General Microbiology II

Sample Questions for Exam 4 (May 4, 12:30 pm)

MULTIPLE CHOICE: Choose the letter corresponding to the ONE answer for each question.

  1. Which statement about respiratory infections is true?
    a. Pneumonia is characterized by the formation of granulomas, which are accumulations of cells observed as discrete white areas in chest X-rays.
    b. Release of host defense factors, including cytokines, in response to respiratory tract infection is responsible for some of the symptoms of influenza.
    c. Diphtheria is caused by a virus that sets up a lower respiratory tract infection characterized by formation of a pseudomembrane in the lungs.

  2. Which statement about genitourinary infections is true?
    a. Nongonoccocal urethritis (NGU) is a STD with signs and symptoms in males that resemble those of gonorrhea.
    b. Urinary cystitis in women is associated with sexual activity, and it is considered to be a STD.
    c. In both men and women Chlamydia causes urethral infections; it may result in PID, but not cervical infections, in women.

MATCHING MULTIPLE CHOICE: Choose the BEST answer. An answer may be used more than once within a set of questions.

Answers to questions 3-4:

a. antibiotics
b. replacement of lost fluid and electrolytes
c. antitoxin
d. vaccination
e. more than one of these
  1. - 4. Recommended treatment for tuberculosis and Lyme disease involves _____ (3) whereas treatment for diphtheria involves _____ (4). 

TRUE FALSE: If a statement is TRUE, enter A on the answer sheet; if it is FALSE, enter B.

  1. Chronic gastric Helicobacter pylori infection, genital herpes and Chlamydia infection, but not genital warts, have all been demonstrated to have the potential to lead to development of cancer in addition to causing chronic or persistent conditions.

  2. Acne and boils both involve abscesses, which are lesions characterized by centers containing bacteria and pus (dead neutrophils and their debris) surrounded by accumulations of live neutrophils (PMNs) enclosed in a fibrin capsule.

To help you prepare for the exam, I have scheduled a help session in 218 PSN from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 3

Have fun studying all about infectious diseases ... and good luck on the exam :>)

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