Microbiology Test 1 Chapter 1

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT true of microorganisms?
    • A. 

      They produce antibiotics

    • B. 

      They are used in production of many types of food and beverages

    • C. 

      They decompose dead organisms

    • D. 

      They all cause disease in humans


  • 2. 
    Microorganisms are found
    • A. 

      In and on the bodies of warm blooded mammals

    • B. 

      In soil

    • C. 

      In air

    • D. 

      Microorganisms are found in all of the above places


  • 3. 
    Microbiology is the study of microorganisms which include all of the following except
    • A. 

      Bacteria

    • B. 

      Viruses

    • C. 

      Plants

    • D. 

      Protozoa


  • 4. 
    Which of the following groups of organisms contains members better known for transmitting agents of disease than for causing disease themselves?
    • A. 

      Arthropods

    • B. 

      Protozoa

    • C. 

      Fungi

    • D. 

      Helminthes


  • 5. 
    Which of the following fields is concerned with the study fungi?
    • A. 

      Bacteriology

    • B. 

      Physiology

    • C. 

      Virology

    • D. 

      Mycology


  • 6. 
    A pure culture refers to?
    • A. 

      A culture containing bacteria that all have the same shape

    • B. 

      A culture which has never been used to inoculate a patient

    • C. 

      A culture which causes only a single disease

    • D. 

      A culture which contains only a single type of organism


  • 7. 
    An enzyme found in tears and sweat that kills bacteria is?
    • A. 

      Quinine

    • B. 

      Lysozyme

    • C. 

      Salvarsan

    • D. 

      Mercury


  • 8. 
    Microorganisms are nearly ubiquitous(found everywhere) in the enviornment
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    Microorganisms can be genetically engineered to produce economically important products such as enzymes and hormones
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    Protozoa generally have the samllest cells of any of the organisms commonly studied by microbiologists.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 11. 
    One of the reasons microorganisms are used in research is that they have most of the same sturctures found in a human cell.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    Immunology deals with the biological response of a host to invasion by a foreign object such as a microorganism
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 
    Electron microscope are needed to visualize viruses
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 14. 
    Most microorganisms cause disease in humans
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    Some microorganism are able to synthesize substances called blank, which inhibit the growth of other microorganisms

  • 16. 
    The field of blank involves studying how a person defends herself against microbial infection

  • 17. 
    Blank are the fundamental units of life and carry out the function of all living things

  • 18. 
    Cells or viruses that cause disease are said to be

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