What Is Leprosy? - History, Signs & Treatment


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Leprosy is also known as:

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1. Leprosy is caused by:

2. The form of leprosy often associated with severe disfigurement of the skin is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of leprosy and how the disease has been treated throughout history. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the causes and symptoms of leprosy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Other names for leprosy
  • Causes of the disease
  • Various forms of leprosy
  • Bacteria associated with the disease
  • Symptoms of tuberculoid leprosy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on leprosy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various bacteria that cause leprosy
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Hansen's Disease
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different forms of leprosy

Additional Learning

To learn more about this disease, review the accompanying lesson on the History & Treatment of Leprosy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the perception of leprosy during the Middle Ages
  • Identify the bacteria that cause leprosy
  • Define Hansen's disease
  • Identify leprosy's symptoms