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Quiz - Immunity

1. Put the following statements about the immune response into the correct order. Drag and drop the statements where you think they should go:


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  • The newly made white blood cells produce antibodies
  • Antibodies attach to the antigens on the surface of the pathogen
  • A white blood cell (lymphocyte) recognises the foreign antigens on the pathogen's surface
  • The white blood cell multiplies
  • The pathogen has antigens on its surface. These signal that it is a foreign invader
  • Antibodies are released into the blood
  • A pathogen enters the body

2. Put the following statements about vaccination into the correct order. Drag and drop the statements where you think they should go:

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  • Antibodies and memory lymphocytes are produced.
  • Live pathogens are killed before any symptoms are detected.
  • Living pathogen enters the body (same type as in original vaccine).
  • A primary immune response is made.
  • Vaccine is given containing dead, or weakened pathogens.
  • Memory lymphocytes quickly produce large amount of antibodies.
  • Antibody production stops but the memory cells remain in the body.

3. Select the correct answer from the multi-choices. When you have answered all 10 questions you may check your answers by clicking the button below.

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What is an antigen?

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What are antibodies?

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What is given to the body in a vaccination?

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How does vaccination work?

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When your immune system produces memory cells to a pathogen you get:

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Why can't a vaccine be developed against the common cold?

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What sort of cell is a lymphocyte?

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What does the MMR vaccine protect against?

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For which of the following infectious diseases is there currently no vaccine available?

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What does a phagocyte do?