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Community Health Nursing Quiz-III
Infectious Diseases
This page was last updated on May 22, 2011

1. Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Vibrio cholerae were identified by:

A. Van Helmholtz (1843)

B. Robert Koch (1843-1910)

C. Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)

D. Van Leeuwenhoek (1683),

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2. The bacillus that causes plague is called:

A. Yersinia pestis

B. Fusobacterium clostridiformis

C. S. aureus

D. C. perfringens

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3. Which of the following antibiotics is effective only against gram-positive bacteria?

A. Streptomycin

B. Gentamicin

C. Amikacin

D. Pencillins

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4. Which of the following antibiotics is specifically effective against anerobic bacteria?

A. Amphotericin B

B. Erythromycin

C. Metronidazole

D. Gentamicin

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5. Patients with G6PD deficiency may develop haemolysis when treated with_:

A. Sulphonamides

B. Isoniazid

C. Cephalosporins

D. E rythromycin

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6. Which of the following is a bacteriostatic, which acts by reversible inhibition of ribosomal protein synthesis?

A. Vancomycin

B. Tetracyclines

C. Cephalosporins

D. Isoniazid

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7. Which of the following is a orally effective first-generation cephalosporin?

A. Ceftriaxone

B. Cephalexin

C. Cefazolin

D. Ceftazidime

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8. Which of the following drugs has neuromuscular blocking adverse effect?

A. Imipenam

B. Macrolides

C. Aminoglycosides

D. Cephalosporin

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9. Which of the following is NOT a macrlide group of antibiotics?

A. Erythromycin

B. Azithromycin

C. Roxithromycin

D. Gentamicin

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10. Bone marrow depression is an adverse reaction of :

A. Tetracycline

B. Azithromycin

C. Chloramphenicol

D. Netilmycin

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11. Nitrofurantoin is a bactericidal agent used for the treatment of:

A. respiratory tract infections

B. skin infections

C. staphylococcal infections

D. urinary tract infections

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12. Fluoroquinolones are NOT effective against:

A. pseudomonas

B. clostridium difficile

C. klebsiella

D. proteus

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13. Ciprofloxacin is a belongs to which group of antibiotics?

A. fluoroquinolone

B. macrolide

C. cephalosporin

D. aminoglycosides

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14. Red man syndrome is associated with:

A. Vancomycin

B. Chloramphenicol

C. Tetracycline

D. Erythromycin

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15. Grey baby syndrome, seen in infants, characterised by progressive abdominal distention, pallor, cyanosis and vasomotor collapse 3-4 days are asscociated with used of:

A. sulphadiazine

B. clindamycin

C. chloramphenicol.

D. Vancomycin

Answer Key

1. B
2. A
3. D
4. C
5. A
6. B
7. B
8. C
9. D
10. c
11. D
12. B
13. A
14. A
15. C


  1. Park JE, Park K. Text Book of Preventive and Social Medicine. 19th Edition. Jabalpur: M.S. Banarsidas Bhanot; 2007.
  2. Questions from entrance examinations relevant to nursing conducted in India. (NIMHANS/AIIMS/Manipal/Kerala/All India etc..)
  1. Community Health Nursing Quiz- I
  2. Community Health Nursing Quiz II : Vaccines
  3. Community Health Nursing Quiz-III : Infectious Diseases
  4. Community Health Nursing Quiz-IV : Public Health




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