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1

Of the following, which disease kills the most people worldwide?

A. cholera.
B. AIDS.
C. typhoid.
D. malaria.

D. malaria

2

Which of the following is most likely to eventually cause a heart attack?

A. insomnia.
B. binge eating.
C. alcoholism.
D. eating high-fat, high-cholesterol foods.

D. eating high-fat, high-cholesterol foods

3

Factors that increase the risk of heart disease include

A. diabetes and genetics.
B. inactivity and smoking.
C. high cholesterol and hypertension.
D. all of the above.

D. all of the above

4

Which of the following statements about fitness to fly is TRUE?

A. It is safe to pilot an aircraft 10 hours giving blood.
B. It is safe to pilot an aircraft 8 hours after the end of a heavy bout of drinking.
C. It is safe to pilot an aircraft through the 8th month of pregnancy.
D. none of the above.

D. none of the above

5

Which of the following is MOST likely to increase the risk of heart disease?

A. high cholesterol.
B. junk food.
C. alcohol.
D. hypertension.

D. hypertension

6

Which of the following is the BIGGEST risk factor for myocardial infarction (heart attack)?

A. high-fat diet.
B. heavy alcohol use.
C. high sugar intake.
D. male gender.

A. high-fat diet

7

How much exercise should a pilot typically get on a regular basis?

A. at least 20 to 30 minutes, 2 to 3 times weekly.
B. about 10 minutes a day.
C. as much as possible, provided he or she is in good health.
D. weekend sports such as winter rugby and summer cricket are sufficient.

A. at least 20 to 30 minutes, 2 to 3 times weekly

8

Which of the following relates to the pregnant pilot?

A. Class 1 privileges are suspended at 24 weeks of pregnancy.
B. Class 1 privileges are suspended between 12 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.
C. Class 1 privileges are suspended after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
D. Class 1 privileges are suspended at 28 weeks of pregnancy.

D. Class 1 privileges are suspended at 28 weeks of pregnancy

9

You go to sleep early one evening to try to sleep off what seems to be a cold. You wake up in the morning feeling a bit ‘funny’. You eat breakfast as usual, but afterward, you experience stomach pain and begin to perspire. Which of the following is likely to be the cause of your symptoms?

A. malaria.
B. hypoxia.
C. gastroenteritis.
D. decompression sickness.

C. gastroenteritis

10

What is the main cause of gastroenteritis?

A. overcooked food.
B. frozen food.
C. food poisoning.
D. overindulging in food.

C. food poisoning