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Infection Control Quizzes & Trivia

You can be the most hygienic person on the face of the planet, and you should still take this quiz if you want to make sure your knowledge on infection control and prevention is kept up to date. Do you know the proper protocols to take to keep everybody around you and yourself safe from harmful bacteria and viruses? Answer the questions now to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The best method to prevent the spread of infectious illness is by:
    • A. 

      Staying home when ill

    • B. 

      Using hand sanitizer on your hands after you sneeze or cough

    • C. 

      Washing your hands when contaminated

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The following organisms can cause illness when transmitted through food, water and on hands:
    • A. 

      Bacteria (eg. Salmonella, E. coli, Campylobacter)

    • B. 

      Virus (e.g. Norovirus, Hepatitis A)

    • C. 

      Parasites (e.g. Giardia, Ameoba, Cryptosporidium)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    The correct method of washing your hands is:
    • A. 

      Wet hands, rinse, dry

    • B. 

      Wet hands, lather with soap, rinse, dry with a paper towel

    • C. 

      Wet hands, apply soap, rinse, dry with a paper towel

    • D. 

      Before putting in or taking out contact lenses

    • E. 

      Wet hands, apply soap, rinse

  • 4. 
    Hand sanitizer can be used effectively in place of hand washing when:
    • A. 

      You cough or sneeze into hands

    • B. 

      Hand wash facilities are not available

    • C. 

      After using the toilet

    • D. 

      Before or after handling food

    • E. 

      1 and 2 of above

  • 5. 
    Coughing etiquette includes which of the following:
    • A. 

      Covering your mouth when coughing

    • B. 

      Cough/sneeze into your elbow area

    • C. 

      Washing your hands after coughing

    • D. 

      Turn your head away from food/people when coughing

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    If you drop food on the floor, it is okay to eat if you:
    • A. 

      Pick it up in 10 seconds or less

    • B. 

      Blow or wipe off the dirt before you eat it

    • C. 

      Rinse it under cold water

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The most common symptoms of food borne illness include:
    • A. 

      Headache, coughing, sneezing

    • B. 

      Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

    • C. 

      Fever, chills, sore throat

    • D. 

      Rash, congestion, headache

  • 8. 
    Contaminated surfaces can be sanitized to reduce microbes by using the following method:
    • A. 

      Add 1 tablespoon (5 ml) bleach to 1 litet water

    • B. 

      Add 1 tablespoon (5 ml) vinegar to 1 liter soapy water

    • C. 

      Add 10 tablespoon (50 ml) vinegar to 1 liter water

    • D. 

      Add 1 tablespoon (5ml) bleach to 1 liter soapy water

  • 9. 
    Once you sanitize a surface, you should:
    • A. 

      Rinse it off

    • B. 

      Dry with a cloth towel

    • C. 

      Allow to air dry

    • D. 

      Clean with soapy water

  • 10. 
    What is hand hygiene:
    • A. 

      Proper hand washing

    • B. 

      Using hand sanitizer

    • C. 

      Proper glove use

    • D. 

      All of the above, except hand sanitizer is not acceptable when handling food

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