The Big Quiz On Health Worldwide

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This is a brief quiz on the basics of general knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the mid-1980s, how did physicians in China regard HIV-AIDS?

    • A.

      As A "Foreign Problem"

    • B.

      As A "Media-Induced Issue"

    • C.

      As A Controllable Problem

    • D.

      As A "Limited Issue"

    Correct Answer
    A. As A "Foreign Problem"
    Explanation
    Physicians in China during the mid-1980s regarded HIV-AIDS as a "foreign problem." This suggests that they saw the disease as something that primarily affected other countries and was not a significant concern within China itself. This perception may have led to a lack of urgency in addressing the issue and implementing effective prevention and treatment measures. It also highlights the importance of recognizing global health issues and not dismissing them as unrelated or unimportant to one's own country or community.

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  • 2. 

    In 2006, what once epidemic disease had cases reported only in Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan?

    • A.

      Smallpox

    • B.

      HIV-AIDS

    • C.

      Polio

    • D.

      Avian Flu

    Correct Answer
    C. Polio
    Explanation
    Polio is the correct answer because in 2006, cases of this epidemic disease were reported only in Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. This suggests that polio was still prevalent in these countries while other diseases like smallpox, HIV-AIDS, and avian flu were not limited to these specific regions during that time.

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  • 3. 

    What was the primary weapon used to nearly eradicated Guinea worm disease in Asia and Africa?

    • A.

      Oral Medications

    • B.

      Vitamins

    • C.

      Vaccines

    • D.

      Education

    Correct Answer
    D. Education
    Explanation
    Education was the primary weapon used to nearly eradicate Guinea worm disease in Asia and Africa. By educating communities about the importance of clean water sources, proper hygiene practices, and the life cycle of the Guinea worm, people were able to prevent the spread of the disease. This knowledge empowered individuals to take necessary precautions and implement preventive measures, leading to a significant reduction in Guinea worm cases.

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  • 4. 

    What drug company has donated 125 million doses of Mectizan to prevent river blindness in South America?

    • A.

      Pfizer

    • B.

      Merck & Co.

    • C.

      Eli Lilly And Company

    • D.

      The Upjohn Company

    Correct Answer
    B. Merck & Co.
    Explanation
    Merck & Co. is the correct answer because they have donated 125 million doses of Mectizan to prevent river blindness in South America. This demonstrates their commitment to corporate social responsibility and their efforts to improve public health in the region.

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  • 5. 

    What government office tracks the amount of money spent on junk food in the U.S each year?

    • A.

      FTC Bureau Of Consumer Protection

    • B.

      Department Of Health And Human Services

    • C.

      Bureau Of Labor Statistics

    • D.

      Department Of Agriculture

    Correct Answer
    C. Bureau Of Labor Statistics
    Explanation
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the government office that tracks the amount of money spent on junk food in the U.S each year. They collect data on consumer spending habits and categorize it into various categories, including food and beverages. This information helps to provide insights into consumer behavior and trends related to junk food consumption in the country.

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  • 6. 

    What U.S. state held 5 of the spots on the "Men's Health" list of America's Ten Fattest Cities?

    • A.

      Ohio

    • B.

      New Jersey

    • C.

      West Virginia

    • D.

      Texas

    Correct Answer
    D. Texas
    Explanation
    Texas held 5 of the spots on the "Men's Health" list of America's Ten Fattest Cities. This means that Texas had the highest number of cities on the list compared to any other state.

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  • 7. 

    What California city was America's leanest in 2010, according to Men's Health magazine?

    • A.

      Sacramento

    • B.

      Fresno

    • C.

      San Diego

    • D.

      San Francisco

    Correct Answer
    D. San Francisco
    Explanation
    San Francisco was named America's leanest city in 2010 by Men's Health magazine. This suggests that the city had the lowest rate of obesity or the highest rate of fitness and healthy lifestyles compared to other cities in California.

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  • 8. 

    What Texas city was America's fattest in 2010, according to Men's Health magazine?

    • A.

      Houston

    • B.

      Corpus Christi

    • C.

      Abilene

    • D.

      Dallas

    Correct Answer
    B. Corpus Christi
    Explanation
    Corpus Christi was named America's fattest city in 2010 by Men's Health magazine. This suggests that the city had the highest percentage of overweight or obese residents compared to other Texas cities. The magazine likely based their ranking on factors such as obesity rates, unhealthy eating habits, lack of physical activity, and other related factors.

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  • 9. 

    How does the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System collect information in the U.S?

    • A.

      By Telephone

    • B.

      By Anonymous Mail Surveys

    • C.

      By Reviewing Surveillance Video

    • D.

      By E-Mail Survey

    Correct Answer
    A. By Telephone
    Explanation
    The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System collects information in the U.S by telephone. This method allows for direct communication with participants, ensuring accurate and timely data collection. It also allows for clarification of any questions or concerns that participants may have. Telephone surveys are a common and effective way to gather information from a large and diverse population.

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  • 10. 

    What city landed the bottom spot in a 2010 study of America's 50 fittest cities?

    • A.

      Las Vegas, Nevada

    • B.

      Oklahoma City

    • C.

      Dallas

    • D.

      Miami

    Correct Answer
    B. Oklahoma City
    Explanation
    Oklahoma City was ranked as the least fit city in a 2010 study of America's 50 fittest cities. This means that it had the lowest overall fitness levels compared to other cities in the study. The study likely considered factors such as obesity rates, exercise habits, access to fitness facilities, and overall health indicators to determine the rankings.

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  • 11. 

    What U.S. city was declared the fittest in a 2010 study by the American College of Sports Medicine?

    • A.

      Minneapolis

    • B.

      Memphis

    • C.

      Miami

    • D.

      Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    A. Minneapolis
    Explanation
    Minneapolis was declared the fittest U.S. city in a 2010 study by the American College of Sports Medicine. This suggests that Minneapolis ranked highest in terms of its residents' overall fitness levels and engagement in physical activity. The city's commitment to promoting an active lifestyle and providing accessible recreational facilities and programs may have contributed to its recognition as the fittest city in the study.

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  • 12. 

    In 2010, what did 22% of NYC residents surveyed report their personal health to be?

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Poor

    • C.

      Excellent

    • D.

      Average

    Correct Answer
    C. Excellent
    Explanation
    22% of NYC residents surveyed reported their personal health to be excellent in 2010.

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  • 13. 

    What is the cost to the Selian Hospital in Tanzania per child to surgically correct skeletal deformities?

    • A.

      580

    • B.

      2000

    • C.

      5000

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    D. 100
    Explanation
    The cost to the Selian Hospital in Tanzania per child to surgically correct skeletal deformities is 100.

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  • 14. 

    In a 2010 study by Transportation For America, what U.S. city proved most dangerous for pedestrians?

    • A.

      Albany, New York

    • B.

      Denver, Colorado

    • C.

      Orlando, Florida

    • D.

      Akron, Ohio

    Correct Answer
    C. Orlando, Florida
    Explanation
    In a 2010 study by Transportation For America, Orlando, Florida was found to be the most dangerous U.S. city for pedestrians. This means that Orlando had the highest number of pedestrian accidents or fatalities compared to the other cities listed. The study likely analyzed factors such as pedestrian infrastructure, traffic patterns, and accident rates to determine the level of danger for pedestrians in each city.

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  • 15. 

    In 2004, what American city was declared the best for joggers by "Runner's World" magazine?

    • A.

      San Francisco

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      Boston

    • D.

      Houston

    Correct Answer
    A. San Francisco
    Explanation
    San Francisco was declared the best city for joggers in 2004 by "Runner's World" magazine. This suggests that the city provides favorable conditions and infrastructure for jogging, such as scenic routes, well-maintained parks, and a supportive running community. San Francisco's hilly terrain and pleasant weather may also contribute to its appeal for joggers.

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