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Infection Detection Quiz


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A person who is able to become infected by a communicable disease.

A. susceptible

B. infected

C. scientist

D. virus


A person who asks questions, makes observations, and investigates ideas in order to acquire knowledge and/or solve problems.

A. scientist

B. infection

C. communicable disease

D. germs


Bacteria can be found where?

A. Everywhere

B. Nowhere

C. Only in some places


An infectious disease that can be spread from person to person or from an animal to a person. The spread can occur by direct or indirect contact with an affected individual.

A. communicable disease

B. experiment

C. scientists

D. infection


What can you use to see bacteria up close?

A. A mirror

B. A table

C. A microscope

D. A lotion


Bacteria can be in the food we eat. True or False?

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


What is the function of cilia in defending our body from infection?

A. Secretes hormones that prevent infection.

B. Send signals to the brain to tell us we are sick.

C. Fluid produced to trap and destroy germs.

D. Little fine hairs found in the nose that trap and push out invading germs.


Cilia help protect the body from infection by doing what?

A. Grabs germs and keeps them in

B. Captures germs and pushes them out


The system in the body responsible for identifying and fighting off unwanted bacteria, viruses, and other bugs.

A. immune system

B. bacteria

C. infection

D. viruses


When a person can spread their infection to someone else. Also called infectious.

A. contagious

B. communicable disease

C. germs

D. experiment


The flu is also called what?

A. Influenza Virus

B. Lyme Disease

C. Osteoporosis

D. Common Cold


This helps filter the bodily fluids, and trap and destroy any invading germs before they can enter the blood. These defense glands are small, round structures found throughout the body and neck.

A. Liver and spleen

B. lymph glands

C. tonsils

D. Communicable disease


To write down or draw the detailed plan for creating a solution to a problem.

A. design

B. experiment

C. infection

D. germs


Infectious nonliving agents much smaller than bacteria that invade cells and cause diseases such as the common cold and measles.

A. viruses

B. communicable diseases

C. germs

D. experiment


Tiny, one-celled organisms that get nutrients from their environment in order to live.

A. stomach

B. cilia

C. infection

D. bacteria


A person who has a communicable disease.

A. infected

B. germs

C. bacteria

D. virus


Very small organism, such as a bacterium, that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

A. microorganism

B. virus

C. scientist

D. communicable disease


Tiny, non-living invaders are what?

A. Bacteria

B. Bugs

C. Virus

D. Fever


What are the four structures that help protect the body from infection?

A. skin, fingernails, mucus, elbow

B. fingernails, mucus, white blood cells, cilia

C. skin, mucus, white blood cells, cilia

D. skin, elbow, mucus, cilia


When germs get inside your body, multiply, and make you sick.

A. infection

B. germs

C. communicable disease

D. scientist


A microorganism that can make a person sick. The four major types are bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa.

A. germ

B. infection

C. contagious

D. scientist


What is the function of mucus in defending our body against germs?

A. Traps invading germs and prevents them from getting into the body.

B. Swells when filled with germs.

C. Produces fluids that push germs out.

D. Send signals to our brain.


Guidelines or rules used to judge or make a decision about something.

A. criteria

B. constraint

C. germs

D. infection




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