Test Your Knowledge


Choose the best answer based on your reading of Module 6

  1. The rejection of transplantable organs from another person is mediated by:
    1. T and B cells
    2. Neutrophils
    3. Dopaminergic neurons
    4. All of the above

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  2. From an evolutionary perspective the immune system was designed to:
    1. Protect the host
    2. Kill off bacteria
    3. Allow a pregnant woman to carry a foreign fetus
    4. All of the above

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  3. Cell of the immune system are uniquely different than other cells because of their:
    1. Origins in the bone marrow
    2. CD markers
    3. They are the only cells that comprise the circulatory system
    4. Capacity to phagocytose, kill tumor cells, and destroy neurons in alzheimer’s disease
    5. All of the above

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  4. Which of the following cells are not considered cells of the immune system?
    1. Dendritic cells
    2. Kupfer cells
    3. Microglial cells
    4. Beta cells

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  5. Which cellular property is not unique to immune cells?
    1. Phagocytosis
    2. Sanitational engineering (clearing cellular depris)
    3. Pinocytosis
    4. Cellular assassins
    5. Antigen presentation

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  6. Which of the following biological proteins are NOT critical for T-cells to kill tumor cells or virally infected cells?

    1. Hydrogen peroxide
    2. MHC class I receptors
    3. Intracellular proteases
    4. Antigens

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  7. In the absence of adaptive immunity- which statement is most accurate?
    1. Everyone would develop Parkinson’s Disease
    2. Everyone would develop cancer
    3. Everyone would die of Sepsis
    4. Everyone would die of old age

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  8. All stem cells from the bone marrow can differentiate into:
    1. Muscle cells
    2. Neurons
    3. Cardiomyocytes
    4. Monocytes
    5. None of the above

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  9. Which statement is not always true about bone marrow derived stem cells?
    1. They are the easiest cells to obtain
    2. They can differentiate into a large variety of specialized cells
    3. They can be permanently transplanted into any person
    4. They can easily be frozen and thawed

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  10. Bone marrow transplantation does not currently hold the key in treating which of the following diseases?
    1. Breast cancer
    2. HIV
    3. Spingocytosis
    4. Hemophilia

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