Quiz Over Epidemiology

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Quiz Over Epidemiology

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A pandemic is an epidemic affecting or attacking a population of an extensive region, country, or continent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The first disease brought to the attention of an epidemiologist is the primary case.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The chain of infection includes: infectious agent, portal of exit, mode of transmission, portal of entry, and susceptible host.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The stage of susceptibility precedes the disease and involves the likelihood a host has of ill effects from an external agent or pathogen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The stage of pre-symptomatic disease period is useful for determining the etiologic agent of disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Cowpox is a zoonotic disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Cholera is a chronic disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Primary deficiency diseases result from the body's inability to use specific nutrients properly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Who introduced the term epidemic?
    • A. 

      Jesty

    • B. 

      Sydenham

    • C. 

      Hippocrates

    • D. 

      Lind

  • 10. 
    Semmelweis observed high levels of deaths in what population?
    • A. 

      Low income

    • B. 

      People drinking contaminated water

    • C. 

      Mothers

    • D. 

      Cows

  • 11. 
    Doll and Hill assessed the association between _____ and _____ in a ____ study design.
    • A. 

      High fat diets, cancer, case control

    • B. 

      Smoking, cancer, cohort

    • C. 

      Drinking, cancer, cohort

    • D. 

      Smoking, cancer, case control

  • 12. 
    Health is a state of complete _____, _____, and _____ well-being.
    • A. 

      Physical, emotional, and economical

    • B. 

      Physical, mental, and social

    • C. 

      Social, physical, and economical

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Diseases arise from:
    • A. 

      Infectious agents or environmental stresses

    • B. 

      Inherent weaknesses

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The capacity of the agent to cause a disease in the infected host is which characteristics of infectious disease agents?
    • A. 

      Pathogenicity

    • B. 

      Infectivity

    • C. 

      Infection

    • D. 

      Virulence

  • 15. 
    The definition of host is
    • A. 

      A person or animal who permits lodgment of an infectious disease agent under unnatural conditions

    • B. 

      Someone who is susceptible to an infection and allows lodgment of an infectious disease agent under natural conditions

    • C. 

      A person or animal who permits lodgement of an infectious disease agent under natural conditions

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Herd immunity is
    • A. 

      Viewed as how many people in a population have gotten immunized

    • B. 

      Resistance of a population to the invasion and spread of an infectious disease

    • C. 

      Resistance of a population to the invasion and spread of a chronic disease

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    State laws and organizations require one or two beds to be kept, designed, and equpped in a hospital or nursing home for what specific reason?
    • A. 

      Isolation

    • B. 

      Emergency procedures for Zika

    • C. 

      Quarantine

    • D. 

      Just a regulation

  • 18. 
    Increasing levels of ____ and higher levels of _____ has produced a change in the emphasis of epidemiologic studies
    • A. 

      Researchers, educational

    • B. 

      Smoking, obesity

    • C. 

      Life expectancy, chronic disease

    • D. 

      Life expectancy, cancer

  • 19. 
    Epidemiologists are interested in
    • A. 

      The causes of diseases and how to control them

    • B. 

      The frequency and geographic distribution of diseases

    • C. 

      Individual level symptoms

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B

    • F. 

      B and C

  • 20. 
    Maternal mortality rates reflect health care access and socioeconomic factors
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Birth rate is used to project population changes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    An example of a proximate determinant of fertility is educational status
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    An example of a proximate determinant of fertility is educational status.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The three measures of population change are fertility rates, mortality rates, and migration rates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Death, birth, marriage, divorce, and fetal death are examples of population change factors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False