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  Multiple Choice Questions

Chapter 5 – Energy Balance and Body Composition

In each of the multiple choice questions ONE of the answers is CORRECT.

Q1. What is Anthropometry?

Choice 1 Measurement of Forces generated by the body
Choice 2 Measurement of the fitness and abiltiy of an individual
Choice 3 Measurement of physical characteristics and simple body compositions
Choice 4 Measurement of genetic characteristics

Q2. What technique allows body fat estimation?
Choice 1 Skinfold thickness measurement
Choice 2 Girth measurements
Choice 2 Body mass

Choice 2 Stoichiometry


Q3. What is hydrostatic weighing used to calculate?

Choice 1 Body density
Choice 2 Body mass
Choice 2 Body fat percentage

Choice 2 Body flexibility



Q4. What is the si unit of energy?
Choice 1 Gram

Choice 2 Newton
Choice 2 Joule

Choice 2 Watt



Q5. What is energy balance equal to?
Choice 1 Energy expended - Energy intake
Choice 2 Energy intake - Energy expended
Choice 3 Energy intake + Energy expended
Choice 3 Energy expended / Energy intake


Q6. What does the bomb calorimeter measure?
Choice 1 Total power provided by food

Choice 2 Total energy intake
Choice 3 Total oxygen released by food
Choice 4 Total energy provided by food

Q7. What energy source are we dependant on at low exercise intensities?
Choice 1 Fat

Choice 2 Carbohydrate
Choice 3 Protein
Choice 4 Amino Acids

Q8. What is not one of the three major components of total energy expenditure?
Choice 1 Basal metabolic rate

Choice 2 Thermic effect of food
Choice 3 Physical activity
Choice 4 Gender

Q9. How much energy expenditure corresponds to one litre of oxygen consumed?

Choice 1 10 Kj
Choice 2 20 Kj
Choice 2 30 Kj

Choice 2 40 Kj


Q10. What is the respiratory quotient equal to?
Choice 1 CO2 production / O2 consumption

Choice 2 O2 production / CO2 consumption
Choice 3 O2 consumption / CO2 production
Choice 4 CO2 consumption / O2 production

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