Infection Control Questions Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    What is a germ?
    • A. 

      A very small, living thing

    • B. 

      Microorganism

    • C. 

      A very small, nonliving thing

    • D. 

      A very large, living thing

  • 2. 
    "Resistance," what is this?
    • A. 

      The pathway by which microorganisms enter the body

    • B. 

      Ability to fight off

    • C. 

      An invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms that multiply, causing disease or damage to tissue

    • D. 

      Pathway by which microorganism exits the body

  • 3. 
    What is the meaning of something transmitted?
    • A. 

      It means the body's ability to fight off infection

    • B. 

      Transferred or spread

    • C. 

      Route by which microorganisms leave the body

  • 4. 
    Portal of Entry.
    • A. 

      Transferred or spread

    • B. 

      Invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms that multiply, causing disease or damage to tissue

    • C. 

      Route by which microorganisms leave the body

    • D. 

      Pathway by which microorganisms enter the body

  • 5. 
    Portal of exit.
    • A. 

      Route by which microorganisms leave the body

    • B. 

      Transferred or spread

    • C. 

      Route by which microorganisms enter the body

  • 6. 
    Microorganism.
    • A. 

      A very small, nonliving thing

    • B. 

      A very small, living thing

    • C. 

      A germ

    • D. 

      A parasite

  • 7. 
    Give the best description of infection.
    • A. 

      Invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms that multiply, causing disease or damage to tissue

    • B. 

      Invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms that multiply.

    • C. 

      Invasion of the body that multiplies, causing disease or damage to tissue

    • D. 

      Something causing disease or damage to tissue

  • 8. 
    What is a method of entry for organisms?
    • A. 

      Breaks in the skin or mucus membrane

    • B. 

      Respiratory tract

    • C. 

      Gastrointestinal tract

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 9. 
    Organisms leave the body through all of the following except through:
    • A. 

      Excessive perspiration

    • B. 

      Drainage of wound

    • C. 

      Saliva and blood

    • D. 

      Urine and feces

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not a reason why the elderly client is considered a susceptible host for diseases?
    • A. 

      Poor nursing care is administered in all nursing homes

    • B. 

      Infections in the elderly may be missed because of predisposing factors

    • C. 

      Some diseases and conditions predisposing Some diseases and conditions predispose the elderly to infection

    • D. 

      The immune system is not as effective at fighting off infections

  • 11. 
    Who is considered a susceptible host?
    • A. 

      Everyone who is in a long term care facility

    • B. 

      Everyone who is working in a hospital or long term care facility

    • C. 

      Everyone who has low resistance or decreased immunity

    • D. 

      Everyone who has low resistance or increased immunity

  • 12. 
    Which of the following may be symptoms of a local infection?
    • A. 

      Pain, swelling, whitened area, and increased heat in the area

    • B. 

      Pain, swelling, redness, and increased heat in the area

    • C. 

      Pain, swelling, redness, and decreased heat in the area

    • D. 

      Pain, whitened area, pus, and odor

  • 13. 
    Microorganisms are spread by all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Moisture in the air

    • B. 

      Sterile items

    • C. 

      Contaminated food

    • D. 

      Contact of secretions

  • 14. 
    Gram positive or gram negative bacteria
    • A. 

      Study of bacteria

    • B. 

      Denotes the color the bacteria take when a special stain is used

    • C. 

      The scientific study of microorganisms

    • D. 

      Multicellular animal forms, for example, roundworms, tapeworms

  • 15. 
    Pathogenic organism
    • A. 

      Those that produce disease

    • B. 

      Those that produce disease

    • C. 

      One which uses living organic material as a source of food

    • D. 

      One celled animals

  • 16. 
    Protozoa
    • A. 

      Worms

    • B. 

      One-celled animals

    • C. 

      Viruses

    • D. 

      Smallest of all the microorganisms

  • 17. 
    Classifications of Microorganisms.
    • A. 

      Plant

    • B. 

      Animal

    • C. 

      Protista

    • D. 

      All the above

    • E. 

      All the above except Protista

  • 18. 
    Major Groups of Pathogenic Microorganisms "Bacteria"
    • A. 

      Staphylococcus

    • B. 

      Streptococcus (Rheumatic fever and strep throat are examples)

    • C. 

      Bacillus (Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (TB) is one example)

    • D. 

      All above except Bacillus

    • E. 

      All above

  • 19. 
    Major Groups of Pathogenic Microorganisms "Fungi" or Molds that produce disease and infections.
    • A. 

      Histoplasmosis

    • B. 

      Ringworm

    • C. 

      Athlete's foot

    • D. 

      All above except Athlete's foot

    • E. 

      All above

  • 20. 
    Major Groups of Pathogenic Microorganisms "Yeast" is also a fungus or under the category of Fungi.
    • A. 

      Yeast vaginitis

    • B. 

      Thrush

    • C. 

      Malaria

    • D. 

      All above except Malaria

    • E. 

      All above

  • 21. 
    Major Groups of Pathogenic Microorganisms " Protozoa" one-celled microscopic animals.
    • A. 

      The life cycle some requires two hosts for life cycle

    • B. 

      Malaria

    • C. 

      African sleeping sickness (African Trypanosomiasis

    • D. 

      Amebic Dysentery

    • E. 

      Trichomoniasis (vaginal Infection)

    • F. 

      All except "The life cycle some requires two hosts for life cycle"

    • G. 

      All above

  • 22. 
    Metazoa or Helminths are multicellular animal forms.
    • A. 

      Pin worms

    • B. 

      Hook worms

    • C. 

      Trichinosis

    • D. 

      Tape worms

    • E. 

      All above

    • F. 

      All above except "Trichinosis"

  • 23. 
    Major Groups of Pathogenic Microorganisms "Viruses"
    • A. 

      A virus can only survive in living cells

    • B. 

      May not be seen with a regular microscope, but a Electron Microscope

    • C. 

      Many different types; affect different parts of the body

    • D. 

      Herpes virus "herpes simplex, herpes zoster

    • E. 

      Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

    • F. 

      Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)- acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

    • G. 

      Everything is correct regarding viruses except "Many different types; affect different parts of the body"

    • H. 

      Everything is correct regarding viruses

  • 24. 
    Rickettsial Diseases Classified as "Protista"
    • A. 

      Transmission usually by mosquitoes, body lice, wood ticks, and mites

    • B. 

      Rocky Mountain spotted fever

    • C. 

      Lyme disease

    • D. 

      Typhus fever

    • E. 

      All above

    • F. 

      All except "Lyme disease"

  • 25. 
    Growth of Microorganisms Bacteria and viruses are the most common in the spread of disease. These grow best on:
    • A. 

      At body temperature, Where light is limited, Where there is moisture, and where there is a simple food supply

    • B. 

      At body temperature, Well lighted, Where there is no moisture, and where there is a simple food supply

    • C. 

      They survive well outside in the ground

    • D. 

      They survive well on dry surfaces

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