Ntzb Unit 4: Diseases And Illnesses Quiz

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Disease Quizzes & Trivia

This is a diseases and illness quiz for health education at New Tech High @ Zion-Benton East in Zion, IL. Please answer the following 25 questions the best you can. Each question is worth one point. At the end of the exam, please print out your results certificate. YOU MUST TYPE IN YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME UNDER "Your Name" IN ORDER TO GET CREDIT. NO NAME = NO POINTS!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a communicable disease?
    • A. 

      It is a disease that can be spread to others and is contagious.

    • B. 

      It is a disease that cannot be spread and is caused by health habits and behaviors.

    • C. 

      It is a disease that is caused by bacteria in our environment.

    • D. 

      It is a disease that can be spread through food, animals, water, and the air.

  • 2. 
    What causes communicable diseases?
    • A. 

      Organisms

    • B. 

      Unsanitary conditions

    • C. 

      Pathogens

    • D. 

      Dirty objects

  • 3. 
    The following are all common communicable diseases EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Strep Throat

    • B. 

      MRSA

    • C. 

      Skin Cancer

    • D. 

      Mononucleosis

  • 4. 
    Organisms that feed off of a person or animal (a host) is considered what?
    • A. 

      Virus

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Disease

    • D. 

      Pathogen

  • 5. 
    Mononucleosis is an illness that causes the person to become ________________ for weeks.
    • A. 

      Weak and tired

    • B. 

      Nauseated and feverish

    • C. 

      Cold and sweaty

    • D. 

      Hot and in pain

  • 6. 
    What are the two types of pathogens?
    • A. 

      Bacteria and amoeba

    • B. 

      Fungus and amoeba

    • C. 

      Virus and bacteria

    • D. 

      Virus and fungus

  • 7. 
    Strep throat is caused by a bacterium called:
    • A. 

      Staphylococcus

    • B. 

      Streptococcus

    • C. 

      Methicillin

    • D. 

      Amoxicillin

  • 8. 
    What kind of pathogen causes colds?
    • A. 

      Bacteria

    • B. 

      Virus

    • C. 

      Fungus

    • D. 

      Amoeba

  • 9. 
    How does a person treat someone that has a bacteria-causing illness?
    • A. 

      Have them rest and drink fluids.

    • B. 

      Take extra vitamins, especially vitamin C

    • C. 

      Take over-the-counter medication

    • D. 

      See the doctor for antibiotics

  • 10. 
    H1N1 is a mutated form of which pathogen?
    • A. 

      Influenza A

    • B. 

      Influenza B

    • C. 

      Staphylococcus

    • D. 

      Streptococcus

  • 11. 
    The two most common food-borne illness are caused by which two pathogens?
    • A. 

      Salmonella and influenza

    • B. 

      Salmonella and E.coli

    • C. 

      E.coli and influenza

    • D. 

      E.coli and streptococcus

  • 12. 
    The following are all methods to preventing the spread of communicable disease EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Washing your hands before you eat

    • B. 

      Sneezing into the inside or your arm or into a tissue

    • C. 

      Going outside and getting some sun

    • D. 

      Avoid touching your face or mouth

  • 13. 
    What is the main difference between communicable and non-communicable diseases?
    • A. 

      NCD can be treated whereas CD cannot

    • B. 

      CD can spread to others whereas NCD cannot

    • C. 

      CD can be treated whereas NCD cannot

    • D. 

      NCD can spread to others whereas CD cannot

  • 14. 
    Non-communicable diseases are generally caused by:
    • A. 

      Behavioral risk factors

    • B. 

      Biological risk factors

    • C. 

      Environmental risk factors

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 15. 
    True or False: Cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Diabetes is a NCD that is caused when the pancreas:
    • A. 

      Stops making insulin

    • B. 

      Makes too much insulin

    • C. 

      Makes too little insulin and too much glucose

    • D. 

      Stops making insulin or makes too little

  • 17. 
    Heart disease is a condition where blood in the arteries or the heart muscle gets blocked due to plaque caused by:
    • A. 

      Saturated fat

    • B. 

      Cholesterol

    • C. 

      Unsaturated fat

    • D. 

      Lipoprotein

  • 18. 
    Cancer is a disease where an abnormal body cell:
    • A. 

      Stops growing and dies.

    • B. 

      Grows for a time, but then stops.

    • C. 

      Attacks another body cell.

    • D. 

      Grows and spreads to other body parts.

  • 19. 
    Strokes are very similar to heart attacks, but occurs in _________ rather than the heart.
    • A. 

      The lungs

    • B. 

      The spine

    • C. 

      The brain

    • D. 

      The stomach

  • 20. 
    COPD are conditions that are associated with:
    • A. 

      Inactivity

    • B. 

      Pollution

    • C. 

      Smoking

    • D. 

      A high fat diet

  • 21. 
    What percentage of cancers are caused by biological/inherited factors?
    • A. 

      40%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      20%

    • D. 

      10%

  • 22. 
    What amount of cancers are caused by lifestyle factors?
    • A. 

      1/4

    • B. 

      1/3

    • C. 

      1/2

    • D. 

      3/4

  • 23. 
    How many of the top seven causes of death are non-communicable diseases?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      All 7

  • 24. 
    An easy way to prevent the chances of getting diabetes is to:
    • A. 

      Exercise once a week

    • B. 

      Eat a high fat diet

    • C. 

      Eat a low sugar diet

    • D. 

      Take vitamins

  • 25. 
    What are two risk factors that are common with all non-communicable diseases?
    • A. 

      Inactivity and obesity

    • B. 

      Obesity and a high fat diet

    • C. 

      Lack of exercise and too much sugar

    • D. 

      All of the above

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