AQA Biology B1.1: Keeping Healthy

1. What is the main reason it is medically beneficial to grow and investigate cultures of microorganisms?

  • The effectiveness of specialised scientific equipment in dealing with microorganisms can be observed
  • Their reactions to various new antibiotics can be observed, to see the effectiveness of a developing drug
  • Their reproductive rate under different conditions can be observed, and thus accurate prognoses and medical predictions made
  • Medical researchers can earn money! ;)
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2. A nationwide contagion is an epidemic. An international contagion is referred to as a...

  • Terrademic
  • Indemic
  • Pandemic
  • Intrademic

3. Which of the following ailments can be contracted from obesity?

  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Influenza

4. A seemingly random alteration in the composition of genetic material during its mitotic replication in asexual reproduction is referred to as a...

  • Modification
  • Mutation
  • Skeuomorph
  • Variation

5. Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis employed what method of infection prevention in many hospitals?

  • The Semmelweis ward rotation method for patients
  • Use of disinfectant on all medical instruments following use
  • Hand washing before treatments and between wards
  • The wearing of face masks by all medical staff


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