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Immunes System Review Questions.

Germs are everywhere! Another name for a germ is a:
a) Protozoa
b) Phagocyte
c) Pathogen
d) Lymphocyte

Our body's first line of defense against germs (pathogens) include all of the following, except:
a) Skin
b) Stomach acid
c) Saliva, tears and mucous
d) Belly button

Many kinds of _________ blood cells act as fighters in the immune system.
a) Red
b) Blue
c) White
d) Pink

Most of our white blood cells are made in our:
a) Bone marrow
b) Spleen
c) Appendix
d) Liver

If pathogens spread, your body temperature may rise and cause a fever. A fever makes it harder for pathogens to multiply!
a) True
b) False

We want our white blood cells to produce antibodies because these attach to a pathogen (germ) and flag it for destruction.
a) True
b) False

To be immune means that you:
a) Can easily catch a cold
b) Have an infection
c) Are protected from getting an illness
d) None of the above

One way to build immunity is by getting a _______________. This is a dead or weak virus that is injected (shot) into the body to help you never get certain viruses.
a) Antibiotics
b) Vaccine
c) Medication
d) Pathogen

Which of the following will not help your immune system:
a) Eating plenty of vitamin-rich foods like fruits and vegetables
b) Getting about 9 hours of sleep each night
c) Learning strategies to reduce your stress
d) Playing sports video games

Washing your hands is the best way to prevent yourself from getting sick. Each time you wash your hands you should do it for about ________ seconds (or quickly sing happy birthday 2x).
a) 60
b) 20
c) 45
d) 120

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