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Immune Response Quiz


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Viruses are not considered living organisms even though they have several characteristics of living things.  What is the reason viruses are not considered alive?

A. They are too small.

B. A virus is a living organism.

C. They need a host to reproduce.

D. Viruses do not have DNA/genetic material.


What type of microbe is used in a vaccine?

A. it doesn’t really matter

B. a damaged one

C. a weakened or inactivated one

D. a normal one


The purpose of introducing weakened microbes into the body of an organism is to stimulate the

A. production of living microbes that will protect the organism from future attacks

B. production of antigens that will prevent infections from occurring

C. immune system to react and prepare the organism to fight future invasions by these microbes

D. replication of genes that direct the synthesis of hormones that regulate the number of microbes


Disease-causing microorganism, such as a bacterium or virus.

A. pathogen

B. allergen

C. prion

D. antigen


The part of foreign materials that cause a response from the immune system are called _____________________.

A. Antigens

B. Active Immunity

C. Antibodies

D. Antibiotics


Antibodies are made by…

A. Your own cells.

B. The pathogen.


Which of the following is not apart of your body’s first line of defense?

A. Skin

B. Mucus

C. Stomach Acid

D. Antibodies


Antigens are part of…

A. Your own immune system.

B. The pathogen.


What is the role of antibodies?

A. Kills pathogens

B. Helps activate other immune cells

C. Produces antibodies

D. Binds to antigens and neutralizes pathogen


Antibiotics work against most

A. Bacteria

B. Bacteria & Viruses

C. Vaccines

D. Viruses


Proteins produced by B cells and designed to mark antigens to be destroyed, specific to the antigen.

A. Antigens

B. Active Immunity

C. Antibodies

D. Antibiotics


The orange molecule in this image is a(n) _______

A. Antibody

B. Antigen

C. Antibiotic

D. Blood cell


The body detects pathogens by their…

A. Antigens

B. Antibodies

C. Histamines

D. DNA


The blue molecule in this image is a(n) _______

A. Antibody

B. Antigen

C. Pathogen

D. Blood cell




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