What Do You Know About Yersinia Pestis?

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What Do You Know About Yersinia Pestis?

This quiz is about the organism that causes the plague disease in humans. The Yersinia Pestis was the bacterium that was known to be the cause of one of the most devastating pandemics in history, the Black Plague.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who Was the Swiss Physician that Discovered Yersinia Pestis?
    • A. 

      Robert Hooke

    • B. 

      Louis Pasteur

    • C. 

      Alexandre Yersin

    • D. 

      Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

  • 2. 
    What Year Was Yersinia Pestis Discovered?
    • A. 

      1723

    • B. 

      1798

    • C. 

      1860

    • D. 

      1894

  • 3. 
    What City Was Yersinia Pestis Discovered?
    • A. 

      Hong Kong

    • B. 

      Kunming

    • C. 

      London

    • D. 

      Paris

  • 4. 
    What Was the Original Name Given to Yersinia Pestis by the Person Who Discovered the Organism?
    • A. 

      Ageratum Enation

    • B. 

      Bubonic Plague

    • C. 

      Pasteurella Pestis

    • D. 

      Zaire Ebolavirus

  • 5. 
    Who Is Considered as the Co-discoverer of Yersinia Pestis?
    • A. 

      August Von Wassermann

    • B. 

      Kitasato ShibasaburĊ

    • C. 

      Paul Ehrlich

    • D. 

      Paul-Louis Simond

  • 6. 
    Which of the Following Animal is Known to Act as the Main Reservoir in the Environment For Yersinia Pestis?
    • A. 

      Bat

    • B. 

      Cat

    • C. 

      Dog

    • D. 

      Rat

  • 7. 
    Which of the Following Area Was the Origin of the Third Pandemic of Plague?
    • A. 

      Alexandria, Egypt

    • B. 

      Gurugram, India

    • C. 

      Mogadishu, Somalia

    • D. 

      Yunnan, China

  • 8. 
    What Was the Name of the Plague Known to be Caused by Yersinia Pestis that Devastated the Byzantine Empire?
    • A. 

      The Black Plague

    • B. 

      The Plague of Byzantine

    • C. 

      The Plague of Justinian

    • D. 

      Plague of Athens

  • 9. 
    When Did the Black Plague Occur?
    • A. 

      541 to 542

    • B. 

      1346 to 1353

    • C. 

      1632 to 1664

    • D. 

      1855 to 1895

  • 10. 
    Which of the Following Epidemics Was Not Caused by Yersinia Pestis?
    • A. 

      The Black Plague

    • B. 

      Plague of Athens

    • C. 

      Plague of Justinian

    • D. 

      Third plague pandemic