Types of Antibiotics: Bactericidal vs.Bacteriostatic & Narrow Spectrum vs. Broad Spectrum

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

You take a bacterial culture and spread it on an agar culture plate that contains an antibiotic. After leaving it overnight in an incubator, no colonies grow.

Then you swipe a sterile swab around the plate and streak it onto a new plate that has no antibiotics. After leaving that plate overnight in an incubator, colonies grow.

What type of antibiotic was in the first plate?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Dr. Martiinez is not 100% certain of the type of serious bacterial infection ailing her patient until a culture is sent out. In the meantime, she prescribes _____ to BEST increase the chances of effectively dealing with the bacteria affecting her patient.

2. Which of the following statements about antibiotics with a narrow spectrum of antimicrobial activity is FALSE?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to assess your understanding of the different ways antibiotics are used to fight bacteria. You'll be assessed on types of antibiotics and how they work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following terms:

  • Broad-spectrum antibiotics
  • Narrow-spectrum antibiotics
  • Bacteriostatic
  • Bactericidal

Skills Practiced

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

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to understand what types of antibiotics should be used
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Gram negative and broad-spectrum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how different antibiotics work

Additional Learning

Have a look at the lesson named Types of Antibiotics: Bactericidal vs. Bacteriostatic & Narrow Spectrum vs. Broad Spectrum to get more information about the function of antibiotics. It covers the following objectives:

  • Identify a bacteriostatic antibiotic
  • Explain why a broad-spectrum antibiotic would be prescribed
  • Differentiate between bactericidal and bacteriostatic
  • Understand the benefits of narrow-spectrum antibiotics
Support