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Food Quiz

Food labels are changing in look and content due to
federal regulations
intended for consumer protection.
Knowledge of such terms
as the ones listed below
can help you shop and eat smarter.
Take this test
to determine if your vocabulary needs enrich

1. organic (adj.) - A: natural. B: synthetic. C: careful.
D: toxic.

2. nutrient (n.) - A: calorie. B: medicine. C: nourishing
food. D: mixture.

3. tofu (n.) - A: oriental spice. B: flavoring. C: soybean
product. D: cooking procedure.

4. cholesterol (n.) - A: poison. B: fat. C: muscle strength.
D: nerves.

5. vitamin (n.) - A: essential substance. B: mineral.
C: digestive aid. D: pep pill.

6. megadose (n.) - amount or portion that is A: dispensed
intermittently. B: large. C: given once. D: generally pre-

7. carbohydrate (n.) - a compound A: produced by plants.
B: made artificially. C: high in protein. D: without water.

8. beta-carotene (n.) - source of A: vitamin A. B: chloro-
phyll. C: calcium. D: sugar.

9. ascorbic acid (n.) - A: thiamine. B: bioflavonoid.
C: vitamin B-6. D: vitamin C.

10. metabolism (n.) A: bacterial growth. B: antibody produc-
tion. C: homogenization. D: conversion of food into energy.

11. monosodium glutamate (n.) - A: smart drug. B: preser-
vative. C: flavor intensifier. D: emulsifier.

12. RDA (n.) - acronym for A: Rich Dessert Assessment.
B: Related Digestive Abnormality. C: Regional Desalination
Allocation. D: Recommended Dietary Allowance.

13. plaque (n.) - A: swelling. B: weak spot. C: puncture.
D: deposit of fat.

14. serotonin (n.) - A: cholesterol-reducing substance.
B: chemical. C: artificial sweetener. D: herbal tea.

15. gustatory (adj.) - pertaining to A: taste. B: over-
eating. C: sourness. D: spicy food.

16. amino acids (n.) - A: food preservatives. B: pesticides.
C: protein "building blocks." D: cleansing solutions.

17. fructose (n.) - A: coloring. B: fruit sugar. C: liquid
diet. D: soybean milk.

18. gastronomic (adj.) - having to do with A: stomach acid.
B: a medical procedure. C: eating well. D: inexpensive food.

19. polyunsaturated (adj.) - with fat content that is
A: high. B: medium. C: nonexistent. D: low.

20. sodium chloride (n.) - A: table salt. B: bubbly drink.
C: baking soda. D: antacid.

Answers in "comments"

The Food Answers are...

1. organic - A: Natural; as, Organic farming doesn't rely
on pesticides or artificial fertilizers. Greek organikos
(bodily organ).

2. nutrient - C: Nourishing food that sustains plants and
animals; as, Broccoli is nutrient-packed. Latin nutrire (to

3. tofu - C: Soybean product (bean curd) that is a good, no-
cholesterol source of protein; as, Tofu resembles a soft,
white, cheeselike food.

4. cholesterol - B: Fat-related substance necessary for
health; as, Too much cholesterol is associated with heart

5. vitamin - A: Organic substance found in many foods and
essential for normal functioning of the body; as, vitamin
B-6 from meats, whole grains, nuts and the like. Coined by
Polish biochemist Casimir Funk in 1911.

6. megadose - B: Large dose of a drug, medicine, or vitamin;
as, Any megadose should be taken only under a physician's
supervision. Greek megas (great) and English dose.

7. carbohydrate - A: A plant-produced compound - such as
sugars (honey or cane), starches (rice, corn, wheat or
potatoes) and celluloses (skins of fruits, vegetables).

8. beta-carotene - A: Substance found in carrots, squash,
tomatoes, broccoli and the like, from which the body pro-
duces vitamin A.

9. ascorbic acid - D: Vitamin C, found in citrus fruits and
various vegetables. Greek a- (not) and Medieval Latin
scorbutus (scurvy).

10. metabolism - D: Process by which the body converts food
into energy. Greek metabole (change).

11. monosodium glutamate - C: Flavor intensifier, known also
as MSG. In some people, it causes an allergic reaction.

12. RDA - D: Recommended Dietary Allowance; as, The RDA of
vitamin C for adults 25 and over is 60 milligrams.

13. plaque - D: Deposit of artery-clogging fat, primarily
from excess cholesterol in the blood. Middle Dutch placken
(to patch).

14. serotonin - B: Chemical found in the brain and blood
that acts as a natural tranquilizer. It is stimulated by
eating carbohydrates.

15. gustatory - A: Pertaining to taste; as, The lasagna
proved a gustatory delight. Latin gustare (to taste).

16. amino acids - C: Twenty or so organic compounds that are
the "building blocks" of protein.

17. fructose - B: Sugar that occurs naturally in fruit; as,
Like sucrose (table sugar), fructose supplies empty calories
along with sweetening. Latin fructus (fruit).

18. gastronomic - C: Having to do with eating well; as,
cuisine planned with gastronomic care.

19. polyunsaturated - D: Describing fats or oils low in
saturated fat and not primarily associated with cholesterol

20. sodium chloride - A: Table salt; as, Doctors may
restrict sodium chloride intake in heart-disease patients.
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The term, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an
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The two lines that connect your top lip to the bottom of
your nose are known as the philtrum.

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The word gargoyle comes down from the Old French: gargouille,
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The word 'news' did not come about because it was the plural
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gathered from all different directions.

The word quisling comes from the name of Major Vidkun Quis-
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The ZIP in Zip-code stands for "Zoning Improvement Plan."

Theodore Roosevelt was the only U.S. president to deliver an
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There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today.
However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than
1,000 speakers. The most widely spoken language in the world
is Mandarin Chinese. There are 885,000,000 people in China
that speak that language.

Victor Hugo's Les Miserables contains one of the longest
sentences in the French language - 823 words without a


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The kids call it a "chick flick" - one of those "sensitive"
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Princess Diaries and it was a pretty big hit, big enough to produce a
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is the King.

In Genesis 29, beginning with verse 21, God tells a story of a
who looked for love and worth in the wrong place and who ultimately
discovered the true source of her worth. In this word for today from the
Word of God, we find that Jacob had worked seven years for Laban, the
of Rachel, the woman of his dreams. Laban deceived Jacob and he ended up
married to Rachel's sister, Leah. The Middle East customs of that day
allowed Jacob to marry a second wife, so he married Rachel, but only
being forced to work seven more years. You have Rachel, the loved wife,
and Leah, the unloved wife.

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opened her womb, but Rachel was barren" (verse 31). Leah had a son and
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love me now." Wrong. Nothing changed. Again, Leah got pregnant two more
times and gave Jacob two more sons. She said, "At last my husband will
become attached to me because I have borne him three sons.'" Wrong again.
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needed. That's a feeling many women understand. Maybe you. Finally, the
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said, 'This time I will praise the Lord.' She named her son Judah." Which
probably meant "praise."

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But these are written so that you may
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the
Son of God, and that by believing in
Him you will have life. Jn 20:31

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call on Him while He is near. Let the
wicked forsake his way and the evil
man his thoughts. Let him turn to the
Lord, and He will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for He will freely
pardon. "For My thoughts are not
your thoughts, neither are your ways
My ways," declares the Lord. "As the
heavens are higher than the earth, so
are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down
from heaven, and do not return to it
without watering the earth and making
it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed
for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is My word that goes out from My
mouth: It will not return to Me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and
achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth
in peace; the mountains and hills will
burst into song before you, and all the
trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the
pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle
will grow. This will be for the Lord's
renown, for an everlasting sign, which
will not be destroyed." Is 55

O Lord, you have searched me and you
know me. You know when I sit and when
I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying
down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know
it completely, O Lord. You hem me in -
behind and before; you have laid your
hand upon me. Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where
can I flee from your presence? If I go up
to the heavens, you are there; if I make
my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide
me and the light become night around
me," even the darkness will not be dark
to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you. For you
created my inmost being; you knit me
together in my mother's womb. I praise
you because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; your works are wonderful, I know
that full well. My frame was not hidden
from you when I was made in the secret
place. When I was woven together in the
depths of the earth, your eyes saw my
unformed body. All the days ordained
for me were written in your book before
one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts,
O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would
outnumber the grains of sand. When
I awake, I am still with you. Search me,
O God, and know my heart; test me
and know my anxious thoughts. See
if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Ps 139

But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up,
that I may show My power in you, and that My
Name may be declared in all the earth. Ex 9:16

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
- - Isaac Watts

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