Title: Physical Activity & Health: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition
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These Practice Quizzes test your knowledge of the important concepts in each chapter and provide an explanation for each answer.

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:  Nutrition plays a major role in our overall health.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

2:  Nutrients provide energy, regulate body processes, and nourish tissues.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

3:  The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide general recommendations that focus attention on the association between diet and chronic diseases.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

4:  The MyPyramid food guidance system provides a wealth of information for you to apply in developing a nutritious diet and a physically active lifestyle.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

5:  Food can be divided into six classes.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

6:  Nutrients
A: provide energy
B: help regulate body processes.
C: build and repair tissues.
D: all of the above

7:  Which of the following is considered a macronutrient?
A: protein
B: fat
C: carbohydrate
D: all of the above

8:  The amount of energy in one gram of protein is
A: 0
B: 4
C: 7
D: 9

9:  The amount of energy in one gram of fat is
A: 0
B: 4
C: 7
D: 9

10:  The amount of energy in one gram of dietary fiber is
A: 0
B: 4
C: 7
D: 9

11:  Complex carbohydrates are known as polysaccharides.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

12:  Essential fatty acids include
A: omega-3
B: omega-6
C: trans fat
D: A & B

13:  Triglycerides provide
A: energy storage
B: insulation
C: satiety to the diet
D: all of the above

14:  Saturated fats are considered "unhealthy" fats because they have a major effect on raising blood cholesterol levels.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

15:  Which of the following has a high nutrient-calorie benefit ratio?
A: Soybeans
B: Candy
C: Cake
D: Cookies

16:  Dietary reference intakes include
A: Estimated Average Requirement
B: Recommended Dietary Allowance
C: Adequate Intake
D: all of the above

17:  The MyPyramid Food Guidance System includes how many categories/divisions in its symbol?
A: 5
B: 6
C: 7
D: 8

18:  MyPyramid is based on
A: Dietary Guidelines
B: Dietary Reference Intakes
C: FDA recommendations
D: A & B

19:  Which of the following contain healthy oils?
A: Fish
B: Nuts
C: Seeds
D: all of the above

20:  The main message in the vegetable group of MyPyramid is
A: Eat the recommended amounts of vegetables daily
B: Choose a variety of vegetables throughout the week.
C: A & B

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