California State Biology Exam Practice Test!

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California State Biology Exam Practice Test!

Biology is the scientific study of life as we know it, whether it comes in the form of animals, plants, microscopic organisms, or even us ourselves! It’s a very in-depth and detailed branch of science and today we’re going to see if you know enough about it to pass the California State Biology Exam Practice Test! Think you have what it takes? Answer the questions below to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sterilizaer recording charts and or printouts should be checked
    • A. 

      At the end of the shift

    • B. 

      Every 24 hours

    • C. 

      By the supervisor

    • D. 

      During and at the end of each cycle

  • 2. 
    In the event of a load recall, information about specific load contents can be obtained from
    • A. 

      The central service supervisor

    • B. 

      The procedure manual

    • C. 

      The sterilization log

    • D. 

      The hospital safety director

  • 3. 
    If a sterilizer has successfully killed all the bacterial spores in a biological test
    • A. 

      It is called a positive test

    • B. 

      It is called a negative test

    • C. 

      It is taken out of service until it is repaired

    • D. 

      An alarm will sound at the completion of the cycle

  • 4. 
    The two most common temperatures used in steam sterilization are
    • A. 

      120 and 140

    • B. 

      100 and 130

    • C. 

      320 and 350-355

    • D. 

      250 and 270-275

  • 5. 
    Tests which use live bacterial spores to challenge the efficacy of the sterilization process and provide a direct measure of lethality are called
    • A. 

      Chemical indicator tests

    • B. 

      Chemical integrator tests

    • C. 

      Ampulization tests

    • D. 

      Biological tests

  • 6. 
    In order to elevate the temperature in a steam sterilizer you must
    • A. 

      Increase the steam pressure

    • B. 

      Decrease the steam pressure

    • C. 

      Achieve ambient pressure

    • D. 

      Inject boiler amines

  • 7. 
    Bowie dick tests should be run in
    • A. 

      Dynamic air removal steam sterilizers

    • B. 

      Downward displacement sterilizers

    • C. 

      Ethylene oxide sterilizers

    • D. 

      Washer/sterilizers

  • 8. 
    Chemical indicators
    • A. 

      Prove that an item is sterile

    • B. 

      Provide a visual indication that an item was exposed to a sterilization process

    • C. 

      Prove that the sterilizer did not damage heat sensitive items

    • D. 

      Provide information about bacterial spore kill within the sterilizer

  • 9. 
    What would be the recommended exposure time for a dry heat sterilzation load that was run at an exposure temp of 320
    • A. 

      1 hour

    • B. 

      1.5 hours

    • C. 

      2 hours

    • D. 

      2.5 hours

  • 10. 
    Which of the following sterilization quality assurance measurements is designed to provide a written record of sterilizer cycle activity
    • A. 

      Biological tests

    • B. 

      Bowie dick tests

    • C. 

      Mechanical recording charts/printouts

    • D. 

      Chemical integrators

  • 11. 
    *the spore used in the testing of steam sterilization is
    • A. 

      Bacillus atrophaeus

    • B. 

      Geobacillus stearothermophilus

    • C. 

      Bacillus subtillus

    • D. 

      Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • 12. 
    The term superheated steam means*
    • A. 

      The type of steam necessary for high temp sterilization

    • B. 

      Steam that has had chemicals added to it to increase its temp

    • C. 

      Dry steam

    • D. 

      Moist steam at sea level

  • 13. 
    The amount of time that it takes to kill 90% of the microorganisms present on an object is called
    • A. 

      Time weighted average

    • B. 

      A d value

    • C. 

      A sterilization cycle

    • D. 

      Exposure time

  • 14. 
    Impregnated gauze strips may be sterilized using
    • A. 

      Ethylene oxide sterilization

    • B. 

      Hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilization

    • C. 

      Dry heat sterilization

    • D. 

      Steam sterilization

  • 15. 
    The most effecient type of dry heat sterilizer is*
    • A. 

      The gravity convection sterilizer

    • B. 

      The mechanical convection sterilizer

    • C. 

      The dynamic air removal sterilizer

    • D. 

      The special purpose dry heat oven

  • 16. 
    How frequently should a sterilizers strainer be removed and cleaned*
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      After each use

    • C. 

      Once weekly

    • D. 

      Only when the machines operating control gauge indicates cleaning is necessary

  • 17. 
    When loading a steam sterilizer items with solid bottoms should be
    • A. 

      Placed in an upright position

    • B. 

      Loaded first

    • C. 

      Placed on edge

    • D. 

      Placed in a wire basket

  • 18. 
    Paper/plastic sterilization pouches
    • A. 

      Are not suitable for steam sterilization process

    • B. 

      Should not be placed inside of wrapped sets or containers

    • C. 

      Should be used only for dry hear sterilization process

    • D. 

      Are used to package wood and cork products for sterilization

  • 19. 
    The higher the bioburden on an object*
    • A. 

      The more difficult it will be to sterilize

    • B. 

      The less time it will take to sterilze it

    • C. 

      The more biological tests you will need in the load

    • D. 

      The longer it will take to cool after sterilization

  • 20. 
    Instrument washer sterilizers provide
    • A. 

      Terminal sterilization

    • B. 

      Dry heat sterilization

    • C. 

      A decontamination process

    • D. 

      Flash sterilization for immediate patient use