WONDER #1354: Why Do We Get Fevers?

Question 1 of 3

What is the normal human body temperature?

  1. 98.6º F
  2. 95º F
  3. 100º F
  4. 102º F

Question 2 of 3

<p class=\"FreeForm\"><span style=\"font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: \'Century Gothic\',\'sans-serif\';\">Which part of the brain acts as the body’s thermostat?</span></p>

  1. cerebral cortex
  2. hypothalamus
  3. hypothermal cortex
  4. pituitary gland

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following can cause an infection that might lead to a fever?

  1. bacteria
  2. shivering
  3. both (A) and (B)
  4. neither (A) nor (B)

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