Antibiotic Resistance: Definition, Types & Problems


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Which antibiotic resistance strategy is analogous to security personnel expelling rowdy party-goers back outside?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a depiction of how antibiotic misuse can increase antibiotic resistance?

2. How do bacteria become resistant to antibiotics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several ways in which bacteria can develop antibiotic resistance, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of these ways and causes.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll be tested on your ability to identify strategies and definitions pertaining to antibiotic resistance, such as:

  • The major types of antibiotic resistance strategies and examples
  • The ways in which a bacterium becomes antibiotic resistant
  • The definition of efflux pump
  • The proper use and misuse of antibiotics

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the antibiotic resistance lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts and examples to examine information about the characteristics of antibiotic resistance
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as efflux pump and horizontal transfer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of antibiotic resistance

Additional Learning

To learn more about how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, review the corresponding lesson on Characteristics of Antibiotic Resistance. This lesson will assist you with the following:

  • Define antibiotic resistance
  • Identify the 6 strategies bacteria use for antibiotic resistance
  • Make the connection between the strategies used in common situations
  • Discover why bacteria are becoming antibiotic resistant
  • Find out what role animals and humans play in antibiotic resistance