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Antimicrobial Drugs Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which bacterial process(es) do quinolones and fluoroquinolones inhibit?

Question 2 2. What does the drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) actually do?

Question 3 3. What unique cell wall structure do mycobacteria have that Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria do not?

Question 4 4. What is the common modern meaning of the word antibiotic?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements about antibiotics with a narrow spectrum of antimicrobial activity is FALSE?

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Question 6 6. For a minor fungal skin infection, like athlete's foot, which of these drugs would NOT be a good choice?

Question 7 7. A patient who returned to the United States after vacationing in Africa was feeling ill. After a thorough examination his doctor determined that the patient is suffering from malaria. Which of the following would the doctor prescribe to treat the condition?

Question 8 8. How do we distinguish cephalosporins from penicillins?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a good target for a selectively toxic antimicrobial drug?

Question 10 10. Which of the following molecules is a lipopeptide antibiotic used to treat multidrug-resistant MRSA infections?

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Question 11 11. What is one way that scientists believe antimicrobial peptides achieve selective toxicity?

Question 12 12. What does it mean if two drugs have synergistic effects?

Question 13 13. Why is the cell wall a good target for an antibiotic?

Question 14 14. What could be a possible side effect of taking an antibiotic, and what would be a good treatment for this side effect?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is why a doctor would NOT test a microbe's antibiotic susceptibility?

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Question 16 16. What did Paul Ehrlich mean by a magic bullet?

Question 17 17. What is a nucleoside analog?

Question 18 18. Walter was recently diagnosed with a case of genital warts stemming from the human papillomavirus. Which of the following courses of treatment may his physician prescribe?

Question 19 19. What does the XDR stand for in XDR tuberculosis?

Question 20 20. How do bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance?

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Question 21 21. Because penicillin is more effective against Gram-positive bacteria, it is an example of a/an _____ antibiotic.

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements about rifamycins is FALSE?

Question 23 23. Antimicrobial peptides tend to be _____ charged, and bacterial surfaces tend to be _____ charged.

Question 24 24. Why is echinocandins called ''the penicillin of antifungals''?

Question 25 25. Why do antibiotics that inhibit the bacterial ribosome sometimes produce mild toxicity in humans?

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Question 26 26. Which of these is NOT a strategy that is known to make bacteria resistant to penicillin?

Question 27 27. How is the nucleoside analog, acyclovir, effective at treating cold sores and genital herpes?

Question 28 28. Which method would you use to see if an antibiotic was bactericidal or bacteriostatic?

Question 29 29. Which of these statements is NOT true about drug-resistant tuberculosis?

Question 30 30. Which of these antibiotics prevents tRNAs from attaching to the A site of the ribosome?

Antimicrobial Drugs Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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