Immune System Trivia: MCQ Test! Quiz

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Immune System Trivia: MCQ Test! Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A substance that triggers an immune response is an?
    • A. 

      Antibody

    • B. 

      Antigen

    • C. 

      Allergy

    • D. 

      Antibiotic

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are examples of nonspecific defense?
    • A. 

      Skin

    • B. 

      Macrophages

    • C. 

      T-cells

    • D. 

      B-cells

    • E. 

      Fever

    • F. 

      Mucus membranes

    • G. 

      Antibiodies

  • 3. 
    Which statement describes one effect of a fever?
    • A. 

      It increases the growth of pathogens

    • B. 

      It decreases the rate of chemical reactions

    • C. 

      It increases heart rate

    • D. 

      It decreases the number of white blood cells

  • 4. 
    White blood cells that can engulf pathogens are known as?
    • A. 

      Antibodies

    • B. 

      Antigens

    • C. 

      B-cells

    • D. 

      Phagocytes

  • 5. 
    Proteins that bind to specific chemicals on the surface of foreign cells are called?
    • A. 

      Phagocytes

    • B. 

      Antigens

    • C. 

      Antibodies

    • D. 

      T-cells

  • 6. 
    White blood cells that produce pathogen destroying proteins are known as?
    • A. 

      T-cells

    • B. 

      B-cells

    • C. 

      Antigens

    • D. 

      Phagocytes

  • 7. 
    A vaccine is a small amount of a virus or bacteria.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Vaccines work because they allow the immune system to build up antibodies against the pathogen. Then if you are infected with the pathogen you can immediately attack it and not get sick. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Allergies result from allergens binding to mast cells which release histamine. The histamine then causes sneezing, runny noses, and watery eyes. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks foreign cells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False