Superbugs On The March:Quiz

Updated Thursday, 8th September 2005
Test your knowledge on superbugs

This page was published 16 years and 4 months ago. Please be aware that due to the passage of time, the information provided on this page may be out of date or otherwise inaccurate, and any views or opinions expressed may no longer be relevant. Some technical elements such as audio-visual and interactive media may no longer work. For more detail, see our Archive and Deletion Policy.

 

This activity uses JavaScript - a feature included in most recent web browsers. If the activity doesn't work then you should check that this feature hasn't been switched off or disabled. Check your browser's help files for more information on this.

 

1. Antibiotics have activity against which of the following?



 

2. Antibiotics were first introduced - with revolutionary medical benefits - during which war?



 

3. Before the advent of antibiotics, which of the following could be life-threatening? (Hint - there may be more than one right answer)



 

4. The cephalosporin group of antibiotics were discovered following a scientific investigation of ...?



 

5. Why might a doctor advise you to stay off alcohol if you're taking antibiotics?



 

6. What proportion of the cells in the human body belong to bacteria?



 

7. How long does it take a bacterium, like E. coli, to replicate? (bugs like TB take a long time)?



 

8. How many bacteria are there, on average, in a gram of faeces?



 

9. Which of the following is not a recognised side effect of antibiotic therapy?



 

10. Why are nurses less at risk from superbugs than patients?



 

back to top

 

Author

Author

Ratings & Comments

Share this free course

Copyright information

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?