Children's Health and Wellness

The Calcium Quiz

Test your knowledge of the importance of calcium by taking this quiz.

1. Calcium does which of these things in your body:
A. Develops strong bones and teeth and keeps them healthyB. Helps you keep a normal heart rhythmC. Helps your muscles do workD. Sends nerve impulsesE. Helps your blood clotF. All of the above
2. Calcium is important only for adult women.
A. TrueB. False
3. If you don't get enough calcium in your diet, your body will take the calcium it needs from your bones.
A. TrueB. False
4. Everyone needs the same amount of calcium.
A. TrueB. False
5. The most important time of life to get enough calcium is when you are:
A. 1-4 yearsB. 5-10 yearsC. 9-18 yearsD. 50 and older
6. A good exercise for building strong bones is:
A. SwimmingB. JoggingC. Bicycling
7. Calcium is found in which of these foods?
A. BroccoliB. AlmondsC. Dairy productsD. SardinesE. All of the above
8. Bone density usually is at its highest when you are:
A. 18 years oldB. 25 years oldC. 30 years oldD. Between 30 and 35 years old
9. The strength of your adult bones mostly depends on how much calcium you consumed before age 18.
A. TrueB. False
10. Your bone mass and skeleton become weaker as you age.
A. TrueB. False
Online Source: Office of Dietary Supplements
Online Source: What is calcium? Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Online Source: Institute of Medicine
Author: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
Online Medical Reviewer: Poulson, Brittany, RD
Date Last Reviewed: 3/17/2015