Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases: Definition & Examples


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A disease is

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1. What kind of disease can be spread from person to person?

2. What is the difference between a communicable disease and a noncommunicable disease?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Disease can be acquired in different ways, and you can test what you know about communicable and noncommunicable diseases with this quiz and printable worksheet combo. This quiz will have you define disease, compare both types of diseases and explore characteristics of each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will inquire regarding:

  • Definition of disease
  • Disease spread from person to person
  • Communicable vs. noncommunicable
  • Developing noncommunicable diseases
  • Identification of disease type

Skills Practiced

Students will exemplify their skills in:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as noncommunicable and communicable diseases
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types of diseases
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding diseases spread from person to person and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as disease

Additional Learning

Take a look at the accompanying lesson titled Communicable & Noncommunicable Diseases: Definition & Examples for more information on this topic. Goals of this lesson will include:

  • Define disease, communicable and noncommunicable
  • Explain the differences between communicable and noncommunicable diseases
  • Understand how noncommunicable diseases can be acquired
  • Know common examples of both types of diseases