Ultimate Quiz On Cestodes

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  • 1. 

    Common name for Cestodes

    • A.

      Trematodes

    • B.

      Tapeworms

    • C.

      Ringworms

    Correct Answer
    B. Tapeworms
    Explanation
    Tapeworms are the common name for Cestodes. Cestodes are a type of parasitic flatworm that belong to the class Cestoda. They are characterized by their long, segmented bodies, which resemble a tape or ribbon. Tapeworms are known for their ability to infect the digestive system of animals, including humans. They attach themselves to the intestinal wall and absorb nutrients from their host. The name "tapeworms" is commonly used to refer to these parasites due to their flat, elongated shape.

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  • 2. 

    Stages of Cestodes

    • A.

      Eggs

    • B.

      Larvae

    • C.

      Adult

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Eggs
    B. Larvae
    C. Adult
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "eggs, larvae, adult". Cestodes are a type of parasitic flatworms, commonly known as tapeworms. They have a complex life cycle that involves different stages. The eggs are released into the environment through the feces of the adult tapeworm. These eggs are then ingested by an intermediate host, such as a flea or a small vertebrate. Inside the intermediate host, the eggs hatch into larvae, which develop into cysts. When the intermediate host is consumed by a definitive host, such as a human or an animal, the cysts release the larvae, which then develop into adult tapeworms in the intestines. Therefore, the correct order of stages in the life cycle of cestodes is eggs, larvae, and adult.

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  • 3. 

    Cestodes definitive host

    • A.

      Mamallian carnivore

    • B.

      Fish

    • C.

      Snail

    Correct Answer
    A. Mamallian carnivore
    Explanation
    The correct answer is mammalian carnivore because cestodes, commonly known as tapeworms, are parasites that typically infect the digestive system of mammals, including carnivorous mammals. They have complex life cycles that involve different intermediate hosts, such as fish and snails, but their definitive host, where they reach sexual maturity and reproduce, is usually a mammalian carnivore.

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  • 4. 

    Choose all Intermediate Hosts of Cestodes

    • A.

      Fish Tapeworm

    • B.

      Beef Tapeworm

    • C.

      Pork Tapeworm

    • D.

      Sheep Tapeworm

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Fish Tapeworm
    B. Beef Tapeworm
    C. Pork Tapeworm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fish Tapeworm, Beef Tapeworm, and Pork Tapeworm. These three tapeworms are known to have intermediate hosts in their life cycle. The Fish Tapeworm has fish as its intermediate host, the Beef Tapeworm has cattle as its intermediate host, and the Pork Tapeworm has pigs as its intermediate host. These intermediate hosts play a crucial role in the development and transmission of the tapeworms to their definitive hosts, which are usually humans. Sheep Tapeworm, on the other hand, does not have an intermediate host and directly infects humans as its definitive host.

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  • 5. 

    Diphyllobothrium latum

    • A.

      Fish Tapeworm

    • B.

      Beef Tapeworm

    • C.

      Pork Tapeworm

    • D.

      Sheep Tapeworm

    Correct Answer
    A. Fish Tapeworm
    Explanation
    Diphyllobothrium latum is commonly known as the Fish Tapeworm. It is a type of tapeworm that primarily infects fish and can cause a condition called diphyllobothriasis in humans who consume raw or undercooked infected fish. It is not associated with beef, pork, or sheep tapeworms, which are caused by different species of tapeworms. Therefore, the correct answer is Fish Tapeworm.

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  • 6. 

    Taenia Solium

    • A.

      Fish Tapeworm

    • B.

      Beef Tapeworm

    • C.

      Pork Tapeworm

    • D.

      Sheep Tapeworm

    Correct Answer
    C. Pork Tapeworm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pork Tapeworm. Taenia solium is commonly known as the pork tapeworm. It is a parasitic flatworm that infects pigs and can also infect humans. The larvae of the tapeworm can cause a condition called cysticercosis in humans, which can lead to a variety of symptoms including seizures, headaches, and visual disturbances. Consumption of undercooked or raw pork infected with the larvae can result in the transmission of the tapeworm to humans.

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  • 7. 

    Taenia Saginata

    • A.

      Fish Tapeworm

    • B.

      Beef Tapeworm

    • C.

      Pork Tapeworm

    • D.

      Sheep Tapeworm

    Correct Answer
    B. Beef Tapeworm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Beef Tapeworm because Taenia saginata is commonly known as the beef tapeworm. It is a parasitic flatworm that infects humans when they consume raw or undercooked beef containing the larvae of the tapeworm. Once ingested, the larvae develop into adult tapeworms in the intestines of the host, causing symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss. Proper cooking of beef and good hygiene practices can help prevent the transmission of this tapeworm.

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  • 8. 

    Cestodes multisegmented flatworms

    • A.

      Egg

    • B.

      Larva

    • C.

      Adult

    Correct Answer
    C. Adult
    Explanation
    Cestodes are a type of parasitic flatworms that have multiple segments. They go through a life cycle that involves three stages: egg, larva, and adult. The adult stage refers to the fully developed and mature form of the cestode.

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  • 9. 

    Longest Parasite in the world

    • A.

      Polygonoporus sp.

    • B.

      Whale tapeworm

    • C.

      Proglottids

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Polygonoporus sp.
    B. Whale tapeworm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Polygonoporus sp., Whale tapeworm." The question is asking for the longest parasite in the world, and the answer is given as Polygonoporus sp., which is a type of tapeworm found in whales. Tapeworms are known for their long bodies made up of segments called proglottids. Therefore, the longest parasite in the world is the Polygonoporus sp., also known as the whale tapeworm, due to its long proglottids.

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