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  1. In practical terms in everyday use, which of the following statements provides the definition of sterilization?

    a) Sterilization eliminates organisms and their spores or endospores
    b) sterilization eliminates harmful microorganisms and viruses
    c) Sterilization eliminates prions
    d) Sterilization eliminates hyperthermophiles
    a) Sterilization eliminates organisms and their spores or endospores
  2. Which of the following terms best describes the disinfecting of cafeteria plates?
    A) pasteurization
    B) Sterilization
    C) Sanitization
    D) antisepsis
    C) Sanitization
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. Which of the following types of radiation is more widely used as an antimicrobial technique?
    A) Electron beams
    B) Visible Light waves
    C) Radio Waves
    D) Microwaves
    A) electron beams
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Which of the following adjectives best describes a surgical procedure that is free of microbial contaminants?
    A) Aseptic
    B) Degermed
    C) disinfected
    D) Sanitized
    A) aseptic
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. Physical removal of microbes without killing them is
    A) Antisepsis
    B) Germistatic
    C) Germicidal
    D) Sanitization
    E) Degerming
    E) Degerming
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. Which  of the following are true about disinfectants?
    A) They are only effective for short periods of time (seconds to mins)
    B) They are used on living tissue
    C) They are used on inanimate surfaces
    D) They are used for sterilization
    E) They are effective in destroying endospores
    C) They are used on inanimate surfaces
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. Which of the following is an example of sanitization?
    A) Heat is used to kill potential pathogens in apple juice
    B) An autoclave is used to prepare nutrient agar.
    C) A nurse prepares an injection site with an alcohol swab
    D) A public toilet is treated with disinfectants
    E) A surgeon washes her hands before surgery
    D) A public toilet is treated with disinfectants
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Which of the following is bacteriostatic?
    A) autoclaving
    B) flash pasteurization
    C) heating in an oven at 171°c for an hour
    D) freezing below 0°c
    E) filtration
    D) Freezing below O
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. An antimicrobial agent that_____ will have the most lasting germicidal effect
    A) inhibits enzymatic activity
    B) damages cytoplasmic membranes
    C) damages DNA
    D) damages cell walls
    E) destroys metabolites
    C) damages DNA
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Antimicrobial agents that damage nucleic acids also affect
    A) the cell wall
    B) the cell membrane
    C) endospores
    D) protein synthesis
    E) the viral envelope
    D) protein synthesis
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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