UMUC NUTR100/ UMUC NUTR100 Final Exam 2016 (Latest)


Question 1 (10 points)

Match the vitamin to its characteristic.

Question 1 options:



Vitamin B12

Vitamin D

Vitamin C

Vitamin B6

Vitamin E


Vitamin A


1. excessive intake can lead to a burning or flushed feeling

2. high intake in pregnancy can result in birth defects; deficiency can result in night-blindness

3. this nonessential nutrient can be synthesized in the liver in response to sun exposure

4. deficiency leads to beriberi; this is a water-soluble vitamin

5. a known antioxidant; deficiency leads to scurvy

6. a precursor for coenzymes and commonly found in milk (it degrades in ultraviolet light, which is why opaque containers are used for milk)

7. plays a major role in protein metabolism, helps maintain nervous system function

8. vegetarians and vegans may have difficulty getting this nutrient in their diet since it is found primarily in animal sources

9. a known antioxidant; also known as tocopherols

10 . adequate intake can reduce neural tube defects

Question 2 (4 points)

Which of the following foods are known to be a good source of vitamin C? Select all that apply.

Question 2 options:

A) strawberries

B) orange

C) grapefruit

D) kiwi

E) kale

F) lentils

G) milk

H) sweet potato

Question 3 (4 points)

Vitamin K is present in kale, Swiss chard, broccoli, and spinach, and it is ________.

Question 3 options:

A) considered an essential nutrient

B) synthesized in the body

C) not needed from food sources

D) required for blood coagulation

E) considered a nonessential nutrient

F) a marker for overall bone health

Question 4 (4 points)

Which of the following foods are known to be a good source of folate? Select all that apply.

Question 4 options:

A) fortified bread

B) fortified cereal

C) lentils

D) garbanzo beans

E) asparagus

F) grapefruit

G) milk

H) cantaloupe

Question 5 (3 points)

Which of the following foods are known to be a good source of riboflavin? Select all that apply.

Question 5 options:

A) milk

B) eggs

C) almonds

D) asparagus

E) cod liver oil

F) kiwi

G) parsley

Question 6 (4 points)

Which of the following foods are known to be a good source of vitamin A? Select all that apply.

Question 6 options:

A) beef liver

B) cod liver oil

C) fortified cereal

D) eggs

E) sweet potato

F) carrots

G) pumpkin

H) spinach

I) cantaloupe

J) almonds

K) asparagus

L) cod liver oil

M) citrus

N) parsley

Question 7 (10 points)

Match the mineral to its characteristic.

Question 7 options:











1. the majority is stored in the skeletal system

2. the main cation found inside the cells and may help to control blood pressure

3. can be toxic at high levels; usually seen from supplement intake rather than dietary sources; Brazil nuts are a good source

4. plays a key role in the transport of oxygen in the blood stream; deficiency leads to anemia

5. well-known food preservative that can have an impact on fluid balance

6. deficiency is uncommon; found in many food sources; people with kidney failure need to be very careful of their intake of this nutrient

7. cofactor for many enzymes and plays a role in carbohydrate metabolism; fruits and vegetables are an excellent source

8. poorly understood role in the body but known to have some effects, including a potential role in managing blood glucose

9. plays a role in cell signaling and plays a role in catalyzing many reactions; high in animal food sources

10. plays an important role in dental health; can be found in most water supplies

Question 8 (2 points)

All processed foods are high in sodium.

Question 8 options:



Question 9 (2 points)

Fatigue, brittle nails, and a sore tongue are all symptoms of iron deficiency and a condition called anemia.

Question 9 options:



Question 10 (4 points)

What are the natural functions that water promotes within the human body? Select all that apply.

Question 10 options:

A) transportation system

B) lubricant

C) participant in biochemical reactions

D) body temperature regulation

E) dehydration

F) flushed skin

G) increased body temperature

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Question 11 (3 points)

Which of the following vitamins are fat-soluble? Select all that apply.

Question 11 options:

A) vitamin A

B) vitamin B

C) vitamin C

D) vitamin D

E) vitamin E

Question 12 (4 points)

When would you have a greater chance of dehydration? Select all that apply.

Question 12 options:

A) being in a hot climate

B) during strenuous physical activity

C) when you have a fever

D) when you are vomiting or have diarrhea

E) while you are sleeping

Question 13 (2 points)

Which organ maintains the water balance in the body?

Question 13 options:

A) kidneys

B) liver

C) bladder

D) stomach

E) small intestine

Question 14 (2 points)

Children with toxic levels of vitamin D will develop rickets.

Question 14 options:



Question 15 (4 points)

Zinc ____________________. Select all that apply.

Question 15 options:

A) deficiency usually develops because of genetics or an acquired condition

B) plays an important role in maintaining a healthy immune system

C) deficiency in pregnancy can lead to low birth weight infants and premature delivery

D) has a recommended dietary allowance of 2mg/day for adults

E) is an essential trace element

Question 16 (3 points)

Which of the following three micronutrients are crucial during pregnancy and should most be monitored and potentially increased by expecting mothers during pregnancy to reduce the risk of neural-tube and other birth defects in the unborn infant? Select all that apply.

vitamin A calcium folate phosphorus vitamin D

Question 16 options:

A) vitamin A

B) folate

C) cobalamin

D) calcium

E) phosphorus

F) vitamin D

Question 17 (2 points)

The calories consumed must __________ the energy expended to maintain weight and keep energy in balance.

Question 17 options:

A) exceed

B) equal

C) be less than

D) double

Question 18 (2 points)

All adults have the same calorie needs per day.

Question 18 options:



Question 19 (3 points)

What present trends contribute to the obesity epidemic that weren’t an issue or as abundant in the later half of the twentieth century.

Question 19 options:

A) excessive television viewing and screen time

B) reduced activity in the workplace

C) more people walking or biking to work

D) increased food portions

Question 20 (2 points)

The total weight gain of a woman of normal weight during pregnancy is approximately _______.

Question 20 options:

A) 25-35

B) 15-25

C) 11-20

D) none of these choices

Question 21 (2 points)

Honey is a natural sweetener. Therefore, it is not considered an added sugar when used to sweeten foods.

Question 21 options:



Question 22 (4 points)

What are the immediate physical benefits linked to slightly increased activity.

Question 22 options:

A) longer life

B) increased energy

C) strengthen bones

D) increase mental performance

D) mood improvement

F) weight loss

Question 23 (2 points)

American adults should not exceed their sodium intake of this many milligrams a day.

Question 23 options:

A) 2,300

B) 5,400

C) 4,100

D) 700

Question 24 (3 points)

Which of the following options are possible outcomes of low energy intake during high intensity exercise or training? Select all that apply.

Question 24 options:

A) loss of muscle mass

B) increased recovery time between workouts

C) cessation of menstruation

D) increased risk of injury

Question 25 (2 points)

Which of the following daily protein intakes is recommended for endurance and strength training athletes?

Question 25 options:

A) 0.8-1.2 grams/kg body weight

B) 0.5-0.8 grams/kg body weight

C) 1.2-1.7 grams/kg body weight

D) 2.0-2.5 grams/kg body weight

Question 26 (2 points)

Which of the following statements are TRUE about fat intake in an athlete’s diet? Select all that apply.

Question 26 options:

A) High fat diets are recommended.

B) Fat intake should account for 20 percent to 35 percent of total energy intake.

C) Performance is enhanced when fat is kept below 20 percent of energy intake.

D) Fat intake is to be restricted to less than 20 percent of total energy intake to prevent excessive weight gain from fat.

E) Fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids are important in the diets of athletes.

Question 27 (2 points)

Most Americans consume less sodium than the recommended amount.

Question 27 options:



Question 28 (4 points)

Which of the following measures would help reduce sodium intake in the diet? Select all that apply.

Question 28 options:

A) purchase low-sodium labeled foods

B) eat more meals prepared at home

C) consume less prepackaged/highly processed foods

D) bypass eating fresh fruits and vegetables

E) participate in the DASH diet

Question 29 (2 points)

All of the following are guidelines for reducing cancer risk EXCEPT:

Question 29 options:

A) limit intake of charred foods

B) reduce intake of red meat

C) increase intake of saturated fat

D) increase consumption of vegetables

Question 30 (4 points)

Lasting behavioral changes develop when _________. Select all that apply.

Question 30 options:

A) a food diary is created

B) areas in the diet are identified that need improvement

C) items are chosen that motivate and commit the desired change

D) a plan is made

E) dramatic changes are made initially

Question 31 (3 points)

Hydration ________. Select all that apply.

Question 31 options:

A) leads to optimal performance during exercise    

B) reduces the risk of a potentially life-threatening heat injury

C) regulates healthy mental and cognitive performance

D) is only important during exercise

Question 32 (2 points)

What is an example of eating non-sustainably?

Question 32 options:

A) Eating fruits and vegetables that are in-season harvested at their peak of ripeness.

B) Eating organic tomatoes imported from Central America

C) Eating locally sourced beef from a family farm.

D) Eating vegetables sourced from farms that adhere to agricultural and food production practices that do not harm the environment

Question 33 (4 points)

Your local chain grocery store has out of season produce from greenhouses and from international sources. What is the best way to foster sustainable agriculture in your own community? SELECT ALL THAT APPLY

Question 33 options:

A) Support single crop (monoculture) farming

B) Support Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) groups

C) Eat plant-based foods

D) Become aware of food and nutrition policies at the federal, state and local levels.

E) Support growth of vegetables in greenhouses

F) Support local farms

G) Support the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in farming

Question 34 (2 points)

Which statement below is true for the DASH diet?

Question 34 options:

A) DASH dieters sparingly eat whole grains

B) Intake of high-fiber fruits and vegetables and an associated reduction in sodium intake are key elements for the diet.

C) Copious amounts of protein should be consumed for this diet.

D) Fats are more than 15% of the total calories consumed.

E) Reduced amounts of calcium, magnesium and potassium are recommended.

Question 35 (2 points)

Which one of the United States agencies below educates the public about diet and nutrition and implements all federal nutrition programs?

Question 35 options:

A) Agricultural Research Service

B) Food and Drug Administration

C) Centers for Disease Control

D) Department of Agriculture (USDA)

E) Environmental Protection Agency

Question 36 (2 points)

__________ is a preservation method that helps enhance food safety by killing bacteria and parasites.

Question 36 options:

A) Fermenting

B) Irradiation

C) Smoking

D) Curing

E) Canning

Question 37 (2 points)

The name of the deficiency or disease that is associated with a low intake of calcium if osteoporosis.

Question 37 options:



Question 38 (2 points)

The name of the deficiency or disease that is associated with low intake of iodine is rickets.

Question 38 options:



Question 39 (2 points)

Microminerals are also known as

Question 39 options:

A) Elements

B) Trace minerals

C) Vitamins

D) Boron

Question 40 (2 points)

The micronutrient that women should monitor before and during pregnancy to prevent complications to mother and child is folate.

Question 40 options:



Question 41 (1 point)

The nutrients that vegetarian athletes are at risk for low intakes of are iron and calcium.

Question 41 options:



Question 42 (2 points)

Americans should consume less than _______mg of sodium daily.

Question 42 options:

A) 4500

B) 1000

C) 2300

D) 1400

Question 43 (1 point)

The organic metal that pregnant women should avoid consuming is mercury.

Question 43 options:



Question 44 (2 points)

______ can help increase iron absorption when anemic.

Question 44 options:

A) Vitamin K

B) Riboflavin

C) Vitamin C

D) Calcium

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