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Biology: Nutrition - Carbohydrates Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If you go for an extended period of time without eating, your body begins to release fatty acids for energy. However, your brain still needs glucose and begins to break down protein to be converted to glucose. This process of forming glucose from a source other than carbohydrates is called _____.

Question 2 2. Sergio needs to consume 2,600 calories per day to maintain his current weight. How many of these calories should come from carbohydrates?

Question 3 3. Lactose is composed of a glucose molecule and a galactose molecule, therefore, lactose is classified as a _____.

Question 4 4. What is most likely the result of carbohydrate deficiency?

Question 5 5. After eating a big meal, the carbohydrates are broken down into glucose and passed into your bloodstream. Your pancreas tells the body to move the excess glucose out of the blood and into the cells. Some of the sugar is used for immediate energy. The rest is converted to glycogen. Which of the following best describes glycogen?

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Question 6 6. The type of fiber that forms a gel when ingested is known as _____.

Question 7 7. If it has been several hours since your last meal and your blood glucose level drops, which hormone does the pancreas secrete to move sugar into the blood?

Question 8 8. All of the following are sources of simple carbohydrates, EXCEPT _____.

Question 9 9. Ketones will most likely be present when?

Question 10 10. What term describes a part of plant foods that helps foods pass through the digestive tract, though it cannot be digested?

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Question 11 11. Linking which two monosaccharides together will create sucrose?

Question 12 12. Carlos just finished an exhausting workout. Which of the following carbohydrates can be readily used by his body as a source of fuel?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT a disaccharide?

Question 14 14. Glucose is a simple sugar that is used as energy by your body and brain. Which hormone would be called into action if there was too much glucose in the blood?

Question 15 15. When a lactose intolerant person consumes dairy products he or she may experience all of the following symptoms, EXCEPT _____.

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Question 16 16. Total fiber is a combination of _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following is a function of carbohydrates?

Question 18 18. Melissa has made a resolution to eat cleanly. She understands the importance of getting enough fiber in her diet and is determined to get what she needs from the foods she eats. Melissa does not want to take supplements. A nutritionist has suggested that Melissa up her intake of grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes. If Melissa is successful, she will rely solely on _____ to meet her daily fiber needs.

Question 19 19. All of the following statements are true, EXCEPT _____.

Question 20 20. Soluble fiber _____ while insoluble fiber _____.

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Question 21 21. When carbohydrate intake is low, which of the following is most likely to result?

Question 22 22. Which set of functional groups is always found in sugars?

Question 23 23. To meet the RDA for carbohydrates how many grams would you need to consume per day?

Question 24 24. Fiber helps to reduce the risk of all of the following EXCEPT _____.

Question 25 25. What type of reaction causes the formation of sugar molecules larger than monosaccharides?

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Question 26 26. Which organ(s) regulate blood sugar levels by secreting insulin and glucagon?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements correctly explains why lactose intolerance occurs?

Question 28 28. Which is true of ketosis?

Question 29 29. Which of the following would NOT be a good source of complex carbohydrates?

Question 30 30. Which disaccharide will be created when two glucose molecules are combined?

Biology: Nutrition - Carbohydrates Chapter Exam Instructions

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