Trace Minerals sample questions

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  1. List the trace elements
    • iron
    • zinc
    • copper
    • manganese
    • selenium
    • iodine
    • chromium
    • fluoride
    • molybdenum
  2. Which is a characteristic of the trace minerals?
    A. a common deficiency symptom is dermatitis
    B. deficiencies are m ore severe in adults than in children
    C. amounts in the human body exceed 100g
    D. amounts in foods reflect amounts in soil
    D. amounts in foods reflect amounts in soil
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. Which protein binds iron in blood and distributes it to tissues?
    A. albumin
    B. hemosiderin
    C. metallothionein
    D. transferrin
    D. transferrin
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Which food provides the most highly bioavailable iron?
    a. rice
    b. spinach
    c. hamburger
    d. orange juice
    • c. hamburger
    • (most highly bioavailable iron is found in animal meat)
  5. Which is a principle storage site for iron?
    a. brain
    b. kidney
    c. liver
    d. muscle
    • c. liver
    • (explorers died of overdose from eating polar bear liver)
  6. What represents the first stage of iron deficiency?
    iron stores decline
  7. Which typifies hereditary hemochromatosis?
    A. goiter
    B. acrodermatitis
    C. depigmentation
    D. liver damage
    D. liver damage
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Which is a feature of zinc in nutrition?
    A. excretion is via the urine
    B. there is no UL for zinc
    C. ferritin binds intracellular zinc
    D. beef is high in zinc
    D. beef is high in zinc
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. Which condition is associated with zinc deficiency?
    A. high blood glucose
    B. impaired immune response
    C. anemia
    D. cretinism
    B. impaired immune response
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. What mineral is critical for the synthesis of thyrozine?
    iodine
  11. Which raw food increases risk of iodine deficiency if consumed in large amounts?
    cassava
  12. Which nutrient has functions similar to vitamin E?
    selenium
  13. Keshan disease results from a deficiency of which mineral?
    selenium
  14. Menke's and Wilson's diseases relate to abnormal utilization of which nutrient?
    copper
  15. Which is a feature of fluoride in nutrition?
    A. stimulates new bone formation
    B. no known toxicity symptoms
    C. poorly absorbed
    D. deficiency causes fluorosis
    B. no known toxicity symptoms
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. Which is characteristic of molybdenum?
    A. functions as an enzyme cofactor
    B. enhances insulin activity
    C. damages red blood cells when consumed in excess
    D. deficiency cause anemia
    A. functions as an enzyme cofactor
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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