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Health and Human Development DANTES Practice Test
1) Chickenpox is also known as
B) Variety of diseases
D) Small pox
2) What does HIV stand for?
A) Human Insufficiency Virus
B) Helper Insufficiency Virus
C) Helper Immunodeficiency Virus
D) Human Immunodeficiency Virus
3) The 3 C’s accompanying measles are:
A) Cough, Coryza, and Conjunctivitis.
B) Cough, Cholera, and Coryza.
C) Cough, Carcinoma Catharsis.
D) Cough, Carcinogens, Coryza
4) What is the most common type of stroke?
A) Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
B) Intracerebral Hemorrhage
C) Ischemic Stroke
D) All types of strokes are equally likely to occur
5) Government statistics about the rate of heart attacks tell us:
A) 1.2 million heart attacks occur each year
B) 1.5 thousand heart attacks occur each year
C) An unknown number of hearts attacks occur each year
D) Several thousand heart attacks occur each year
6) How does the body obtain nutrients?
A) Through the respiratory process
B) Through the digestion process
C) Through the food chain
D) Through contact with the air
7) Which of the following is NOT a category of plant made proteins?
D) Seeds and nuts
8) What percent of a person’s maximum heart rate is their target heart rate?
9) A heart-healthy diet
A) Avoids fried food
B) Requires that you eliminate all fried foods
C) Reduces the sodium intake
D) Does not affect your cholesterol
10) Risk factors for leukemia include:
A) Family history
B) High doses of ionizing radiation
D) All of the above
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DSST Practice Test Answer Key:
1. C:) Varicella. The scientific name for chickenpox is varicella.
- 2. D:) Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
- 3. A:) Cough, Coryza, and Conjunctivitis. The Three Cs of measles are Cough, Coryza, and Conjunctivitis.
- 4. C:) Ischemic Stroke. This is when there is blockage to arteries leading to the brain.
- 5. A:) 1.2 million heart attacks occur each year.
- 6. B:) Through the digestion process. The respiratory process has to do with breathing, not eating.
- 7. A:) Dairy. Legumes, grains, and seeds and nuts are all categories of plant made proteins.
- 8. A:) 60%-80%.
- 9. C:) Reduces the sodium intake. Reducing salt intake is one factor in lowering the risk of heart disease.
- 10. D:) All of the above.