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 Immunology: Innate Immunity
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Innate Immunity 
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Immunology: Innate Immunity Test Questions
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1. An example of a nonspecific chemical barrier to infection is...

a. unbroken skin
b. lysozyme in saliva
c. cilia in the respiratory tract
d. cytotoxic T cells
e. mucous membranes

2. Monocytes are ______ leukocytes that develop into _________.

a. granular, phagocytes
b. agranular, mast cells
c. agranular, macrophages
d. granular, T cells
e. granular, macrophages

​3. An example of an inflammatory mediator that stimulates vasodilation is...

a. histamine   b. collagen  c. complement C5a   d. interferon   e. macrophages

4. Mucus-secreting membranes are found in the...

a. urinary system
b. digestive cavity
c. respiratory passages
d. all of the above

5. The surface cells of the epidermis is composed of living cells.

a. True                                  b. False

6. Which is not a leukocyte?

a. lymphocyte   b. erythrocyte   c. monocyte   d. neutrophil   e. eosinophil 

​The following questions, from the Virtual Microbiology Classroom, are designed to help students better understand this topic. All questions are based on material that can be found on the Innate Immunology Main Page.

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7. Acute disease is an illness that:

a. makes you more physically attractive
b. strikes and disappears quickly
​c. is present long-term; a lifelong disease
d. is only viral in nature
e. is only bacterial in nature

8. Fixed phagocytes in the epidermis are called...

a. lysozymes   b. goblet cells   c. B-cells   d. antigens   e. dendridic cells

9. Normal flora help protect the body from pathogens … 

a. by attacking pathogenic bacteria 
b. by competing with other bacteria
c. by sharing plasmids with pathogenic bacteria
d. by secreting histamines

10. Which type of lymphocyte is involved in nonspecific immune defense?

a. T-cells
b. B-cells
c. NK cells
d. none of these lymphocytes are nonspecific

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