up body processes, but are not changed in the process, are
(TCO 3) Which of the following is NOT an accessory organ of digestion?
TCO 3) In which of the following food sources would a consumer look for the statement “Live
Active Cultures,” indicating that the product is a rich source of probiotics?
(TCO 3) What is the primary cause of peptic ulcers?
TCO 4) The term complex carbohydrates refers to
(TCO 4) Diabetes is a condition in which the body doesn’t process ________ properly.
(TCO 4) After a meal, which hormone is responsible for moving glucose into the body’s cells?
(TCO 4) Peggy Sue’s doctor wants to screen her for reactive hypoglycemia. If her doctor’s
suspicions are correct and Peggy Sue does have reactive hypoglycemia, what would you expect
her blood glucose concentration to be at approximately TWO HOURS after she had begun her
glucose tolerance test?
(TCO 4) Lactose intolerance is due to a(n):
(TCO 4) ________ is a highly branched arrangement of glucose molecules found in liver and
skeletal muscle cells.
(TCO 4) Gluconeogenesis is:
(TCO 4) Which of the following BESTdescribes the glycemic index?
(TCO 1-6) Which of the following is NOT an advantage of using biopesticides?
(TCO 1-6) Foods most commonly associated with Salmonella intoxication are:
TCO 1-6) Which of the following is FALSE regarding the prion that causes mad cow disease?
(TCO 1-6) Ninety (90) percent of all food allergies are due to the ________ found in foods.
(TCO 1-6) Which of the following is responsible for food spoilage?
(TCO 1-6) Which of the following describes the prevailing theory in the development of food
(TCO 1-6) Which of the following preservatives is(are) commonly used to prevent rancidity in
oils and fats?
(TCO 1-6) Which of the following is an example of food intoxication?
(TCO 1-6) A cyclic food allergy is one that:
(TCO 5) Which of the following foods is the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids?
(TCO 5) Which of the following is NOT true of fats?
TCO 5) Sex hormones and adrenal hormones are substances derived from which class of lipid?
(TCO 5) ________ are the major form of fat in both food and the body.
(TCO 5) Where in the body are the majority of triglycerides stored for future energy needs?
(TCO 5) All of the following are major classes of dietary lipids EXCEPT:
(TCO 5) Which of the following food items would contain the highest amount of dietary
(TCO 5) The vast majority of fat digestion and absorption occurs in the:
(TCO 6) Which of the following is a genetic disorder resulting in debilitating protein
TCO 6) All of the following are examples of protein hormones EXCEPT:
(TCO 6) Which part of an individual amino acid distinguishes it from other amino acids?
(TCO 6) The specific function of a protein is determined by:
(TCO 6) Oligopeptides are a string of ________ amino acids.
(TCO 6) Which of the following is NOT typically a nutrient of concern for vegans?
(TCO 6) Proteases are:
(TCO 6) All of the following are parts of an amino acid molecule EXCEPT: