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Early History of Microbiology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why are live vaccines potentially more dangerous than inactivated vaccines?

Question 2 2. Why were milkmaids resistant to smallpox?

Question 3 3. Why was the discovery of germ theory so important?

Question 4 4. How are antibiotics different from vaccines?

Question 5 5. Why are there so many different kinds of antibiotics?

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Question 6 6. What process is used by microbes to help make foods like yogurt?

Question 7 7. What is the technique used by scientists to grow microbes?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is not a microbe?

Question 9 9. The bacteria found in your body that help protect you from disease are called which one of the following?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is a term for a microbe that makes you sick?

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Question 11 11. How does chemotherapy fight cancer differently than surgery or radiation?

Question 12 12. Antitumor antibiotics were developed from what original purpose?

Question 13 13. Methotrexate, a modern chemotherapy drug, was based off the work of Farber and Kilte and their use of _____.

Question 14 14. Nitrogen mustard was found to work against tumors by _____ and _____.

Question 15 15. How are alkylating agents useful in fighting cancer?

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Question 16 16. Which process used smallpox scabs to help provide protection against severe smallpox disease?

Question 17 17. Which of the following scientists did NOT contribute to the development of germ theory?

Question 18 18. When did the concept of immunity gain significant understanding?

Question 19 19. How did smallpox vaccination differ from variolation?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements is supported by germ theory?

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Question 21 21. What was Van Leeuwenhoek's trade?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements best describes Van Leeuwenhoek's educational background?

Question 23 23. Which of the following best describes the means by which Van Leeuwenhoek communicated his findings?

Question 24 24. Which of the following did Van Leeuwenhoek consider his greatest scientific contribution?

Question 25 25. Which one of the following is widely considered Van Leeuwenhoek's most significant contribution to scientific knowledge?

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Question 26 26. What was the significance of Pasteur's study of sour wine to the eventual disproof of spontaneous generation?

Question 27 27. How was the theory of spontaneous generation used to explain why food that was left out would eventually be covered in microbes, maggots, flies, and rodents?

Question 28 28. What is the Germ Theory of Disease?

Question 29 29. Why did Pasteur use a swan-necked flask when he was trying to disprove spontaneous generation?

Question 30 30. Why was the disproof of spontaneous generation and the development of germ theory of disease so important?

Early History of Microbiology Chapter Exam Instructions

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