Immunology General

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an example of naturally acquired specific immunity?
    • A. 

      Vaccination

    • B. 

      Placental transfer of anitbodies

    • C. 

      Administration of anitoxin

    • D. 

      Interferons

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are examples of first or second line of defences in the body? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Mucous membranes

    • B. 

      Enzymes in secretions

    • C. 

      Interferon

    • D. 

      Vaccinations

  • 3. 
    Nonspecific innate immunity is present shortly after birth (2-4 weeks)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following compliment pathways is the final pathway?
    • A. 

      Classical Pathway

    • B. 

      Alternative Pathway

    • C. 

      MBL

    • D. 

      MAC

  • 5. 
    Which compliment pathway involves the C1 protein and is activated by the antigen-antibody complexes?
    • A. 

      Alternative

    • B. 

      MBL

    • C. 

      Classical

    • D. 

      MAC

  • 6. 
    The alternative pathway is usually triggered without anitbody involvement
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A cell becomes infected with a virus and begins to produce proteins that signal nearby cells to produce antivirual proteins. What are the signal proteins called?
    • A. 

      Cytokines

    • B. 

      Interferons

    • C. 

      Phagocytic proteins

    • D. 

      Antigen presenting complex

  • 8. 
    Humoral immunity is associated with which type of cell?
    • A. 

      Natural Killer Cells

    • B. 

      T Cells

    • C. 

      B Cells

    • D. 

      Innate Cells

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is true regarding the primary immune response?
    • A. 

      It is carried out by innate cells

    • B. 

      It is part of the specific immune response

    • C. 

      It is the skin barrier preventing entry of a pathogen

    • D. 

      It is the mucous barrier lining epithelial cells

  • 10. 
    T lymphocytes are more abundant in circulating blood than B lymphocytes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    If a person was diagnosed with AIDS, which of the following would you expect to see from their blood results?
    • A. 

      CD4+ T Cells outnumbering the CD8+ T cells

    • B. 

      Cytotoxic T cells outnumbering the Helper T cells

    • C. 

      A ration of 1:1 between CD4 and CD8 T cells

    • D. 

      No abnormality in blood lymphocyte make up

  • 12. 
    Helper T cells recognize antigen fragments associated with __________ where as Cytotoxic T cells recognize fragments associated with ______.
    • A. 

      MHC-2 molecules, MHC-1 molecules

    • B. 

      MHC-1 molecules, MHC-2 molecules

    • C. 

      MHC-1 molecules, MHC-1 molecules

    • D. 

      MHC-2 molecules, MHC-2 molecules

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Is carried out primarily by T cells

    • B. 

      Is more effective against intracellular pathogens

    • C. 

      Is carried out primarily by B cells

    • D. 

      Is more effective against extracellular pathogens

  • 14. 
    A patient is sick and their blood levels indicate higher amounts of IgM compared with IgG, this is most likely
    • A. 

      The patients first exposure to the antigen

    • B. 

      The patients second exposure to the antigen

    • C. 

      Going to be associated with a long lived response

    • D. 

      A secondary immune response

  • 15. 
    A specific antibody binds to a specific binding site on an antigen, this area on the antigen where the antibody binds is called __________
    • A. 

      Immunogenicity

    • B. 

      Haptope

    • C. 

      Eptitope

    • D. 

      Immunoglobulins

  • 16. 
    Haptens alone can trigger an immune response
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which portion of the antibody binds with the antigen? (Select 2)
    • A. 

      Fc

    • B. 

      Crystallizable

    • C. 

      Variable

    • D. 

      FAB

  • 18. 
    Which class of antibody has 10 binding sites?
    • A. 

      IgM

    • B. 

      IgE

    • C. 

      IgA

    • D. 

      IgD

    • E. 

      IgG

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is true regarding IgM? (Select 2)
    • A. 

      It is the first antibody produced in response to infection

    • B. 

      It requires class switching

    • C. 

      It has 2 forms - surface form and secreted form

    • D. 

      The compliment system is blind to IgM

  • 20. 
    Where would you find low levels of IgA?
    • A. 

      Mucosal surfaces

    • B. 

      General blood circulation

    • C. 

      Breast Milk

    • D. 

      Saliva

  • 21. 
    Shortly after birth and before a newborn can produce its own antibodies, what is the only antibody class protecting the newborn?
    • A. 

      IgA

    • B. 

      IgM

    • C. 

      IgG

    • D. 

      All of the options

  • 22. 
    An Anaphylactic reaction is associated with abnormal production of which antibody?
    • A. 

      IgD

    • B. 

      IgE

    • C. 

      All Antibodies

    • D. 

      No Antibodies