Exam-style Questions: Defence Against Disease

  1. What are the 2 ways in which bacteria can make us ill?

    (Marks available: 2)

    Answer

    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 1

    (i) Damaging our cells;

    (ii) Producing poisonous toxins.

    (Total = 2 marks)

  2. What are the 5 main areas in which invaders try to enter our bodies?

    (Marks available: 5)

    Answer

    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 2

    Skin;

    Eye;

    Respiratory system;

    Reproductive system;

    Digestive system.

    (Total = 5 marks)

  3. What are the 3 different ways the immune system can act?

    (Marks available: 3)

    Answer

    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 3

    Consume the invaders

    Produce antibodies

    Produce antitoxins

    (Total = 3 marks)