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Antibiotics Quiz

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Try your hand at this quiz. Read each question and then click the button to the right of the answer you think is correct.

  1. Antibiotics fight infections caused by:

    a) Viruses

    b) Bacteria

    c) Viruses and Bacteria

  2. Bacteria are germs that cause colds and flu.

    a) True

    b) False

  3. Which of these illnesses should be treated with antibiotics?

    a) Runny Nose

    b) The Flu

    c) Cold

    d) Strep Throat

  4. Bacteria that cause infections can become resistant to antibiotics.

    a) True

    b) False

  5. I can prevent antibiotic-resistant infections when I:
    (hint:  More than one may apply)

    a) don't take an antibiotic for a viral infection

    b) don't save an antibiotic for the next time I am sick

    c) don't take an antibiotic prescribed for someone else

    d) take my antibiotic exactly as my healthcare provider tells me

  6. What can happen if I get an antibiotic-resistant infection?
    (hint:  More than one may apply)

    a) I may have a longer-lasting illness

    b) I may have to visit my doctor more

    c) I may require hospitalization

    d) I may need more costly medicine that may cause side effects

  7. Alexander Fleming discovered the first antibiotic in 1928. What was the antibiotic named?

    a) Mold

    b) Penicillin

    c) Vancomycin

    d) Doxycycline

  8. Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the world's most pressing public health problems.

    a) True

    b) False

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