Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URI): Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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An upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is most commonly caused by:

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1. An upper respiratory tract infection (URI) can be prevented by:

2. The upper respiratory tract includes all of the following EXCEPT _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and attached worksheet, you can evaluate how well you understand an upper respiratory infection (URI) in the upper respiratory tract. The quiz will assess your understanding of the characteristics and treatment of these infections.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Most common cause of a URI
  • How to avoid catching a URI
  • Anatomy of the upper respiratory tract
  • Signs and symptoms of a URI
  • How to treat a URI

Skills practiced

You'll have the chance to use these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about URI prevention in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding signs and symptoms of URIs and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about viruses, bacteria, and fungi

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, be sure to read and/or watch the lesson called Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URI): Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. You'll find out more about:

  • Respiratory tract system
  • What bacteria looks like through a microscope
  • What the color of your mucus can tell
  • How to control the spread of infections