Can You Cass This Antibiotics Trivia Quiz?

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Antibiotics Quizzes & Trivia

A semi-comprehensive quiz designed to test the user on the aspects of antibiotics that are considered clinically important


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following fluoroquinolones cannot be used for a UTI?
    • A. 

      Ciprofloxacin

    • B. 

      Levofloxacin

    • C. 

      Moxifloxacin

  • 2. 
    Which of the following fluoroquinolones displays slight activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa?
    • A. 

      Ciprofloxacin

    • B. 

      Levofloxacin

    • C. 

      Moxifloxacin

    • D. 

      Cipro and Levo

    • E. 

      Levo and Moxi

  • 3. 
    Which of the following agents is MRSA most likely to be resistant to?
    • A. 

      Vancomycin

    • B. 

      Clindamycin

    • C. 

      Bactrim

    • D. 

      Linezolid

    • E. 

      Doxycycline

  • 4. 
    Describe the killing characteristic of vancomycin
    • A. 

      Bacteriostatic

    • B. 

      Bacteriocidal

    • C. 

      Bacteriostatic or bactericidal

  • 5. 
    Describe the killing characteristic of vancomycin
    • A. 

      Time-dependent

    • B. 

      Concentration-dependent

    • C. 

      Both of the above

  • 6. 
    What indication DOES NOT have a vancomycin-associated trough of 15-20 mcg/mL?
    • A. 

      Meningitis

    • B. 

      Pneumonia

    • C. 

      Cellulitis

    • D. 

      Osteomyelitis

    • E. 

      Endocarditis

  • 7. 
    Which of the following agents is bound by pulmonary surfactant?
    • A. 

      Daptomycin

    • B. 

      Penicillin V

    • C. 

      Vancomycin

    • D. 

      Quinupristin

    • E. 

      Sulfamethoxazole

  • 8. 
    Which of the following antimicrobials has the greatest potential to interact with warfarin?
    • A. 

      Bactrim

    • B. 

      Fluconazole

    • C. 

      Metronidazole

    • D. 

      Two of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following agents is the WORST choice to treat CAP?
    • A. 

      Zosyn

    • B. 

      Doxycycline

    • C. 

      Ciprofloxacin

    • D. 

      Augmentin

  • 10. 
    An appropriate response to treating Vancomycin-induced Red Man Syndrome would be:
    • A. 

      Diphenhydramine

    • B. 

      Acetaminophen

    • C. 

      Slowing the infusion rate on subsequent infusions

    • D. 

      Two of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Aspiration pneumonia treatment requires additional coverage of what organisms?
    • A. 

      Anaerobes

    • B. 

      Fungi

    • C. 

      Gram negative

    • D. 

      Enterococci

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not an option when treating C diff colitis?
    • A. 

      IV Metronidazole

    • B. 

      PO Metronidazole

    • C. 

      IV Vancomycin

    • D. 

      PO Vancomycin

  • 13. 
    Which aminoglycoside has less sites available for modification, and thus additional coverage of otherwise AG-resistant pathogens?
    • A. 

      Neomycin

    • B. 

      Tobramycin

    • C. 

      Amikacin

    • D. 

      Gentamycin

    • E. 

      Colistin

  • 14. 
    What is the most common mechanism of resistance found in Pseudomonas aeruginosa?
    • A. 

      Many efflux pumps

    • B. 

      Unusually thick cell wall

    • C. 

      Drug-inactivating enzymes

    • D. 

      Target site changes

    • E. 

      MecA gene expression

  • 15. 
    What is the proper dose of azithromycin for MAC prophylaxis in AIDS patients?
    • A. 

      500 mg today, then 250 mg daily

    • B. 

      250 mg daily

    • C. 

      1200 mg weekly

    • D. 

      3000 mg monthly

  • 16. 
    Which of the following agents has a potential to cause thrombocytopenia, chiefly correlated with use greater than 28 days?
    • A. 

      Vancomycin

    • B. 

      Tobramycin

    • C. 

      Tigecycline

    • D. 

      Bactrim

    • E. 

      Linezolid

  • 17. 
    What is the most relevant pathogen that tigecycline lacks coverage of?
    • A. 

      Pseudomonas aeuruginosa

    • B. 

      Enteroccus Faecium

    • C. 

      MRSA

    • D. 

      Acinetobacter

    • E. 

      Mycobacterium pneumoniae

  • 18. 
    Levofloxacin has a boxed warning concerning:
    • A. 

      QT prolongation

    • B. 

      Seizures

    • C. 

      Hepatotoxicity

    • D. 

      Tendon rupture

    • E. 

      More than one of the above

  • 19. 
    Ciprofloxacin has a category X drug interaction with which of the following agents?
    • A. 

      Tizanidine

    • B. 

      Amiodarone

    • C. 

      Warfarin

    • D. 

      Atorvastatin

    • E. 

      Phenytoin

  • 20. 
    How many oral agents exist that could effectively treat MRSA as monotherapy?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      7

  • 21. 
    Which of the following agents has the greatest potential for causing C diff colitis?
    • A. 

      Linezolid

    • B. 

      Tigecycline

    • C. 

      Clindamycin

    • D. 

      Ampicillin

    • E. 

      Ertapenem

  • 22. 
    What is the purpose of cilastin in Primaxin?
    • A. 

      Prolong half-life of imipenem

    • B. 

      Prevent a toxicity of imipenem

    • C. 

      Lower seizure potential of imipenem

    • D. 

      Provide synergistic antimicrobial activity

    • E. 

      Prevent metabolism of imipenem

  • 23. 
    What additional pathogen is not a typical finding in osteomyelitis, but appears as a possibility in patients who admit to IV drug use?
    • A. 

      MRSA

    • B. 

      Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    • C. 

      Staph saprophyticus

    • D. 

      HIV

    • E. 

      Neisseria spp

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