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Handwashing Quiz

1. How many germs are there on a hand at any given time?

a) 5,000
b) 50,000
c) 500
a) 50

 

2. The majority of cold germs are spread through:

a) sneezing and coughing
b) kissing
c) sharing utensils
d) hand-to-hand contact

 

3. A working adult touches how many objects in one minute?

a) one object
b) seven objects
c) 30 objects
d) 15 objects

 

4. The most contaminated sites in offices are:

a) desk tops
b) telephone
c) computer mouse and keyboard
d) all of the above

 

5. A small child will bring his hands to his nose or mouth once every:

a) hour
b) 20 seconds
c) three minutes
d) 15 minutes

 

6. The area of the home with the most germs is:

a) the bathroom
b) a child's bedroom
c) the kitchen
d) all of the above

 

7. The area in the home bathroom with the most germs is:

a) the sink
b) the bathtub
c) the shower
d) the door handle

 

8. A person who handles raw chicken and doesn't wash his hands after could transfer what to another person:

a) chicken juice
b) chickonella
c) salmonella
d) all of the above

 

9) What is the single most effective way to prevent the transmission of disease?

a) antibiotics
b) handwashing
c) condoms
d) all of the above

 

Adapted from Disease Transmission and Control in the Home Setting, presented by Dr. Charles Gerba, University of Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. CORRECT ANSWER

a) There are approximately 5,000 germs on your hand at any given time.

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2. CORRECT ANSWER

d) Despite the generally held belief that cold germs are spread through sneezing and coughing, the majority of transmission comes from hand-to-hand contact and transfer of germs.

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c) A working adult touches 30 objects in one minute.

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4. CORRECT ANSWER

d) all of the above.

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c) A small child will bring his hands to his nose or mouth once every three minutes.

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6. CORRECT ANSWER

d) All of the above.

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7. CORRECT ANSWER

a) The sink has the most germs of any area in the home bathroom.

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8.CORRECT ANSWER

c) Germs such as salmonella can be transferred from uncooked foods to the infant. There is no such thing as chickonella.

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9. CORRECT ANSWER

b) Healthcare specialists consider handwashing as the single most effective way to prevent the transmission of disease.

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Page Last Modified: Monday, 07 May 2012.