Coronavirus (COVID-19) review quiz for nursing students and nurses!
COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus that affects the respiratory system. This quiz will test your knowledge on the virus, other types of coronaviruses, how they’re spread, and preventive measures to take in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Don’t forget to watch the lecture on the COVID-19 coronavirus before taking the quiz.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Quiz Review for Nurses
1. Which statement about the coronavirus is INCORRECT?
A. “Coronavirus is a term used to describe a large group of viruses that cause respiratory symptoms.”
B. “MERS, SARS, and COVID-19 are types of coronaviruses.”
C. “Coronaviruses are rarely zoonotic in transmission.”
D. “The coronavirus is contagious.”
The answer is C. Coronaviruses ARE zoonotic in transmission. This means that they are spread from animals to humans. Once this happens the virus can be spread from human to human. All the other statements are true about the coronavirus.
2. When a virus is transmitted from an animal to a human this is termed as?
A. mammalian event
B. zoonotic spillover event
C. interspecies transmission event
D. intraspecies spillover event
The answer is B. A zoonotic spillover event is when a virus is transmitted from an animal carrying the virus to a human. This is rare but can happen as we have seen with the coronaviruses.
3. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) started in ______________ and was transmitted from _________ to humans.
A. China; civet cat
B. Asia; seafood
C. Saudi Arabia; camels
D. China; pangolin
The answer is C. MERS started in Saudi Arabia and was transmitted from camels to humans.
4. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) started in ______________ and was transmitted from _________ to humans.
A. China, civet cat
B. China, pangolin
C. Saudi Arabia, camels
D. Asia; seafood
The answer is A. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) started in China and was transmitted from civet cats to humans.
5. COVID-19 started in what country?
A. Wuhan, China
B. Macau, China
C. Guangzhous, China
D. Beijing, China
The answer is A: Wuhan, China
6. COVID-19 is genetically similar to what other coronavirus but it’s actually a different virus?
The answer is B. COVID-19 has been found to be genetically similar to SARS but it’s a different virus.
7. What is the name of the virus that causes COVID-19?
The answer is D: SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 ). COVID-19 is genetically similar to the SARS coronavirus BUT it is a different virus.
8. How is COVID-19 PRIMARILY spread to others?
The answer is B. COVID-19 is primarily spread to others via respiratory droplets. However, it may be spread via contact to the eyes, noses, or mouth since the virus may be able to live on surface. More research is needed at this time to investigate other routes of transmission.
9. Select the signs and symptoms of COVID-19:
C. Sore throat
E. Shortness of breath
All the answers are signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
10. In the United States, there is currently a low risk for the development of COVID-19. At this time, what are some preventive measures the nurse can teach the members of the community on how to prevent acquiring COVID-19? Select all that apply:
B. Wearing a facemask when going around others
C. Covering mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing
D. Avoiding others who are sick
E. Staying home when sick
The answers are A, C, D, E. Option B is not currently recommended by the CDC in the US due to the low risk of COVID-19 at this time. One of the reasons is to prevent wasting facemask resources.
11. TRUE or FALSE: A person with COVID-19 can transmit the virus even though they are asymptomatic.
The answer is TRUE.
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