Quiz #2 - THR Science

This quiz has 9 multiple choice questions. The quiz can be solved as many times as you want. The result of the test is converted to the percentage scale of 0-100%.

1.

Which of the following is not among the 10 issues Clive Bates discusses in his presentation?

The dose makes the poison

Correlation implies causation

E-cigarette, vaping use-associated lung injury

Nicotine and brain damage

Exposure to bystanders

2.

Clive Bates argues in his presentation that:

A story should never be used to argue the bad science

An anecdote should never be used to argue the bad science

An authoritative scientific argument can be defeated only with another authoritative scientific argument

Scientists often use evidence to rationalise their intuitions and beliefs

3.

Marewa Glover, in her lecture, focuses on the indigenous people of New Zealand, who:

Have disproportionately higher smoking rates

Are excluded from tobacco control policies

Manipulate or threaten others to silence dissent

All of the above

4.

Which of the following information dissemination methods have been ill-used for getting scientific messages to the public:

Recruiting children to voice messages prepared by advocates and scientists

Becoming celebrity scientists and relying on wide social media following

Exaggerating ill effects of smoking, vaping, etc.

All of the above

5.

Marewa Glover, in her lecture, calls for:

Removing behavioural boundaries to prevent abuse

More "echo-chamber" type of conferences to amplify the voice of advocates

Making research results free and openly available to the public

Removing the tyranny of strict, science-driven policies

6.

Nicotine has biological effects on:

Brain

Lungs

Heart

Almost every part of the body

7.

According to current scientific evidence, the major safety concern of nicotine is:

Addiction

Infectious diseases

Cancer

All of the above

8.

Health consequences of using nicotine are determined primarily by:

The dose of nicotine

The delivery system

The regularity of use

Age and weight of the user

9.

In the "Bad science case study", the major scientific flaw of the discussed article by Stanton A. Glantz was:

the time of the heart attack relative to initiation of the e-cigarette use is unknown

majority of the heart attack incidents took place years after e-cigarette use initiation

majority of the heart attack incidents took place years before e-cigarette use initiation

correlation of e-cigarette use and heart attacks was not statistically significant (p > 0.05)

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