Disease & Its Impact On Humans

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Disease Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test the knowledge of students in the topic area. It covers everything covered in the taught sessions. Please note that some questions have MORE THAN ONE answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Diseases may be classified as being
    • A. 

      Hereditary

    • B. 

      Pathogenic

    • C. 

      Physiological

    • D. 

      Deficiency

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    ________ is a type of deficiency disease
    • A. 

      Diabetes

    • B. 

      Scurvy

    • C. 

      Hiv

    • D. 

      Heart attack

    • E. 

      Down's syndrome

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a pathogen?
    • A. 

      Tapeworm

    • B. 

      Salmonella

    • C. 

      Hibiscus

    • D. 

      Influenza virus

    • E. 

      Ringworm

  • 4. 
    Which of the following acts as a physical barrier against pathogens?
    • A. 

      Tears

    • B. 

      Skin

    • C. 

      Blood

    • D. 

      Teeth

    • E. 

      Lymph

  • 5. 
    Which nutrients can be found in egg yolk
    • A. 

      Vitamin C

    • B. 

      Vitamin B12

    • C. 

      Vitamin A

    • D. 

      Calcium

    • E. 

      Vitamin D

  • 6. 
    Which of these diseases is caused by a genetic mutation?
    • A. 

      Influenza

    • B. 

      Anaemia

    • C. 

      Beri-beri

    • D. 

      Down's syndrome

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following contribute to Hypertension?
    • A. 

      Lack of exercise

    • B. 

      Stress

    • C. 

      Obesity

    • D. 

      Alcohol abuse

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describes a vector?
    • A. 

      A pathogenic organism

    • B. 

      An organism which transmits a pathogen to its host

    • C. 

      A host where a parasite lives

    • D. 

      An insect

    • E. 

      B and D

  • 9. 
    Malaria is caused by which organism?
    • A. 

      Culex mosquito

    • B. 

      Lice

    • C. 

      Aedes egypti

    • D. 

      Anopheles mosquito

    • E. 

      Tick

  • 10. 
    The Aedes egypti mosquito causes which disease?
    • A. 

      Yellow fever

    • B. 

      Malaria

    • C. 

      Dengue fever

    • D. 

      Sleeping sickness

    • E. 

      West nile virus

  • 11. 
    What is the correct order for a mosquito's life cycle?
    • A. 

      Egg, pupa, larva, adult

    • B. 

      Adult, larva, pupa, egg

    • C. 

      Egg, larva, pupa, adult

    • D. 

      Adult, pupa, larva, egg

    • E. 

      Egg, larva, nymph, adult

  • 12. 
    Which of the following organisms are responsible for many STDs?
    • A. 

      Parasites

    • B. 

      Fungi

    • C. 

      Viruses

    • D. 

      B and C

    • E. 

      A and C

  • 13. 
    Chlamydia is caused by what type of pathogen?
    • A. 

      Bacteria

    • B. 

      Virus

    • C. 

      Fungi

    • D. 

      Parasite

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Babies can develop the condition Ophthalmia Neonatorum from an infection of
    • A. 

      Chlamydia

    • B. 

      Hiv

    • C. 

      Genital herpes

    • D. 

      Syphilis

    • E. 

      Gonorrhoea

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements about Herpes is correct?
    • A. 

      The infection persists for life

    • B. 

      It only affects males

    • C. 

      It is highly contagious

    • D. 

      It can sometimes affect the mouth

    • E. 

      It is treated with antibiotics

  • 16. 
    The first documented case of HIV was in what year?
    • A. 

      1980

    • B. 

      1981

    • C. 

      1992

    • D. 

      2010

    • E. 

      1781

  • 17. 
    Which region is currently ranked #1 for the highest amount of HIV cases?
    • A. 

      North america

    • B. 

      South america

    • C. 

      Caribbean

    • D. 

      Central america

    • E. 

      Sub-saharan africa

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is NOT a route of transmission for HIV?
    • A. 

      Breast milk

    • B. 

      Blood transfusions

    • C. 

      Sexual intercourse

    • D. 

      Sharing eating utensils

    • E. 

      Intravenous drug abuse

  • 19. 
    The HIV virus attaches to which cells of the immune system?
    • A. 

      Phagocytes

    • B. 

      Red blood cells

    • C. 

      CD4 cells

    • D. 

      CD8 cells

    • E. 

      B-lymphocytes

  • 20. 
    HAART stands for what?
    • A. 

      Highly active antiretroviral therapy

    • B. 

      Highly active antiretroviral treatment

    • C. 

      HIV antibody reconstruction therapy

    • D. 

      HIV active antiretroviral treatment

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is NOT a component of blood?
    • A. 

      Plasma

    • B. 

      Red blood cells

    • C. 

      Phagocytes

    • D. 

      CSF fluid

    • E. 

      Cell fragments

  • 22. 
    Blood clotting is part of what type of immunity?
    • A. 

      Artificial

    • B. 

      Natural

    • C. 

      Passive

    • D. 

      Active

    • E. 

      B and D

  • 23. 
    Haemophilia is a hereditary disease. It is caused by the absence of which clotting factor?
    • A. 

      VII

    • B. 

      VIII

    • C. 

      XIII

    • D. 

      VI

    • E. 

      IX

  • 24. 
    How many clotting factors exist in blood?13
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      13

    • E. 

      23

  • 25. 
    The mechanism by which phagocytes destroy pathogens is called
    • A. 

      Autolysis

    • B. 

      Cellular degradration

    • C. 

      Osmosis

    • D. 

      Oxygen mediated killing

    • E. 

      Phagocytosis

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