Alat - Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician Quiz

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Alat - Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician Quiz

Assistant Laboratory Animal Care Technicians are responsible for caring for animals in the clinical or research setting. Their duties may include maintaining animal records, administering injections, cleaning cages and preparing samples. What can you tell us about them?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Any  redness or swelling at the injectioon site may indicate tha the animals is infected with TB
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The tuberculin  for a TB test is administered by ____________ injection into the eyelid of the monkey
    • A. 

      Dermal

    • B. 

      Intradermal

    • C. 

      Intravenous

    • D. 

      Subcutaneous

  • 3. 
    A disease carried by rhesus and cynomolgus monkeys that can be fatal to humans is
    • A. 

      Typhus

    • B. 

      Cholera

    • C. 

      Chicken Pox

    • D. 

      Herpes B Virus

  • 4. 
    Sinclair, Hanford, Pitman-Moore , and Uucatan are four breeds of miniature swine used in research
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Terris Confinement Stand is a restraining devise  for swine  constructed of expanded metal panels  that form  a pen-like enclosure
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The term farrow  means
    • A. 

      To give birth

    • B. 

      To nurse

    • C. 

      To feed

    • D. 

      to ovulate

  • 7. 
    A Mature sheep may consume as much as _________ gallons of water a day
    • A. 

      1 gallon

    • B. 

      2 gallons

    • C. 

      4 gallons

    • D. 

      6 gallons

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      4- 6 years

    • B. 

      8-13 years

    • C. 

      10- 15 years

    • D. 

      12- 18 years

  • 9. 
    The color of Rabbit urine is determine by
    • A. 

      The amount of minerals in the urine

    • B. 

      The fat content of the diet

    • C. 

      The amount of water drank

    • D. 

      Excess vitamines excreted in the urine

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      2- 3

    • B. 

      3- 4

    • C. 

      3- 5

    • D. 

      4- 6

  • 11. 
    Every six months ,  a female cat will have several periods of  estruses , which may last 3-6 days  Reproductively she is said to be _____________
    • A. 

      Biannually multi- estrus

    • B. 

      Seasonally monestrus

    • C. 

      Seasonally polyestrus

    • D. 

      Biannually polyestrus

  • 12. 
    A female cat is called a
    • A. 

      Tom

    • B. 

      Jenny

    • C. 

      Jill

    • D. 

      Queen

  • 13. 
    Adequate restraint of a cat involves control of the cat's
    • A. 

      head, front legs , and hind legs

    • B. 

      Head and front legs only

    • C. 

      Head and hind legs only

    • D. 

      Front and hind legs but not the head

  • 14. 
    A dog that is accustomed at an early age to interacting with humans  is termed "well _________
    • A. 

      Mannered

    • B. 

      Adjused

    • C. 

      Socialized

    • D. 

      meaning

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

    • B. 

      Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care

    • C. 

      Public Health Policy

    • D. 

      Animal Welfare Act

  • 16. 
    Dopg's water consumption  is ___________ ounces Per lb of body weight daily
    • A. 

      75

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      40

  • 17. 
    Guinea Pigs are used in a number of infectious disease studies, but ae especially useful in the study of ______________ 
    • A. 

      Ringworm

    • B. 

      Tuberculosis

    • C. 

      Scabies

    • D. 

      Leprosy

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      120

    • B. 

      150

    • C. 

      180

    • D. 

      240

  • 19. 
    Guinea Pig s cannot synthesize vitamin
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      D3

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      E

  • 20. 
    Gerbils have relatively little  odor  compared to other rodents because __________
    • A. 

      They have no scent gland

    • B. 

      They groom themselves constantly

    • C. 

      Produce very small amounts of urine

    • D. 

      Produce very dilute urine

  • 21. 
    The ventral marking gland in Gerbils is located on the ____________
    • A. 

      base of the tail

    • B. 

      Bottom of the feet

    • C. 

      Chin

    • D. 

      Abdomen

  • 22. 
    The Gerbil is commonly used in genetic studies  because
    • A. 

      they have 36 chromosome pairs

    • B. 

      They are gentically identical

    • C. 

      their chromosomes are easily observed

    • D. 

      They have large ova

  • 23. 
    A Buck may be mated up to ___________ times a week
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      1

  • 24. 
    When giving birth rabbits need (a)
    • A. 

      Nest box

    • B. 

      additional vitamins

    • C. 

      Wam room

    • D. 

      Additional water

  • 25. 
    The reddish material found in the tears and saliva of rats is called
    • A. 

      Polymyxin

    • B. 

      Protophyrin

    • C. 

      Porphyrin

    • D. 

      Polyphrin

  • 26. 
    An inbred strain of rat thata is commonly used in research is ___________?
    • A. 

      Sprague - Dawley

    • B. 

      Fischer -344

    • C. 

      Long- Evans

    • D. 

      Wistar

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      12-34

    • B. 

      16-40

    • C. 

      22-54

    • D. 

      24-60

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      12 hours old

    • B. 

      2 days old

    • C. 

      5 days old

    • D. 

      7 days olds

  • 29. 
    The  most unusual  anatomic feature of the hamster , which makes it a poular model for research  is their ___________?
    • A. 

      Lack of a lobulated liver

    • B. 

      Right kidney

    • C. 

      Cheek pouch

    • D. 

      Single ovary

  • 30. 
    The proper way to pick  up a hamster is ?
    • A. 

      By the loose skin over the neck and shoulders

    • B. 

      By the tail

    • C. 

      By scooping with the hands

    • D. 

      A and c

  • 31. 
    Euthanasia is listed in the AVMA  Report as "Acceptable IV"  this means ?
    • A. 

      IV is one of the approved methods for administering the drug

    • B. 

      It is a "ClassIV" drug

    • C. 

      IV is preferred method of administering the drug

    • D. 

      IV injection is acceptable for use in all age groups

  • 32. 
    After injectiong a euthanasia agent it is not necessary to check if the heart has stopped or  respiration has ceased before  disposing of he carcass ?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Three nonflammable, non explosive inhalant sthat can be used for euthanasia are Methoxyflurane, Isoflurane , or Halothane
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Stress has been shown to reduce the effectiveness of the immune response in a number of animal species
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Cannulation is an implantation procedure where a small tube is inserted into a body cavity duct or vessel
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Which of the following devices would not be considered an implant ?
    • A. 

      Contact lenses

    • B. 

      Bone pins

    • C. 

      Hypordermic needle

    • D. 

      Osmotic pump

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      36

    • D. 

      48

  • 38. 
    A mutation is a naturally occuring genetic defect
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    A vector can be responsibile for an infectious disease
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    An animal may be ill due to multiple disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    A noninfectious disease is ?
    • A. 

      Caused by a living organism such as a microorganism

    • B. 

      Caused by factors other than a living organism

    • C. 

      Easily transmissible disease

    • D. 

      a nonliving object or material thta can carry disease organisms

  • 42. 
    An  animal technician  should assess the health of all animals under his/her care during whaqt part ot the day ?
    • A. 

      Early in the morning

    • B. 

      Over lunch

    • C. 

      At the end of the day

    • D. 

      Whenever convenient

  • 43. 
    Subcutaneous means ?
    • A. 

      In the muscle

    • B. 

      Into the abdominal cavity

    • C. 

      Into the vein

    • D. 

      Under the skin

  • 44. 
    Coughing , discharge from the nose , dyspenea , and sneezing are four symptoms  for respiratory  disorders
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    The Term History in an animal health record refers to :
    • A. 

      A record of procedures you performed in receiving an animal shipment

    • B. 

      A record of observations of the animal's condition that led to a diagnosis and treatment

    • C. 

      A diagnosis of the disease by the Veterinarian

    • D. 

      A report of the necropsy results by the pathologist

  • 46. 
    • A. 

      Mice . rats less than 200 grams and rabbits less than 1kg

    • B. 

      Poultry , mice and rats less than 200 gms

    • C. 

      Poultry , mice and rats less than woo gms, rabbits less than 1kg

    • D. 

      Poultry , mice and rabbits less than 1kg

  • 47. 
    The term " laboratory animal Science " refers to the scientific and technical  information and techniques that apply to lab animal care
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    The organization that does political lobbying on legislation  on behalf of the public and scientific research  community is
    • A. 

      AVMA

    • B. 

      AALAS

    • C. 

      NABR

    • D. 

      PETA

  • 49. 
    The Largest government agency fostering biomedical research with direct financial support is ____?
    • A. 

      The Howard Hughes Foundation

    • B. 

      The Robet Wood-Johnson Foundation

    • C. 

      The National Science Foundatin

    • D. 

      The National Institutes of Health

  • 50. 
    What is not a responsibility of th eAnimal Care an dUse Committee as defined by the Animal Welfare Act and Public Health Service Policy ?
    • A. 

      Review research protocols

    • B. 

      Act as a political action committee

    • C. 

      Inspect animal facilities

    • D. 

      Oversee the animal research program

  • 51. 
    • A. 

      Or warmer than

    • B. 

      Or colder than

    • C. 

      About the same as

    • D. 

      Not comparable to

  • 52. 
    One kilogram is equal  to approximately ____________ pounds (lbs)
    • A. 

      1.1 lbs

    • B. 

      2.2 lbs

    • C. 

      3.3 lbs

    • D. 

      4.4lbs

  • 53. 
    One fluid ounce is about _____ milliliters
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      30

  • 54. 
    Organs are composed of many tissues
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    Which cellular structure contains the genetic material ?
    • A. 

      The cell membrane

    • B. 

      The cytoplasm

    • C. 

      The nucleus

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 56. 
    A muscular organ , such as the heart , is composed of only muscle tissue
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    • A. 

      Bones

    • B. 

      Tendons

    • C. 

      Subcutaneous Tissues

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 58. 
    What process is most important  for herbivores to break down dietary roughage in usual nutrients?
    • A. 

      Chemical

    • B. 

      Enzymatic

    • C. 

      Microbial

    • D. 

      Diffusion

  • 59. 
    The function of veins is to _____________
    • A. 

      Bring blood back to the heart

    • B. 

      Carry blood from the heart

    • C. 

      Pump blood to the tissues

    • D. 

      filter the blood

  • 60. 
    All body movement , such as walking is accomplished by the contraction and relaxation of muscles
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    Which of the following is not a section of ruminant stomach?
    • A. 

      Rumen

    • B. 

      Reticulomasum

    • C. 

      Abomasum

    • D. 

      Reticulum

  • 62. 
    An animal whose hair is dull and shaggy may also have a decrease in food and water intake
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 63. 
    The minimum loss of approximately ________ to _____ percent of th ebody wae can result in death
    • A. 

      0- 10%

    • B. 

      10- 20 %

    • C. 

      20 - 30 %

    • D. 

      30 - 40 %

  • 64. 
    Enzymes are made of proteins
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 65. 
    An acceptable permanent identification method is
    • A. 

      Microchip implantation

    • B. 

      Collars

    • C. 

      Waterproof paints

    • D. 

      colored markers

  • 66. 
    Chromosomes are paired structures found in the ______________ of all animal cells
    • A. 

      Nuclei

    • B. 

      Cell wall

    • C. 

      Cytoplasm

    • D. 

      Zygote

  • 67. 
    Strains are considered inbred after
    • A. 

      20 generations

    • B. 

      10 generations

    • C. 

      40 generations

    • D. 

      1 generations

  • 68. 
    Any institution using radioacive materials must conform to the guidelines of the
    • A. 

      Nuclear Regulatory Committee

    • B. 

      Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    • C. 

      Nuclear guidelines committee

    • D. 

      Nuclear guidelines Commission

  • 69. 
    Albino animals ( shite fur , pink eyes) are especially  sensitive to what environment factor
    • A. 

      bright light

    • B. 

      Low temperature

    • C. 

      High temperature

    • D. 

      Loud nois e

  • 70. 
    The recommended width for a hallway in animal facilities is ________?
    • A. 

      6- 8 feet

    • B. 

      6- 9 feet

    • C. 

      7- 9 feet

    • D. 

      7- 10 feet

  • 71. 
    The use of an automatic watering system requires less work than a water bottle
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 72. 
    It may be necessary to provide newly  received animals  with water bottles  until  they learn to use  the automatic watering  system
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 73. 
    Solid - bottomed  plastic cages  are better ventilated than suspended  stainless steelor  plasticcoated   mesh cages ?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 74. 
    Microisolator cages should be changed in
    • A. 

      The animal room

    • B. 

      An autoclave

    • C. 

      The cage washroom

    • D. 

      A ventilated work bench

  • 75. 
    Excess  usage of disinfectants or sanitizers  produces little difference in the end  result and in most cases, is hazardous
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 76. 
    Quaternary amonias are available  as
    • A. 

      virucides , sporicides

    • B. 

      Sporicides fungicies

    • C. 

      Virucides , fungicides, algicides

    • D. 

      Algicides , sporicides , fungicides

  • 77. 
    All of th efollowing , execpt ____________ are used to disinfect  nonliving  objects  such as floors and  equipment 
    • A. 

      Deodorant s

    • B. 

      Phenols

    • C. 

      Sodium hypochlorite

    • D. 

      Quaternary amonias

  • 78. 
    A zoonotic disease  is ?
    • A. 

      A disease that is transmitted from parasite to mammal

    • B. 

      A disease that is transmitted from mammal to parasites

    • C. 

      A disease that is transmitted form animals to humans

    • D. 

      A disease that is transmitted from animals to animals

  • 79. 
    Conventional animals aare
    • A. 

      Bred reared and maintained in a completely sterile environment

    • B. 

      Nearly devoid of microbial life forms

    • C. 

      Those that carry an unknown , uncontrolled variety and number of microorganisms

    • D. 

      None of th eabove

  • 80. 
    What are the advantages of centralizing an animals purchasing system
    • A. 

      to plan for utilizing space, caging and supplies

    • B. 

      To limit the use of animals

    • C. 

      To remove animal facilities form procedure areas

    • D. 

      To centralize disposing of animals carcasses

  • 81. 
    Throughout a quarantine period,  the animals' health status is observed and diseases are treated 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 82. 
    The Panel of Euthanasia Report which lists methods and guidelines on animal euthanasia is published by
    • A. 

      AALAS

    • B. 

      AVMA

    • C. 

      AAALAC

    • D. 

      NABR

  • 83. 
    The acronym , SOP stands for ___________
    • A. 

      Sample operational plan

    • B. 

      standard operating plan

    • C. 

      Standard operating procedure

    • D. 

      Single operational program

  • 84. 
    The word hyperglycemia has the suffix_________, the root __________ and the prefix _______________
    • A. 

      Emia: hyper: glyc

    • B. 

      Hyper: emia , glyc

    • C. 

      Emia; glyc; hyper

    • D. 

      Glyc; emia; hyper

  • 85. 
    The term "dermo" means
    • A. 

      Heart

    • B. 

      Stomach

    • C. 

      Nerve

    • D. 

      Skin

  • 86. 
    The basis of the metric system is the number ___________ raised to some power (multiplied by itself)
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      100

  • 87. 
    A specific  function of epithelial tissue is to
    • A. 

      Bind together or support cells

    • B. 

      Contract to produce locomotion

    • C. 

      Conduct impulses throughout the body

    • D. 

      Cover body surfaces

  • 88. 
    A specific function of connetive tissue is to :
    • A. 

      Bind together or support cells

    • B. 

      Contract to produce locomotion

    • C. 

      Conduct impulses throughout the body

    • D. 

      Cover body surfaces

  • 89. 
    The leg bones, which form the knee joint , are example sof long bones
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 90. 
    The phalanges are located in the ______________
    • A. 

      Fingers

    • B. 

      Pelvis

    • C. 

      ankle

    • D. 

      Shoulder

  • 91. 
    An example of an omnivore is the :
    • A. 

      Dog

    • B. 

      Pig

    • C. 

      Ferret

    • D. 

      Sheep

  • 92. 
    The special fat that is found in newborns and some younog adult animals that can be metabolized very rapidly to provide heat to increase or maintain  body temperature is called ____________
    • A. 

      Yellow fat

    • B. 

      Brown fat

    • C. 

      Thermal fat

    • D. 

      Energy fat

  • 93. 
    The form feed that is processed by passing the feed under high pressure and heated through a  tapered mold is called
    • A. 

      Extruded feed

    • B. 

      Pelletted feed

    • C. 

      meal feed

    • D. 

      Semi- moist feed

  • 94. 
    A technician should use older feed supplies before a more recently received shipment 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False