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Unformatted text preview: Trace Minerals‐ Sample Test Questions 1) Which of the following is a characteristic of the trace minerals? a. A deficiency sign common to many trace minerals is dermatitis b. The amounts in foods are dependent, in part, on soil composition c. Deficiencies are more difficult to recognize in children than in adults d. The amount of all trace minerals in the average person totals approximately 100 grams 2) Which of the following is a protein that carries iron through the circulation to the tissues? a. Albumin b. Transferrin c. Hemosiderin d. Metallothionein 3) Which of the following foods provides iron in the most absorbable form? a. Rice b. Spinach c. Hamburger d. Orange juice 4) All of the following are chief storage sites for surplus iron except the a. liver. b. spleen. c. muscle. d. bone marrow. 5) Which of the following represents the order of the stages of iron deficiency? a. Iron stores decline ‐ iron transport diminishes ‐ hemoglobin synthesis falls b. Hemoglobin synthesis falls ‐ iron transport diminishes ‐ iron stores decline c. Iron transport diminishes ‐ hemoglobin synthesis falls ‐ iron stores decline d. Iron transport diminishes ‐ iron stores decline ‐ hemoglobin synthesis falls 6) Which of the following is a feature of the disorder hereditary hemochromatosis? a. It is characterized by acrodermatitis b. It is found primarily in women of child‐bearing age c. It is associated with defects of copper and zinc absorption d. It is the most common genetic disorder in the United States 7) Which of the following is a feature of zinc in nutrition? a. Pancreatic enzymes are rich in zinc b. The body’s primary excretory route is urine c. Good food sources are whole‐grain products d. Toxicity symptoms include constipation and low body temperature Trace Minerals‐ Sample Test Questions 2 8) Conditions associated with zinc deficiency include all of the following except a. altered taste. b. kidney failure. c. abnormal night vision. d. poor healing of wounds. 9) What mineral is critical to the synthesis of thyroxine? a. Iron b. Copper c. Iodine d. Magnesium 10) What is the response of the thyroid gland to an iodine deficiency? a. Increase in its size to trap more iodine b. Increase in its size to trap more thyroxine c. Increased release of thyroid‐stimulating hormone d. Decreased release of thyroid‐stimulating hormone 11) Which of the following nutrients has functions similar to those of vitamin E? a. Iron b. Selenium c. Chromium d. Molybdenum 12) Keshan disease results from a deficiency of a. copper. b. selenium. c. manganese. d. molybdenum. 13) The rare genetic disorders Menkes disease and Wilson’s disease result from abnormal utilization of a. iron. b. zinc. c. copper. d. manganese. 14) Which of the following is a feature of fluoride in nutrition? a. Most bottled waters are fluoridated b. A severe deficiency is known as fluorosis c. Fluorapatite refers to an increase in the desire to eat fluoride‐rich foods d. A deficiency contributes to the most widespread health problem in the United States 15) Which of the following is a characteristic of the mineral molybdenum? a. Enhances the activity of insulin b. Deficiency symptoms in people are unknown c. Unusually poor food sources are legumes and cereal grains d. Toxicity symptoms in human beings include damage to red blood cells Trace Minerals‐ Sample Test Questions ...
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