1. Why is it important not to use antibiotics too frequently?
- To prevent more resistant strains of bacteria appearing.
- So the antibiotics don't run out.
- To ensure the illness is fully spread before starting to kill the bacteria off.
- To allow the white blood cells of the body to kill more often instead of letting the antibiotics do all the work.
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2. What is agar jelly?
- A type of jelly that is found in cake recipes.
- A culture medium. It contains carbohydrate as an energy source along with various minerals and sometimes other chemicals.
- A culture medium. It is a solid, with a slight jelly-like structure, that contains minerals and sometimes other chemicals.
- A culture medium. It contains proteins as an energy source along with various minerals and sometimes other chemicals.
3. What form of a bacterium do vaccines have in them?
4. Why don't medicines like asprin actually cure your illness?
- Because they promote illness.
- Because they are pain relievers.
- Because the infections are immune to them.
- Because they are made by people who don't like killing anything, even infections.
5. Why might antibiotics stop working effectively in killing bacteria?
- The antibiotics are made to relieve pain.
- The antibiotics are made to increase the patient's symptoms so that doctors are sure of the infection the patient has.
- A mutation occurs in some of the bacteria which means it becomes resistant to the antibiotics.
- The antibiotics are made for a specific amount of bacteria, and when the number of bacteria exceeds this amount, they are not killed.