Trivia Facts Quiz On Types Of Bacteria And Their Functions!

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Trivia Facts Quiz On Types Of Bacteria And Their Functions!

Trivia Facts Quiz On Types Of Bacteria And Their Functions. Most people are of the view that all bacteria are harmful, but the fact is that different bacteria play a vital role in sustaining the life of living things. In this quiz, you get to test your understanding of some of the bacteria you have learned about and their role in the environment they exist. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A common name for cyanobacteria is ___ bacteria.
    • A. 

      Black-green

    • B. 

      Red-green

    • C. 

      Blue-green

    • D. 

      Green

  • 2. 
    Bacteria never have
    • A. 

      Cell walls

    • B. 

      Membrane- bound organelles

    • C. 

      Chlorophyl

    • D. 

      Genetic material

  • 3. 
    Bacteria that live in places with a supply of oxygen are ______________.
    • A. 

      Aerobic

    • B. 

      Anaerobic

    • C. 

      Capsules

    • D. 

      Viruses

  • 4. 
    Cocci are bacteria that have a ____ shape
    • A. 

      Spiral

    • B. 

      Sphere

    • C. 

      Rod

  • 5. 
    What is the role of bacteria in the ecosystem?
    • A. 

      They are the source of energy for photosynthesis

    • B. 

      They produce sugar and oxygen

    • C. 

      They act as primary consumers

    • D. 

      They decompose nutrients from dead organisms

  • 6. 
    Spirilla are bacteria that have a ___ shape
    • A. 

      Spiral

    • B. 

      Rod

    • C. 

      Sphere

  • 7. 
    Place a checkmark beside all of the following are true about bacteria.
    • A. 

      They are prokaryotic

    • B. 

      They are eukaryotic

    • C. 

      They are decomposers

    • D. 

      They are protists

    • E. 

      They are producers

    • F. 

      They are consumers

  • 8. 
    A process of the food energy that is used to kill harmful bacteria is ___.
    • A. 

      Vaccination

    • B. 

      Botulism

    • C. 

      Nitrogen-fixing

    • D. 

      Pasteurization

  • 9. 
    Place a checkmark on all the foods that are made using helpful bacteria.
    • A. 

      Yogurt

    • B. 

      Cheese

    • C. 

      Vinegar

    • D. 

      Meat

    • E. 

      Sauerkraut

    • F. 

      Milk

  • 10. 
    Some bacteria produce thick walls around themselves called
    • A. 

      Saprophytes

    • B. 

      Antibiotics

    • C. 

      Endospores

    • D. 

      Nitrogen-fixing

  • 11. 
    Most bacteria reproduce by
    • A. 

      Mating

    • B. 

      Spore formation

    • C. 

      Budding

    • D. 

      Fission

  • 12. 
    Farmers save millions every year on fertilizer costs with ____ bacteria.
    • A. 

      Archaebacteria

    • B. 

      Nitrogen-fixing bacteria

    • C. 

      Saprophytes

    • D. 

      Eukaryotic

  • 13. 
    Bacilli are bacteria that have a ___shape.
    • A. 

      Rod

    • B. 

      Sphere

    • C. 

      Spiral

  • 14. 
    Some types of bacteria live in nodules (growths) on the roots of certain plants, turning the nitrogen from the air into nitrogen that can be absorbed from the soil. Both the bacteria and the plants benefit from this kind of relationship, called
    • A. 

      Consumerism

    • B. 

      Mutualism

    • C. 

      Parisitism

    • D. 

      Competition

  • 15. 
    Check all that apply to methane producers.
    • A. 

      they can be found in swamps

    • B. 

      they live in the intestines of cattle

    • C. 

      they are aerobic

    • D. 

      They are used in sewage treatment

    • E. 

      They can be used as a fuel

    • F. 

      They are in the Kingdom Eubacteria

    • G. 

      They live only near deep ocean vents