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Our 53rd Year

Enzymes – Test Yourself By FACT

How much do you know about them? Test yourself and find out. A score of 1517 is excellent; 12-14 is good; 9-11 is fair; 8 or below means you need to study more!

Do you know that vitamins and minerals are not metabolized without enzymatic function? If a vitamin deficiency occurs, instead of taking more supplements, first see that there is adequate enzyme activity.

These wonderful microscopic elements are the catalysts to break down our food components to make them available for energy, cell production and cell repair.

  1. Without enzymes, we could not breathe, digest food or move the various parts of our bodies:
    a) True; b) False.
  2. About how many different kinds of enzymes are in the human body?
    a) 24; b) 58; c) 1,000; d) 4,000.
  3. Most of the names of enzymes can be identified by words ending in:
    a) ose; b) ase; c) gos; d) mas.
  4. Enzymes are a class of:
    a) Fats; b) Carbohydrates; c) Vitamins; d) Proteins.
  5. The heat used in cooling destroys all enzymes:
    a) True; b) False.
  6. Saliva and pancreatic juice do not contain any enzymes:
    a) True; b) False.
  7. Trypsin and chymotrypsin, which are proteases, are necessary for breaking down:
    a) Carbohydrates; b) Fats; c) Protein; d) Starch.
  8. Lactase, which is found in the intestines, digests the sugar in:
    a) Apples; b) Catsup; c) Milk; d) Meat.
  9. Lipase, secreted by the pancreas, moves to the small intestine to break down:
    a) Minerals; b) Fats; c) White blood cells; d) Sugars.
  10. Enzymes are so small they cannot be seen by the most powerful light microscope:
    a) True; b) False.
  11. Phenylketonuria, a congenital disorder, develops when an infant is unable to metabolize:
    a) Vitamin K; b) Fructose; c) Phenylalanine; d) Peanuts.
  12. Although enzymes are generally attached to proteins, others are often attached to:
    a) Trace minerals; b) Lipoproteins; c) Complex carbohydrates; d) Macrophages.
  13. Physicians use enzyme-containing medicines to:
    a) Clean wounds; b) Dissolve blood clots; c) Check allergic reactions; d) Diagnose certain diseases; e) All of the above.
  14. Fresh fruits and vegetables are not suitable sources of useful enzymes:
    a) True; b) False.
  15. Digestive enzymes consist of stomach acids and:
    a) Pepsin; b) Amylase; c) Bile; d) Trypsin; ‘e) All of the above.
  16. Many coenzymes react with:
    a) Blood plasma; b) Hair follicles; c) Vitamins; d) Prescription drugs.
  17. Digestive enzymes might help how many Americans who have digestive complaints?
    a) 20 million; b) 150,000; c) 2,500; d) 3 million.
  1. a) True
  2. c) 1,000
  3. b) as in lactase
  4. d) Proteins
  5. a) True
  6. b) False
  7. c) Proteins
  8. c) Milk
  9. b) False
  10. a) True
  11. c) Phenylalanine
  12. a) Trace minerals
  13. e) All of the above
  14. b) False
  15. e) All of the above
  16. c) Vitamins
  17. a) 20 million