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1. Which Greek physician gave his name to an oath that doctors take?
Galen.
Hippocrates.
Caesar.
Galen.
Sorry but that's not right. Galen was a physician but it is the Hippocratic Oath that is associated with medicine.
Hippocrates.
That's right. The Hippocratic Oath is associated with medicine.
Caesar.
Not right here. Caesar was a Roman emperor.
2. What type of infection was the bubonic plague?
An infection that caused fatal kidney damage.
Bubonic plague caused liver failure.
A highly infectious form of pneumonia.
An infection that caused fatal kidney damage.
No, that's not correct. Bubonic plague was a fatal form of pneumonia.
Bubonic plague caused liver failure.
No, that's not correct. Bubonic plague was a fatal form of pneumonia.
A highly infectious form of pneumonia.
Yes, that's right. Bubonic plague was a fatal form of pneumonia.
3. Who proposed that the heart was a muscular pump that circulated blood in the blood vessels?
William Harvey.
Leonardo da Vinci.
Edward Jenner.
William Harvey.
That's right. William Harvey first described the correct structure of the circulatory system.
Leonardo da Vinci.
No, that's not right. Da Vinci made many anatomical drawings. William Harvey proposed the structure of the circulatory system.
Edward Jenner.
Sorry, Jenner developed vaccination. William Harvey proposed the structure of the circulatory system.
4. What disease did Jenner develop vaccination against?
Malaria.
Meningitis.
Smallpox.
Malaria.
Bad luck. Malaria is caused by a parasite. Jenner vaccinated against smallpox.
Meningitis.
Sorry but that's wrong. There are modern vaccines against meningitis but Jenner first developed vaccination against smallpox.
Smallpox.
Excellent. Jenner first developed vaccination against smallpox.
5. What important discovery did Roentgen make in 1895?
X-rays.
The structure of DNA.
Viruses.
X-rays.
That's right. Roentgen was the first to observe x-rays and develop their use in medicine.
The structure of DNA.
Bad luck. The structure of DNA was an important discovery but this was made by Watson and Crick.
Viruses.
No. Viruses were discovered much later. Roentgen was the first person to observe x-rays.
6. Penicillin is an antibiotic. It acts against what types of micro-organisms?
Fungus.
Bacteria.
Virus.
Fungus.
Sorry, penicillin is made by a fungus but it kills bacteria.
Bacteria.
Yes, that's correct. Antibiotics act against infections caused by bacteria.
Virus.
No, that's wrong. Antibiotics do not have any effect on viruses.
7. What is the Human Genome Project?
The discovery of the structure of DNA.
Listing all the chromosomes found in humans.
The genetic sequencing of all the genes in human DNA.
The discovery of the structure of DNA.
Not really. The structure was of DNA was first described by Watson and Crick.
Listing all the chromosomes found in humans.
Sorry, the human chromosomes have been observed for some time.
The genetic sequencing of all the genes in human DNA.
That's right. The human genome project found the DNA sequence of all the genes that make up a human.