Medical Quiz

Foodborne Illness Quiz


Should you leave potato salad outside during a picnic for 3 hours without ice during the summer?

A. No

B. Yes

What is foodborne illness?

A. An illness that makes you too sick to eat.

B. An illness caused by eating too much food.

C. An illness caused by eating foods that are high in fat and cholesterol.

D. An illness caused by disease-causing microorganisms (pathogens) in food.

What are the most common symptoms of foodborne illness?

A. Swollen glands and rash.

B. Swollen feet and ankles.

C. Vomiting and diarrhea.

D. Sneezing and coughing.

What could happen if you eat a food that is unsafe?

A. Nothing would happen if the food tasted okay.

B. Nothing would happen if the food looked okay.

C. Nothing would happen if the food smelled okay.

D. Nothing would happen if the food had been refrigerated.

E. You could get sick

When should you wash your hands when preparing food?

A. After handling raw meats

B. After handling raw eggs

C. Before preparing salad

D. All of the above

Which would not cause a germ to get into food?

A. Double dipping with a chip in dip.

B. Drinking out of a friend’s pop can.

C. Cutting lettuce on a clean cutting board.

Following practices to prevent foodborne illness and keep food safe to eat is called?

A. Food Safety 

B. Cross-Contamination 

C. Bacteria 

D. Fire Extinguisher 

What is the Danger Zone?

A. 40 degrees – 140 degrees

B. It depends on the food

C. 145 degrees – 165 degrees

D. 0 degrees – 40 degrees

Which of the following ways is NOT a safe way to defrost raw meat?

A. in the microwave

B. on the counter top

C. in the sink with cold water

D. in the refrigerator

What food is more likely to cause foodborne illness?

A. Milk

B. Chicken

C. Bread

Keeping raw and cooked food separate prevents cross-contamination



It’s safe to buy cans that have large dents in them.



Who’s at risk for foodborne illnesses? 

A. Teenagers, older adults, middle aged adults 

B. Very young, older adults, and people with chronic illnesses

C. Young adults, women, very young children 

D. Older adults, children, and middle aged adults 

Foodborne diseases can cause death.



What happens when a person gets a foodborne illness?

A. They start choking.

B. They can feel sick and throw up.

C. They feel fine.

Which is a true statement?

A. All microorganisms are unsafe in food.

B. Keeping food in a covered container will prevent bad microorganisms from growing in foods.

C. Microorganisms need food, moisture, warmth and time to grow.

D. Food that has harmful microorganisms will look and smell funny.

What causes foodborne illness?

A. Rotten food

B. Bacteria

C. Food that is dropped on the floor and then eaten.


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