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Sweet, Sweet Sugar

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Sweeten your life with this quiz on sugar -- the crystallizable material we all love!

Question 1:


Sugar, a naturally occurring nutrient that makes food taste sweet, is classified in chemistry as what?
Nucleic acid
Lipid
Protein
Carbohydrate

Question 2:


Before reaching consumers, table sugar undergoes special processing, which includes extraction, purifying, and crystallising. The raw material for sugar is obtained from two basic plant sources, one of which is sugar cane, and the other one is sugar what?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


Making sugar by evaporating cane juice was developed in about 500 BC, in what country?
China
Egypt
India
Greece

Question 4:


Nowadays, sugar is used in science and manufacturing as what?
Sweetener
Preservative
Bulking agent
All of these

Question 5:


Brown sugar, a type of unrefined or partially refined soft sugar, generally has a lower caloric value than white sugar.
False
True

Question 6:


Scientists have proved that one of the health dangers, which ingesting sugar on a habitual basis involves, is the suppression of the activity of which system of the human body?
Immune system
Reproductive system
Sensory system
Cardiovascular system

Question 7:


Lactose is a type of sugar consisting of two subunits (galactose and glucose), found primarily in what food?
Honey
Vegetables
Fruits
Milk

Question 8:


Overconsumption of sugar causes hyperactivity in children, manifested by increased movement, impulsiveness, distractibility, and mood swings.
False
True

Question 9:


Sugar is important for the proper function of which of these bodily systems?
Nervous system
Digestive system
Endocrine system
Cardiovascular system

Question 10:


Apart from its culinary properties, sugar has many uses in science and manufacturing. It is used for all of the following, except one.
To harden asphalt.
To tan leather, printer inks and dyes.
To increase ice cream's freezing point
To help grow penicillin.

 


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