A Trivia Quiz On General Pharmacology! Test

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Pharmacology Quizzes & Trivia

This is a trivia quiz on general pharmacology! Drugs are different in the way they are administered, use and even the side effects that patient may experience, and this is why it is important to have an in-depth analysis of a drug before putting it on the table for a patient. Do take up the quiz below and get to see just how much you know about different drugs, their generic and brand names.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the mechanism of action of bacteriostatic sulfonamides (antibiotics)?
    • A. 

      Interfere with para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and folic acid formation and thus destroy bacteria.

    • B. 

      Prevent bacteria from forming a cell wall.

    • C. 

      Inhibit protein synthesis in bacteria by binding ribosomes.

    • D. 

      Destroys part of the bacteria's DNA nucleus.

  • 2. 
    Bacteriostatic sulfanomides should be given to treat:
    • A. 

      Urinary tract infections (UTI)

    • B. 

      Middle ear infection

    • C. 

      Ulcerative colitis

    • D. 

      Lower respiratory infections

    • E. 

      Pneumonia

    • F. 

      Prophylaxis

    • G. 

      Diarrhea

    • H. 

      Staph infections

  • 3. 
    What are some adverse reactions to bacteriostatic sulfonomides?
    • A. 

      Photosensitivity, rashes, sunburns

    • B. 

      Nausea and vomiting

    • C. 

      Jaundice

    • D. 

      Blood complications

    • E. 

      Kidney damage

    • F. 

      Diarrhea

    • G. 

      Hives

    • H. 

      Wheezing

    • I. 

      Dizziness

  • 4. 
    What is the brand name for sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim?
    • A. 

      Bactrim / Septra

    • B. 

      Gantrisin

    • C. 

      Azulfidine

    • D. 

      Augmentin

  • 5. 
    What is the generic name for Bactrim or Septra?
  • 6. 
    What is the brand name for sulfasalazine?
    • A. 

      Bactrim / Septra

    • B. 

      Gantrisin

    • C. 

      Azulfidine

    • D. 

      Amoxil

  • 7. 
    What is the generic name for Azulfidine?
  • 8. 
    What are the dosage forms for Bactrim / Septra (sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim)?
    • A. 

      Oral suspension

    • B. 

      Tablet

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      Enteric-coated tablets

    • E. 

      Capsule

    • F. 

      Ophthalmic ointment

  • 9. 
    What are the dosage forms for Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)?
    • A. 

      Tablet

    • B. 

      Enteric-coated tablet

    • C. 

      Oral suspension

    • D. 

      IV

    • E. 

      Capsule

    • F. 

      Injection

  • 10. 
    What is the brand name for sulfisoxazole?
    • A. 

      Gantrisin

    • B. 

      Azulfidine

    • C. 

      Bactrim / Septra

    • D. 

      Epipen

  • 11. 
    What is the generic name for Gantrisin?
  • 12. 
    What are the dosage forms for Gantrisin (sulfisoxazole)?
    • A. 

      Tablet

    • B. 

      Oral suspension

    • C. 

      Ophthalmic ointment

    • D. 

      IV

    • E. 

      IM

    • F. 

      Capsule

  • 13. 
    Bactrim / Septra (sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim) is an example of a/an:
    • A. 

      Bacteriostatic sulfonamide antibiotic

    • B. 

      Penicillin

    • C. 

      Tetracycline

    • D. 

      Quinolone

  • 14. 
    Azulfidine (sulfasalazine) is an example of a/an:
    • A. 

      Bacteriostatic sulfonamide antibiotic

    • B. 

      Aminoglycoside

    • C. 

      Macrolide

    • D. 

      Penicillin

  • 15. 
    Gantrisin (sulfisoxazole) is an example of a/an:
    • A. 

      Bacteriostatic sulfonamide antibiotic

    • B. 

      Penicillin

    • C. 

      Antiretrobiotic

    • D. 

      Antifungal

  • 16. 
    What is the mechanism of action of penicillin?
    • A. 

      Prevent bacteria from forming a cell wall.

    • B. 

      Interfere with para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and folic acid formation and thus destroy bacteria.

    • C. 

      Antagonize the enzyme responsible for collecting and replicating DNA, therefore causing DNA breakage and finally death.

    • D. 

      Inhibit protein synthesis by combining with ribosomes.

  • 17. 
    Penicillins should be given to treat:
    • A. 

      Abscesses

    • B. 

      Meningitis

    • C. 

      Middle ear infections

    • D. 

      Pneumonia

    • E. 

      Respiratory infections

    • F. 

      Prophylaxis

    • G. 

      Diarrhea

    • H. 

      Hives

    • I. 

      Rashes

  • 18. 
    What are some adverse reactions to Penicillins?
    • A. 

      Diarrhea

    • B. 

      Hives

    • C. 

      Rashes

    • D. 

      Wheezing

    • E. 

      Anaphylaxis

    • F. 

      Photosensitivity

    • G. 

      Jaundice

    • H. 

      Nausea and vomiting

  • 19. 
    What is the brand name for amoxicillin?
    • A. 

      Amoxil / Polymox

    • B. 

      Veetids

    • C. 

      Augmentin

    • D. 

      Omnipen

  • 20. 
    What is the generic name for Amoxil or Polymox?
  • 21. 
    What are the dosage forms for Amoxil / Polymox (amoxicillin)?
    • A. 

      Capsule

    • B. 

      Oral suspension

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      Tablet

    • E. 

      Ointment

  • 22. 
    What is the brand name for ampicillin?
    • A. 

      Omnipen

    • B. 

      Amoxil / Polymox

    • C. 

      Dynapen

    • D. 

      Augmentin

  • 23. 
    What are the dosage forms for Omnipen (ampicillin)?
    • A. 

      Capsule

    • B. 

      Oral suspension

    • C. 

      Tablet

    • D. 

      IV

    • E. 

      Ointment

    • F. 

      Injection

  • 24. 
    What is the generic name for Omnipen?
  • 25. 
    What is the brand name for amoxicillin-clavulanate?
    • A. 

      Augmentin

    • B. 

      Omnipen

    • C. 

      Dynapen

    • D. 

      Amoxil