A Human Body Immune System Quiz!

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The human body immune system is very intriguing as it protects the body from harmful bacteria. One thing that helps keep the system healthy is maintaining a healthy diet. How well do you know the system and the various threats it may be facing? Take up the quiz below and find out.


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  • 1. 

    Multiple Choice. What's the job of the immune system?

    • A.

      To help you breathe

    • B.

      To help move blood through out your body

    • C.

      To fight diseases

    Correct Answer
    C. To fight diseases
    Explanation
    The immune system is responsible for defending the body against diseases and infections. It is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to identify and destroy harmful pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. This defense mechanism includes various components, such as white blood cells, antibodies, and lymphatic vessels, which collaborate to recognize and eliminate foreign invaders, protecting the body from illness and promoting overall health.

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  • 2. 

    Multiple Choice. What is a Pathogen?

    • A.

      A Microorganism That causes disease

    • B.

      A Microorganism that fights disease

    • C.

      A strange looking thing on your skin

    Correct Answer
    A. A Microorganism That causes disease
    Explanation
    A pathogen is a microorganism that causes disease. Pathogens can be bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites that invade the body and disrupt its normal functioning, leading to illness or infection. They can be transmitted through various means such as direct contact, contaminated food or water, or through the air. Pathogens have the ability to reproduce and multiply within the host, causing harm and triggering immune responses. Understanding and identifying pathogens is crucial in preventing and treating infectious diseases.

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  • 3. 

    Multiple Choice. What is the major function of the B-Cells?

    • A.

      Produce Antibodies

    • B.

      To kill viruses

    • C.

      To kill people

    Correct Answer
    A. Produce Antibodies
    Explanation
    B-cells are a type of white blood cell that play a crucial role in the immune response. Their major function is to produce antibodies, which are proteins that help to identify and neutralize foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses. Antibodies bind to these foreign substances, marking them for destruction by other immune cells or by activating the complement system. This immune response is essential for preventing and fighting infections. Therefore, the major function of B-cells is to produce antibodies.

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  • 4. 

    True or False? The Job of the immune system is to defend against pathogens, viruses, and disease.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The immune system is responsible for defending the body against pathogens, viruses, and disease. It does so by recognizing and attacking foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses, that can cause harm to the body. This defense mechanism helps to keep the body healthy and free from infections and diseases. Therefore, the statement "The job of the immune system is to defend against pathogens, viruses, and disease" is true.

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  • 5. 

    Fill in the blank. HIV attacks _________ Blood Cells (What color).

    Correct Answer
    White, white
    Explanation
    HIV attacks white blood cells. The color of blood cells is white.

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  • 6. 

    True or False? Autoimmune disease is when the body reacts to its own tissue and mistakenly identifies them as foreign.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true. Autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues, organs, or cells, thinking they are foreign invaders. This immune response can cause inflammation and damage to various parts of the body, leading to a wide range of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.

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  • 7. 

    Check all the boxes that Apply.  What are some of the organs that make up your immune system.

    • A.

      Bone Marrow

    • B.

      Spleen

    • C.

      Lymph Nodes

    • D.

      Heart

    • E.

      Lungs

    • F.

      Leg

    • G.

      Foot

    • H.

      Arm

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Bone Marrow
    B. Spleen
    C. Lymph Nodes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bone Marrow, Spleen, and Lymph Nodes. These organs are part of the immune system and play crucial roles in the body's defense against infections and diseases. The bone marrow is responsible for producing white blood cells, which are essential for immune responses. The spleen filters the blood and helps remove old or damaged red blood cells and pathogens. Lymph nodes are small bean-shaped structures that contain immune cells and help filter lymph fluid, trapping and destroying pathogens. The heart, lungs, legs, feet, and arms are not directly involved in the immune system.

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  • 8. 

    True or False?  Your immune system protects against fungi as well as Pathogens, Bacteria, Parasites, and Viruses.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against harmful invaders. It is responsible for protecting against a wide range of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. Fungi can cause various infections in humans, such as yeast infections and fungal pneumonia. Therefore, it is true that the immune system protects against fungi along with other pathogens.

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  • 9. 

    True or false? Aging has no effect on the immune system.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Aging does have an effect on the immune system. As people age, their immune system becomes less efficient and effective in fighting off infections and diseases. This is due to a decrease in the production of immune cells and a decline in their function. Additionally, aging can also lead to chronic inflammation, which negatively impacts the immune system. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that aging has no effect on the immune system.

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  • 10. 

    True or False? The second time your body comes across a foreign substance you will have a more intense response than the first time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When the body encounters a foreign substance for the first time, it takes time to recognize and mount an immune response against it. However, during this initial encounter, the immune system creates memory cells that "remember" the foreign substance. So, when the body encounters the same substance for the second time, the immune response is quicker and more intense due to the presence of memory cells. This heightened response is known as an immune memory and is the basis for vaccinations and immune protection against future infections. Therefore, the statement "The second time your body comes across a foreign substance you will have a more intense response than the first time" is true.

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  • 11. 

    Fill in the blank.  Antibodies are made by __-Cells (its a letter)

    Correct Answer
    B, b
    Explanation
    Antibodies are made by B-cells, which are a type of white blood cell. B-cells are responsible for producing antibodies in response to foreign substances, such as bacteria or viruses, that enter the body. These antibodies help to identify and neutralize these foreign substances, playing a crucial role in the immune response. The lowercase 'b' is used to represent B-cells in this context.

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  • 12. 

    Multiple Choice. High levels of glucose in the blood may be a sign of _______.

    • A.

      HIV

    • B.

      Cancer

    • C.

      Diabetes

    Correct Answer
    C. Diabetes
    Explanation
    High levels of glucose in the blood may be a sign of diabetes. Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar levels. When glucose levels are consistently high, it can indicate that the body is not effectively using or producing insulin, which is necessary for the regulation of blood sugar. This can be a symptom of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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  • 13. 

    True or False? Some bacteria produce poisons called toxins.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Some bacteria have the ability to produce toxins, which are harmful substances that can cause damage to the body. These toxins can be released by the bacteria into their surroundings or directly into the body when an individual is infected. The toxins produced by bacteria can cause a range of symptoms and can be responsible for various diseases and infections. Therefore, it is true that some bacteria produce poisons called toxins.

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  • 14. 

    Check all that apply. What organ(s) below is NOT a part of the immune system

    • A.

      Bone marrow

    • B.

      Thymus

    • C.

      Spleen

    • D.

      All of the above are a part of the immune system

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are a part of the immune system
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above are a part of the immune system" because bone marrow, thymus, and spleen are all organs that play a role in the immune system. Bone marrow produces immune cells, thymus is involved in the development of T cells, and spleen filters the blood and helps in the removal of old or damaged red blood cells. Therefore, none of these organs can be considered as not a part of the immune system.

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  • 15. 

    True or False? A tumor is a mass abnormal tissue.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A tumor is indeed a mass of abnormal tissue. Tumors can be either benign or malignant, with benign tumors being non-cancerous and malignant tumors being cancerous. Tumors can occur in various parts of the body and can cause a range of symptoms depending on their location and size. It is important to diagnose and treat tumors early to prevent further complications.

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  • 16. 

    Fill in the blanks. A Carcinogen causes _______

    • A.

      Cancer

    • B.

      AIDS

    • C.

      Autoimmune Disorder

    Correct Answer
    A. Cancer
    Explanation
    A carcinogen is a substance or agent that can cause cancer. It is known to increase the risk of developing cancer by damaging the DNA in cells, leading to mutations and abnormal cell growth. Therefore, the correct answer is cancer.

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  • 17. 

    Multiple Choice.  _______ is what your body produces when your having a allergic reaction.

    • A.

      Adrenaline

    • B.

      Histamine

    • C.

      Insulin

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Histamine
    Explanation
    Histamine is what your body produces when you're having an allergic reaction. Histamine is released by the immune system in response to an allergen, such as pollen or certain foods. It causes symptoms like itching, sneezing, and swelling in an attempt to protect the body from the perceived threat. Antihistamines are commonly used to block the effects of histamine and alleviate allergic symptoms. Adrenaline, insulin, and none of the above are not produced during an allergic reaction.

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  • 18. 

    True or False? Cancer is a disease in which cells multiply uncontrollably and destroy healthy tissue.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cancer is a disease characterized by the uncontrolled growth and division of abnormal cells, which can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissues. This abnormal cell growth can lead to the formation of tumors and the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body. Therefore, it is true that cancer is a disease in which cells multiply uncontrollably and destroy healthy tissue.

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  • 19. 

    Fill in the blank. A chemical that kills bacteria or slows their growth without harming body cells is a ____________.

    Correct Answer
    Antibiotic, Anti-biotic, Anti biotic
    Explanation
    An antibiotic is a chemical that can either kill bacteria or inhibit their growth without causing harm to the body's own cells. It is used to treat bacterial infections and is effective in targeting specific types of bacteria. The term "antibiotic" is derived from the Greek words "anti" meaning against and "bios" meaning life, indicating its ability to combat bacterial life. The variations in spelling (antibiotic, anti-biotic, anti biotic) all refer to the same concept and can be used interchangeably.

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  • 20. 

    True or False. HIV is the only the only kind of VIRUS that is known to attack the human immune system directly and destroy T cells.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    HIV, or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is indeed the only known virus that directly attacks the human immune system and specifically targets T cells. T cells are a type of white blood cell that play a crucial role in the immune response. HIV infects and replicates within T cells, gradually weakening the immune system and making individuals more susceptible to infections and diseases. This is why HIV is considered a particularly dangerous virus and why it can lead to the development of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) if left untreated.

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