Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Food (Questions)

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Carbohydrates and proteins are found in food. There are seven food types - a balanced diet contains all seven. Animals, specifically humans, have five different types of taste: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (umami is also referred to as savouriness).

Try this Science quiz about Food.

1. What are proteins used for?
[ ] Cell chemistry
[ ] Energy
[ ] Growth and repair
[ ] Healthy blood
2. What are carbohydrates used for?
[ ] Cell chemistry
[ ] Energy
[ ] Growth and repair
[ ] Healthy blood
3. What are fats used for?
[ ] Cell chemistry
[ ] Growth and repair
[ ] Healthy blood
[ ] Stored energy
4. What are small amounts of vitamins needed for?
[ ] Bones and teeth
[ ] Cell chemistry
[ ] Energy
[ ] Healthy blood
5. Iron, a mineral, is needed for what?
[ ] Bones and teeth
[ ] Cell chemistry
[ ] Energy
[ ] Healthy blood
6. Fiber is needed for what?
[ ] Cell chemistry
[ ] Energy
[ ] Healthy blood
[ ] Preventing constipation
7. Which of the following foods contain little or no protein?
[ ] Beans
[ ] Butter
[ ] Fish
[ ] Meat
8. Which of the following foods contain little or no carbohydrates?
[ ] Bread
[ ] Cucumber
[ ] Pasta
[ ] Potatoes
9. Which of the following foods contain little or no fiber?
[ ] Apples
[ ] Carrots
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Peas
10. Which of the following contains most calcium?
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Green vegetables
[ ] Meat
[ ] Oranges
Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Food (Answers)
1. What are proteins used for?
[ ] Cell chemistry
[ ] Energy
[x] Growth and repair
[ ] Healthy blood
Proteins are long chains of different amino acids
2. What are carbohydrates used for?
[ ] Cell chemistry
[x] Energy
[ ] Growth and repair
[ ] Healthy blood
Provide energy through respiration
3. What are fats used for?
[ ] Cell chemistry
[ ] Growth and repair
[ ] Healthy blood
[x] Stored energy
As well as stored energy, they provide insulation
4. What are small amounts of vitamins needed for?
[ ] Bones and teeth
[x] Cell chemistry
[ ] Energy
[ ] Healthy blood
5. Iron, a mineral, is needed for what?
[ ] Bones and teeth
[ ] Cell chemistry
[ ] Energy
[x] Healthy blood
Calcium, also a mineral, is needed for bones and teeth
6. Fiber is needed for what?
[ ] Cell chemistry
[ ] Energy
[ ] Healthy blood
[x] Preventing constipation
It also helps prevent bowel cancer
7. Which of the following foods contain little or no protein?
[ ] Beans
[x] Butter
[ ] Fish
[ ] Meat
Butter contains mainly fat
8. Which of the following foods contain little or no carbohydrates?
[ ] Bread
[x] Cucumber
[ ] Pasta
[ ] Potatoes
9. Which of the following foods contain little or no fiber?
[ ] Apples
[ ] Carrots
[x] Cheese
[ ] Peas
Fresh fruit and vegetables contain vitamins and fiber
10. Which of the following contains most calcium?
[x] Cheese
[ ] Green vegetables
[ ] Meat
[ ] Oranges