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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?
Sodium chloride
Potassium iodide
Calcium carbonate
Sodium bicarbonate

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 5:


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

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?
Skin and bone disorders
Adrenal gland malfunction
Thyroid gland disorders
Cardiovascular problems

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?
1 gram
6 grams
4 grams
2.5 grams

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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