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Animal Care Quiz


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Whose Lab are you working in?
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1 The Animal Welfare Act:
 
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2 While working with a rat, you get bitten. What is your course of action?
  Put the rat back in his cage and wash out the wound.
  .
  Put the rat back in his cage, wash out the wound and report the incident to the Animal Care Facility (ACF) Manager.
  The rat barely broke your skin so you don't do anything (it's not a big deal).


3 Where are the MSDS sheets located?
 
  On the bulletin board by the tech's office
  By the cage wash
 


4 True or False. It's permissible to use the forceps dedicated to Room X in Room Y. Both rooms are used by the same investigator and house the same species on the same protocol.
 
 


5 What is the proper traffic pattern?
  3 arrow pointing right 1 arrow pointing right 2 arrow pointing right exit facility
 
  2 arrow pointing right 3 arrow pointing right 1 arrow pointing right exit facility
  3 arrow pointing right 2 arrow pointing right 1 arrow pointing right exit facility


6 True or False. It's permissible to go into the ACF without a gown as long as you shower out.
 
 


7 Gowning to enter the ACF (and not necessarily handle animals) includes:
 
  Gloves, lab coat, shoe covers
  shoe covers, lab coat, gloves
  lab coat, cap, gloves, shoecovers


8 Which are valid methods of ensuring death in euthanasia?
  Left side thoracotomy
  Check for heart rate five minutes after carbon dioxide euthanasia
  Decapitation
  Cervical dislocation (for mice and rats under 200g)
  All of the above


9 True or False. Used needles should be disposed of only in sharps containers.
 
 


10 When euthanizing neonates, they should be left in the chamber for at least
 
  .
 
  .


11 Where are the fire extinguishers located?
 
  by the dirty side of the cage wash
  by the supply room (1931)
 
  all of the above


12 How many adult mice can be in a shoebox size cage before it is considered overcrowded?
 
 
 
 


13 True or False. Anesthetic agents used in the procedure room bell jars need to be labeled.
 
  False


14 Where is the eyewash and emergency shower located?
  Between rooms 1940 and 1942
  by the necropsy
  by the cage wash
  by the restroom



15 A protocol:
 
  is a detailed description of the procedures involving the use of animals.
 
  all of the above