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Health Science Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Carbohydrates are your body's first choice of immediate energy because they are easily converted to energy. Some of the foods that your body obtains carbohydrates from are:

Question 2 2. Which of the following nutrients is considered your body's last choice for energy because it is needed for other functions such as growth, development and repair of tissues?

Question 3 3. If your lunch meal had 14 grams of fat, how many Calories of your meal came from fat?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a nutrient, but provides the body with empty calories?

Question 5 5. If the word calorie is spelled with a capital C, then it indicates that it is _____.

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Question 6 6. What is the difference between information found on a food label and DRIs?

Question 7 7. The nutritional needs of 97-98% of the population are described by what?

Question 8 8. If you were trying to calculate your individual DRI, which of the following would be most useful?

Question 9 9. A college student has recently begun cooking for herself and researching for information on how to prepare healthy meals that complete her nutrient needs. Why is the dietary reference intake a good source for her to consult?

Question 10 10. Why should a person not eat more of a nutrient than recommended in the tolerable upper limit?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT one of the six classes of nutrients?

Question 12 12. Which of the following classes of nutrients are categorized as micronutrients?

Question 13 13. How is water different from other nutrients?

Question 14 14. Why does your body need lipids?

Question 15 15. Why are macronutrients special?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following are ways to prevent unintended pregnancies?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is a strategy to manage mental health problems?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a way to prevent transmission of STDs?

Question 19 19. Which of the following are ways to prevent alcohol abuse?

Question 20 20. What are the effects of contracting HIV?

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Question 21 21. Where did the Ebola epidemic of 2014 start?

Question 22 22. Where did the 1793 yellow fever epidemic take place?

Question 23 23. Where did the 2003 SARS epidemic take place?

Question 24 24. A(n) _____ is when a disease is widespread to the point where it affects a disproportionately large number of people in a given area or a population at the same time.

Question 25 25. The yellow fever epidemic claimed approximately how many lives?

Health Science Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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