Molecular Immunology (Pre-test)

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For each of the following select the best answer that best fits the question or statement.

1. An infectious disease is one that
A. is inherited
B. comes from pollutants in the environment
C. is caused by a pathogen
D. is the result of poor sleep
2. The body's nonspecific defenses against pathogens are
A. Cytotoxic T cells
B. antibodies
C. helper T cells
D. skin, mucus, sweat, and tears
3. Your immune system's specific defense is best described as
A. a response to a general threat of infection
B. a response to a particular pathogen
C. inflammation at the infection site followed by fever
D. none of the above
4. A pathogen may be a
A. Bacteria
B. Fungus
C. Parasite
D. All of the above
5. Proteins that mark or tag a pathogen for destruction by the immune cells are called
A. histamines
B. T cells
C. antibodies
D. antigens
6. A person who receives a vaccine for measles
A. is able to produce antibodies against measles
B. is more susceptible to measles than a non vaccinated individual
C. has already been infected with measles
D. can spread measles
7. The following image is that of which molecule:
A. MHC -TCR complex
B. IgG
C. Toll-like Receptor
D. Dermicidin
8. Which of the following is not true about vaccines:
A. It may contain a weakened version of living microbe
B. It may include specific antigens (or epitopes)
C. It is always produced in eggs
D. It may be produced using recombinant DNA technology
9. The following image is that of which molecule?
A. MHC-TCR complex
B. IgG
C. Toll-like Receptor
D. Dermicidin
10. The main function(s) of the T-Cell Receptor (TCR) proteins is/are to:
A. Recognize foreign peptides presented by antigen presenting cells
B. bind to the appropriate macrophages and dendritic cells along with appropriate antigens
C. recognize that the cell is infected
D. all of the above