Registered Dietitian Practice Test

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Question 1
RD Practice Question | Calculate the total revenue given the following data: Cafe sales: $255,000. Patient days in the given month: 9,000.  Patient day rate: $45.00/ppd.
A
750000
B
575000
C
598000
D
660000
Question 1 Explanation: 
9000*$45 = 405000 (money made from the hospital beds) + 255000 = 660000
Question 2
RD Practice Question | Margarine is produced by the process of:
A
emulsifying
B
Hydrogenation
C
Chlorination
D
Dehydrogenation
Question 2 Explanation: 
Hydrogenenation is defined as the process of hydrogen into a structure. Margarine is formed by hydrogenating liquid vegetable oil to form a solid fat.
Question 3
RD Practice Question | Which of the following food assistance programs provides supplemental food, nutrition education, referrals, and access to healthcare for pregnant women?
A
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
B
The emergency Food Assistance Program (TeFAP)
C
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
D
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Question 3 Explanation: 
CACFP - food assistance programs provides cash reimbursements and commodity foods for meals served in child and adult day care centers: TeFAP - food assistance programs provides commodity foods to low-income persons including: elderly people, food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens: SNAP - ood assistance programs provides coupons and electronic benefit transfer (eBT) cards to purchase eligible foods for a nutritionally adequate diet at authorized food stores: NLSP - food assistance programs provides nutritious low-cost lunches at full or reduced prices to children in schools: WIC - food assistance programs provides supplemental food, nutrition education, referrals, and access to healthcare for pregnant women
Question 4
RD Practice Question | When using a three-compartment sink, what temperature should each sink be kept (1, 2, 3)?
A
100, 120, 140 degrees F
B
80, 100, 140 degrees F
C
110, 140, 170 degrees F
D
150, 170, 190 degrees F
Question 4 Explanation: 
A three-compartment sink is used to wash, rinse, and sanitize dishes. All dishes should then be air dried.
Question 5
RD Practice Question | The statement 'Approximately 15 students at the university were diagnosed with bulimia nervosa during 2011' is a statement of:
A
Mortality
B
Prevalence
C
Incidence
D
Morbidity
Question 5 Explanation: 
Incidence - new cases of disease that develop in a given time period. Prevalence - number of existing cases in a given time period. Morbidity - refers to an incidence of ill health in a population. Mortality refers to the number of deaths from a certain condition
Question 6
RD Practice Question | Cracked lips is a symptom of deficiency for which nutrient?
A
B vitamins
B
Vitamin C
C
Magnesium
D
Fat soluble vitamins
Question 6 Explanation: 
A B vitamin deficiency may result in cracked lips, as well as fatigue, weakness, pale skin, ringing in the ears, loss of appetite, and altered sense of taste.
Question 7
RD Practice Question | Which of the following nutrients adds or removes carbon dioxide from compounds during energy metabolism?
A
Thiamin
B
Pantothenic acid
C
Biotin
D
Niacin
Question 7 Explanation: 
For this reason, biotin plays an essential role in the Krebs cycle, which is used to generate energy from protein, lipids, and carbohydrates.
Question 8
RD Practice Question | Easily pluckable hair is a symptom of deficiency of which nutrient?
A
Protein
B
Calcium
C
Omega-3 fatty acids
D
Fat
Question 8 Explanation: 
A protein deficiency will result in many symptoms related to one's hair, including easily pluckable hair, very fine and silky hair, or decreased pigmentation in hair.
Question 9
RD Practice Question | Indications for peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN) include all of the following except:
A
Aggressive nutritional support is needed for less than five days
B
Central venous access is feasible
C
A large volume (3L) with low osmolality and high fat is tolerated
D
Supplementation of enteral intake is the goal
Question 9 Explanation: 
With PPN, nutritient solutions enter in peripheral veins. However, these veins cannot tolerate high osmolarity solutions and require large volumes to infuse enough calories. Many times, PPN is used as a supplemental feeding with enteral nutrition. If long term TPN is needed, central access would always be used. Central access is placement into a much larger vein such as the superior vena cava. Therefore, when the high osmolarity of the solution goes into the system it is diluted by the amount of blood.
Question 10
RD Practice Question | You are caring for a patient receiving enteral feeding.  At what rate would you administer the feeding if the patient is receiving 2.0 kcal/cc over 5 hours and requires 1200
A
120 cc/hr
B
100 cc/hr
C
60 cc/hr
D
85 cc/hr
Question 10 Explanation: 
To calculate the rate of enteral feeding, divide the total kcal needs (1200) by the total hours the patient is being fed (5 hours) to determine the kcals/hr 1200 kcals / 5 hours = 240 kcals/hr). Then, divide the kcals/hr by the concentration (2.0 kcals/cc). 240 kcals/hr / 2.0 kcals/cc = 120 cc/hr
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