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The Salt of the Earth

written by: pantera182
 
Everybody knows that a little salt goes a long way. Find out what you have been missing by taking this quiz.

Question 1:


What is the basic chemical compound that table salt is composed of?
Potassium iodide
Sodium chloride
Sodium bicarbonate
Calcium carbonate

Question 2:


What is 'Fleur de sel'?
Natural sea salt
A plant that contains the highest amount of sodium chloride of all plants
A type of salty French biscuits
A species of seaweed that live only in sea water with very high salinity

Question 3:


Which of these chemical compounds is added to table salt as an anti-caking agent?
Calcium carbonate
Tricalcium phosphate
Magnesium carbonate
All of these

Question 4:


Which of these condiments has a high salt content and can pretty much fulfill the need for table salt?
Fish sauce
All of these
Soy sauce
Oyster sauce

Question 5:


What chemical is added to table salt in some European countries to prevent tooth decay?
Sodium nitrate
Potassium carbonate
Sodium fluoride
Calcium sulfate

Question 6:


Potassium iodide, sodium iodide, or sodium iodate are added to table salt in order to prevent iodine deficiency. What health problems does iodine deficiency cause?
Thyroid gland disorders
Cardiovascular problems
Adrenal gland malfunction
Skin and bone disorders

Question 7:


Excessive salt consumption can lead to high blood pressure.
False
True

Question 8:


What is the daily salt intake recommended by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition for the United Kingdom?
4 grams
6 grams
2.5 grams
1 gram

Question 9:


Which of these medical conditions is linked to excessive salt consumption?
All of these
Edema
Osteoporosis
Duodenal ulcers and gastric ulcers

Question 10:


There are two main sources of salt - sea water and rock salt.
True
False

 


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