On Global Handwashing Day, play the ‘what do you know about washing hands’ Quiz

Germs like bacteria, fungi, parasites and body fluids are transferred through inhalation and also also by touch. And if you are not in the habit of washing hands, regularly then sooner or later you can find yourself attacked by these germs. Play the quiz to know the importance of washing hands.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2017 5:19 pm
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Although all of us know about the importance of washing hands, not many follow it. But do you know why it is considered such a healthy practice? Germs like bacteria, fungi, parasites and body fluids are transferred through inhalation and also also by touch. And if you don’t have the habit of washing hands regularly, then sooner or later you can find yourself attacked by these germs. On Global Handwashing Day, play this quiz set up by WaterAid India to test yourself the importance of the humble act of handwashing.

The Handwashing Quiz

We wash our hands everyday but how well do we wash them and how does it help us?

What is the most cost-effective public health intervention to prevent the transmission of disease?

Antibiotics

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Handwashing with water only

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Handwashing with soap and water

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Why should you use soap instead of just water for handwashing?

Soap will kill the germs, water alone will not

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Soap forms lather and makes it easier to wash hands

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I like the smell of soap

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How long should you scrub your hands together when washing hands?

5 seconds

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10 seconds

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20 seconds

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Why is handwashing important?

To reduce microorganisms on the hands

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To keep hands clean

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Both

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How many germs are there on a hand at any given time?

5,000

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500

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50,000

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Hygienic practices such as washing hands with soap can reduce the risk of diarrhoea by?

100%

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47%

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15%

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Repeated bouts of diarrhoea mostly affects

Children under 5

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Children above 5

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Adults

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Diarrhoea is caused by

Germs in the air

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Germs in water and on our hands from poo

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Germs in school

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How can we prevent diarrhoea?

Always wash hands after using the toilet and before eating

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Use clean water to drink and cook with

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Both

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