What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens


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Known as the father of immunology, what was Edward Jenner's main contribution to the science of immunology?

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1. Immune tolerance is a concept which:

2. A molecule which does not cause an immune reaction unless attached to a protein is known as a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the immune system. Some of the information you'll be quizzed on includes identifying the man considered to be the father of immunology as well as knowing the properties of the innate and adaptive immune systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The man who is recognized as the father of immunology
  • Properties of the innate immune system
  • Adaptive immune system characteristics
  • The definition of immune tolerance
  • The molecule that will not create an immune reaction, except for when it is attached to a protein

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding adaptive and innate immune systems and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the concept of immune tolerance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the molecule that does not cause an immune reaction until it is attached to a protein

Additional Learning

To learn more about the immune system, watch the associated lesson called What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the man known as the father of immunology and relate his contributions to this field of research
  • Explain the function and purpose of your body's immune system
  • Differentiate between the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system
  • Describe the process of immune tolerance