Medical Quiz

Disease & Immunity Quiz


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A new vaccine was developed and then tested on a large sample of individuals. This new vaccine will be considered effective if it helps prepare the body to fight future invasion by

A. inhibiting the response of red blood cells

B. stimulating the reproduction of microbes

C. inhibiting the action of immune cells

D. stimulating the production of antibodies


Disease causing agents such as bacteria and viruses are called _______________.

A. pathogens

B. antibodies

C. villians

D. particles


Y shaped proteins that may mark pathogens for destruction are

A. antigens

B. T cells

C. antibodies

D. neutrophils


A living cell that a virus infects is called a ________ cell.

A. mast

B. host

C. cast

D. partner


What do memory cells do?

A. Kills the virus

B. Eats the virus

C. Patrol the area and make the immune system work faster next time.

D. Makes antibodies


What is the primary function of your immune system?

A. to create organelles

B. to protect your body from pathogens

C. to aid in blood circulation

D. to protect your bones and muscles


Which one is a way the body defends against a pathogen?

A. Fever

B. Stomach Acid digesting

C. White Blood Cells fighing

D. All of these are correct


Viruses are

A. easily killed

B. destroyed by antibiotics

C. nonliving

D. different kinds of bacteria


What is the scientific term for spreading a disease?

A. Passing

B. Catching

C. Transmitting

D. Giving


Cholera is spread through

A. polluted air

B. contaminated food and water

C. insect bites

D. helminths


What do we call a disease that can spread between living things in close contact?

A. Physiological disease

B. Genetic disease

C. Infectious disease

D. Contagious Disease


Most bacterial diseases can be treated with _______________.

A. antibiotics

B. carcinogens

C. pathogens

D. microbes


Following a vaccination, the white cells produce . . .

A. antibiotics

B. antibodies

C. statins.

D. toxins.


Active immunity lasts for a ____________ time. Passive immunity lasts for a ___________ time.

A. Long; Short

B. Life; Life

C. Hours; Long

D. Short; Long


Antibiotics do not work on 

A. bacteria

B. viruses

C. fungi

D. children


An infectious disease from an animal passed to a human that causes illness is a genetic disease.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Which is an example of passive immunity?

A. people being vaccinated against disease

B. people taking vitamins to boost their immune response

C. people receiving antibodies from their mothers before birth

D. people producing antibodies against organisms that cause diseases they have had previosuly


Passive immunity is when

A. You produce your own antibodies to a disease

B. You are given antibodies to a disease

C. You are immune to any type of disease

D. Macrophages invade your lymphatic system and shield you from ever falling sick


__________ immunity is when the bodies makes its own antibodies.

A. passive

B. active

C. cell mediated

D. FALSE


TRUE or FALSE.

When child B is administered these vaccines, child B will form antigens against both diseases

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Skin protects a person from pathogens by _______________.

A. being thin and easy to allow things through

B. shedding occasionally

C. serving as a protective layer that keeps foreign objects out

D. allowing bacteria to enter if it is healthy


Active immunity is when

A. You produce your own antibodies to a disease

B. You are given antibodies to a disease

C. You are immune to any type of disease

D. Macrophages invade your lymphatic system and shield you from ever falling sick


Name the system that will directly respond to these vaccines.

A. Excretory

B. Digestive

C. Immune

D. Endocrine


What pathogen causes the common cold?

A. Virus

B. Bacteria

C. Fungi

D. Protista


Name this process

A. eating

B. phagocytosis

C. destruction

D. ingesting




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