Classification of Carbohydrates Quiz

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What are the three main types of dietary carbohydrates?

Monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides

What is the chemical formula (shorthand) for the three most important monosaccharides in nutrition?

C6H12O6

Which term is used to describe single sugars?

Monosaccharides

What is the ratio of carbon molecules to water in most carbohydrates?

1:1

What term refers to pairs of monosaccharides?

Disaccharides

What are sometimes referred to as complex carbohydrates?

Polysaccharides

What serves as an essential energy source for all the body’s activities?

Glucose

Which disaccharide is the sweetest because it contains fructose?

Sucrose

Which sugar is primarily responsible for honey’s sweetness?

Fructose

What is an important storage form of energy in the body, found in meats to a limited extent?

Glycogen

Which monosaccharide hardly tastes sweet at all?

Galactose

Which sugar is produced whenever starch breaks down?

Maltose

Which disaccharide consists of two glucose units and is produced during the fermentation process that yields alcohol?

Maltose

What is made of many glucose molecules linked together in highly branched chains and is an important storage form of energy in the body?

Glycogen

Which disaccharide accounts for the natural sweetness of fruits, vegetables, and grains?

Sucrose

What contributes half of the energy provided by fat-free milk?

Lactose

Test your knowledge of the principles of nutrition with a quiz on the classification of carbohydrates (CHO), as per the course at Al Balqa Applied University's Faculty of Agriculture and Technology. Explore the chemist's viewpoint and composition of carbohydrates in this quiz.

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