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  Health Practice Test:  Unit IV 

(Infectious Disease and Disease Prevention)

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1. Which of the following STD's is not caused by a virus?
  herpes
syphilis
genital warts
AIDS
none of the above
2. Which of the following in not a type of blood vessel?
vein
artery
ventricle
capillary
venule
3. Which of the following is the leading cause of death primarily among older adults?
cancer
accidents
suicide
heart disease
liver disease
4. Which of the following in not a sexually transmitted disease?
chlamydia
yeast infection
gonorrhea
genital warts
syphilis
5. Hypertension, high blood pressure, can ultimately cause __________________.
diabetes
cardiovascular disease (CVD)
kidney problems
all of the above
6. Which of the following diseases infect the lungs?
hepatitis
pneumonia
  mumps
chicken pox
all of the above
7. A _______________ relation means having sexual relations with only one partner.
latent
safer-sex strategies
abstinence
monogamous
polygamous 
8. The single most effective action a woman can take to protect herself from harm caused by breast cancer is to ________________.
have annual mammograms
exercise regularly
have annual breast exams by a health care provider
perform monthly breast self-examinations
stress out
9. The effective approach to avoiding STD's is ________________.
use of condoms
penicillin therapy
use of contraceptive foams
abstinence
use of a diaphragm 
10. When cancer has metastasized, it _______________.
becomes benign
has spread to other parts of the body
becomes a promoter
is less threatening
has disappeared
11. Common cancer treatments include _____________.
chemotherapy
radiation
surgery
none of the above
all of the above
12. Which of the following decreases your risks for cancer?
low fiber intake
low fat intake
high fat intake
high meat intake
13. Which of the following is caused by fungus?
AIDS
urinary tract infection
gonorrhea
syphilis
jock itch
14. Which of the following is not a way in which HIV is transmitted?
sexual intercourse
sharing infected needles
casual contact
from mother to child during natural birth
15. Which of the following is not caused by bacteria?
botulism
chicken pox
Flu
  both chicken pox and the flu
both botulism and chicken pox
16. A proper diet for lowering cholesterol should avoid _______________.
fish oils
dietary fiber
saturated fats
all of the above
none of the above
17. Which of the following is not true of atherosclerosis?
begins with accumulation of mounds of soft fat along inner walls of all the veins
Begins with accumulation of mounds of soft fat along inner walls of all the arteries.
develops slowly over lifetime
also known as hardening of the arteries
18. Which of the following is a preventative action to avoid bacterial contamination of food?
keep cold food cold
keep hot food hot
eat only foods that have been prepared and served on clean surfaces by clean hands
all of the above
19. ______________ is one of the most dangerous kinds of food poisoning caused by toxins released by bacteria found in canned food.
salmonella 
chlamydia
gonorrhea
botulism
the flu
20. The STD characterized by painful, blister sores on or near the penis, vagina, cervix, or mouth is ____________.
genital herpes
genital warts
gonorrhea
chlamydia
21. AIDS is caused by the virus known as ____________.
  HUV
AIDS
HIV
VIH
IHV
22. the latent stage of syphilis can last as long as ___________.
1 to 2 weeks
1 to 2 months
1 to 2 years
10 to 20 years
20 to 50 years
23. Which of the following is not a risk factor for CVD?
hypertension
diabetes
elevated blood cholesterol
smoking
regular exercise
24. Most skin cancers are caused by ____________.
chemicals
radon
trauma
exposure to UV radiation
25. Another word for high blood pressure is ___________.
hypotension
hypertension
exertension
isotension
none of the above
26. A tumor that is not able to spread from one area to another is known as a ________ tumor.
benign
malignant
mutated
metastasized
27. Pain in the heart caused by reduced supply of oxygen to the heart muscle is called __________.
angina
hemorrhage
aneurysm
stroke
none of the above
28. Which of the following is a chemical or agent that prevents or kills the growth of microbes?
antiseptics
disinfectants
antibiotics
all of the above
29. The skin is one of the body's first defenses against pathogens.  Which of the following is not a way in which the skin defends the body against disease?
produces acidic sweat secretions
has one way pores
produces mucus to trap invaders
produces salty sweat
30. ________ is a general term used to describe tiny organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye.
microbes
macrobes
leukoplasts
antigens
histamines
31. This is a general term used to describe any microbe that can cause infectious disease.
microbes
pathogens
chancre
antigens
32. Whitish of grayish patches that form in the mouth from using smokeless tobacco that tend to become cancerous.
mononucleosis
leukoplakia
smallpox
chancre sores
T cells
33. _____________ are drugs used to fight bacterial infections.
histamines
vaccines
antibiotics
antigens
antihistamines
34. Chemical that is released by the body when cells are injured to trigger inflammatory response.
histamine
antibiotics
vaccines
pathogens
microbes
35. ____________ are lymphocytes incubated in the thymus gland.  Have ability to recognize enemies.
T cells
B cells
L cells
A cells
all of the above
36. This is a dangerous and potentially fatal condition caused by damage due to clamydia infection in women.
leukoplakia
mononucleosis
ectopic pregnancy
bubonic plague
smallpox
37. A _________ is a drug made of altered microbes to produce immunity.
antibiotic
pathogen
vaccine
STD
histamine
38. ___________ is a bacterial infection spread by rats in ancient days.
hepatitis
bubonic plague
mononucleosis
leukoplakia
smallpox
39. __________ is a usually mild, easily transmitted viral disease causing fever, weakness, and itchy blisters.
hepatitis
small pox
chicken pox
mononucleosis
bubonic plague
40. A _________ is a painless sore which is the first sign of syphilis.
chancre
leukoplakia
pimple
cold sore
fever blister

 

 


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