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I created these quizzes to help me study for my microbiology exams. This quiz is about the main themes of microbiology

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  • 1. 
    What branch/branches of microbiology monitor and control the spread of diseases in communities?
    • A. 

      Immunology

    • B. 

      Agriculture microbiology

    • C. 

      Food microbiology and dairy microbiology

    • D. 

      Biotechnology

    • E. 

      Public health microbiology and epidemiology

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology

    • B. 

      Biotechnology

    • C. 

      Public health microbiology and epidemiology

    • D. 

      Agricultural microbiology

    • E. 

      Immunology

  • 3. 
    What is the branch/branches of microbiology that is concerned with the relationships between microbes and domesticated plants and animals?
    • A. 

      Public health microbiology and epidemiology

    • B. 

      Immunology

    • C. 

      Agricultural microbiology

    • D. 

      Food microbiology and dairy microbiology

    • E. 

      Aquatic microbiology

  • 4. 
    Which branch/branches study the complex web of protective substances and cells produced in response to infection.
    • A. 

      Public health microbiology and epidemology

    • B. 

      Agricultural microbiology

    • C. 

      Immunology

    • D. 

      Biotechnology

    • E. 

      Genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology

  • 5. 
    Which branch/branches involve techniques that deliberately alter the genetic makeup of organisms to mass-produce human hormones and other drugs, create totally new substances and develop organisms with unique methods of synthesis and adaptation.
    • A. 

      Biotechnology

    • B. 

      Immunology

    • C. 

      Public health microbiology and epidemiology

    • D. 

      Genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology

    • E. 

      Agricultural microbiology

  • 6. 
    Which branch/branches include such diverse areas as vaccination, blood testing and allergy?
    • A. 

      Immunology

    • B. 

      Genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology

    • C. 

      Biotechnology

    • D. 

      Public health microbiology and epidemiology

    • E. 

      Aquatic microbiology

  • 7. 
    Which branch/branches of microbiology is/are the most powerful and rapidly growing area(s) in modern microbiology?
    • A. 

      Immunology

    • B. 

      Aquatic microbiology

    • C. 

      Biotechnology

    • D. 

      Agricultural microbiology

    • E. 

      Genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology

  • 8. 
    Which branch/branches explore the ecology of natural waters as well as the impact of microbes on water purity and treatment?
    • A. 

      Agricultural microbiology

    • B. 

      Public health microbiology and epidemiology

    • C. 

      Immunology

    • D. 

      Food microbiology and dairy microbiology

    • E. 

      Aquatic microbiology

  • 9. 
    _________ is involved in the study of simple photosynthetic eukaryotes, the algae, ranging from single-celled forms to large seaweeds.
    • A. 

      Bacteriology

    • B. 

      Microbial ecology

    • C. 

      Phycology/algology

    • D. 

      Microbial morphology

    • E. 

      Microbial taxonomy

  • 10. 
    ________ is involved in the study of the function of genetic material and biochemical reactions of cells involved in metabolism and growth.
    • A. 

      Mycology

    • B. 

      Virology

    • C. 

      Microbial ecology

    • D. 

      Microbial genetics/molecular biology

    • E. 

      Parasitology

  • 11. 
    _________ is involved in the study of the protozoa.
    • A. 

      Microbial physiology

    • B. 

      Phycology/algology

    • C. 

      Protozoology

    • D. 

      Parasitology

    • E. 

      Mycology

  • 12. 
    _____________ is involved in the study of the detailed structure of microorganisms.
    • A. 

      Microbial morphology

    • B. 

      Microbial physiology

    • C. 

      Mycology

    • D. 

      Microbial taxonomy

    • E. 

      Microbial ecology

  • 13. 
    _________ is involved in the study of viruses
    • A. 

      Bacteriology

    • B. 

      Parasitology

    • C. 

      Virology

    • D. 

      Mycology

    • E. 

      Protozoology

  • 14. 
    _____________ is involved in the study of the classification, naming and identification of microorganisms.
    • A. 

      Microbial ecology

    • B. 

      Microbial genetics/molecular biology

    • C. 

      Microbial morphology

    • D. 

      Microbial taxonomy

    • E. 

      Microbial physiology

  • 15. 
    _________ is involved in the study of the fungi.
    • A. 

      Mycology

    • B. 

      Bacteriology

    • C. 

      Parasitology

    • D. 

      Virology

    • E. 

      Phycology/algology

  • 16. 
    _________ is involved in the study of interrelationships between microbes and the environment and the roles of microorganisms in the nutrient cycles of soil, water and other natural ecosystems.
    • A. 

      Microbial taxonomy

    • B. 

      Microbial physiology

    • C. 

      Microbial morphology

    • D. 

      Microbial ecology

    • E. 

      Microbial genetics/ molecular biology

  • 17. 
    ________ is involved in the study of parasitism and parasitic organisms.
    • A. 

      Bacteriology

    • B. 

      Protozoology

    • C. 

      Virology

    • D. 

      Mycology

    • E. 

      Parasitology

  • 18. 
    ________ is involved in the study of the bacteria.
    • A. 

      Mycology

    • B. 

      Bacteriology

    • C. 

      Virology

    • D. 

      Phycology/algology

    • E. 

      Parasitology

  • 19. 
    _________ is involved in the study of microbial function (metabolism) at the cellular and molecular levels.
    • A. 

      Microbial morphology

    • B. 

      Microbial ecology

    • C. 

      Microbial physiology

    • D. 

      Microbial taxonomy

    • E. 

      Microbial genetics/molecular biology

  • 20. 
    ________ are small, single-celled prokaryotic organisms.
    • A. 

      Fungi

    • B. 

      Protozoa

    • C. 

      Viruses

    • D. 

      Parasites

    • E. 

      Bacteria

  • 21. 
    _______ are animal-like and mostly single-celled eukaryotes.
    • A. 

      Protozoa

    • B. 

      Parasites

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Viruses

    • E. 

      Fungi

  • 22. 
    _______ are minute, noncellular particles that parasitize cells.
    • A. 

      Fungi

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Protozoa

    • D. 

      Viruses

    • E. 

      Parasites

  • 23. 
    _________ is a group of eukaryotes that includes both microscopic eukaryotes (molds and yeasts) and larger organisms (mushrooms, puffballs).
    • A. 

      Parasites

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Fungi

    • D. 

      Viruses

    • E. 

      Protozoa

  • 24. 
    _________ traditionally include pathogenic protozoa, helminth worms and certain insects.
    • A. 

      Protozoa

    • B. 

      Parasites

    • C. 

      Viruses

    • D. 

      Bacteria

    • E. 

      Fungi

  • 25. 
    In the long-term scheme of things, microorganisms are the main forces that drive the structure and content of the ______, _______ and ________.
  • 26. 
    A significant proportion of the earth's _____________ is produced by microbes living in the environment and the digestive tracts of animals.
  • 27. 
    ________ and _______ live in complex associations with plants. They assist the plants in obtaining nutrients and water and may protect them against disease.
  • 28. 
    _______ is a newer area of biotechnology that manipulates the genetics of microbes, plants and animals for the purpose of creating new products and genetically modified organisms.
    • A. 

      Recombinant DNA

    • B. 

      Bioremediation

    • C. 

      Genetic engineering

    • D. 

      Biofilms

    • E. 

      Epidemiology

  • 29. 
    _________ is the technology that makes it possible to deliberately alter DNA and to switch genetic material from one organism to another.
    • A. 

      Recombinant DNA

    • B. 

      Bioremediation

    • C. 

      Genetic engineering

    • D. 

      Biofilms

    • E. 

      Epidemiology

  • 30. 
    ___________ are complex masses in which microbes cling together in living layers.
    • A. 

      Recombinant DNA

    • B. 

      Bioremediation

    • C. 

      Genetic engineering

    • D. 

      Biofilms

    • E. 

      Epidemiology

  • 31. 
    _________ is a process which involoves the introduction of microbes into the environment to restore stability or to clean up toxic pollutants in order to control the massive levels of pollution that result from human activities.
    • A. 

      Recombinant DNA

    • B. 

      Bioremediation

    • C. 

      Genetic engineering

    • D. 

      Biofilms

    • E. 

      Epidemiology

  • 32. 
    Despite the beneficial roles microorganisms play on earth, they do great harm to humans as ___________.