How Much Do You Know About Calories?

Calories often help to guide us on food based decisions, but how much do you really know about this scientific unit? Take these 12 questions and put your caloric knowledge to the test!
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What is a calorie a unit of?
Time
Energy
Distance
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What do researchers use to measure calories?
A barometer
A bomb thermometer
A bomb calorimeter
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How many components of food provide calories?
3
2
5
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Which component of food provides the most calories?
Protein
Carbohydrates
Fat
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What is a calorie with few nutrients known as?
A zero calorie
An empty calorie
A void calorie
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Are excess calories stored as kinetic or potential energy?
Kinetic
Potential
Neither
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True or false: A larger body needs more calories than a smaller body for basic functions and to move about.
True
False
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How many calories does a person need to burn/cut in order to lose one pound?
1200
2400
3500
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How many calories does the average person need to consume per day to maintain their body weight?
1500
2000
2200
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True or false: Foods that take more effort to chew such as fruits and veggies can increase your calorie burn.
True
False
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When did the word calorie first come into use?
The early 1900s
The late 1800s
The late 1600s
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Question 12/12

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True or false: According to several studies, eating a high calorie diet when pregnant is linked to giving birth to girls.
True
False
Result
According to our results, you are calorie clever! While you may not be the world's foremost expert on all things calorie related, you still demonstrated a strong understanding of what calories are and how they work. We think that's something worth celebrating!

C+, Calorie Clever

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According to our results, you are calorie competent! While you won't likely be publishing any scientific journals on calories in the near future, you're certainly bright when it comes to calories and their purpose. Give yourself a pat on the back for being such a dietary whiz!

B+, Calorie Competent

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According to our results, you are a calorie aficionado! While others may struggle to understand calories and their function in the body, you've got a strong a foundation on all things calorie related. In our eyes, you know way more than the average Joe! Well done!

A+, Calorie Aficionado

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1
What is a calorie a unit of?
Time
Energy
Distance
2
What do researchers use to measure calories?
A barometer
A bomb thermometer
A bomb calorimeter
3
How many components of food provide calories?
3
2
5
4
Which component of food provides the most calories?
Protein
Carbohydrates
Fat
5
What is a calorie with few nutrients known as?
A zero calorie
An empty calorie
A void calorie
6
Are excess calories stored as kinetic or potential energy?
Kinetic
Potential
Neither
7
True or false: A larger body needs more calories than a smaller body for basic functions and to move about.
True
False
8
How many calories does a person need to burn/cut in order to lose one pound?
1200
2400
3500
9
How many calories does the average person need to consume per day to maintain their body weight?
1500
2000
2200
10
True or false: Foods that take more effort to chew such as fruits and veggies can increase your calorie burn.
True
False
11
When did the word calorie first come into use?
The early 1900s
The late 1800s
The late 1600s
12
True or false: According to several studies, eating a high calorie diet when pregnant is linked to giving birth to girls.
True
False