Beginner's Level: Trivia Quiz On Microbiology!

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Microbiology Quizzes & Trivia

How far are you in the microbiology class? Are you still a beginner? If so, then the quiz below that is designed for beginners is exactly what you need to ensure that you have no problems whatsoever when it comes to the more advanced topics in the study. Give it a shot and share it with your classmates. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    ___________ is the ability of the lenses to distinguish two points.
  • 2. 
    Shorter wavelengths of light provide __________ resolution.
  • 3. 
    _________ ________ is the light-bending ability of a microscope.
  • 4. 
    ____________ _______ is used to keep light from bending.
  • 5. 
    ___________ ____________ is used from live microorganisms that cannot be stained.
  • 6. 
    _________-____________ microsopy permits detailed examination of internal structures in living microorganisms.
  • 7. 
    ___________ microscopy uses UV light.
  • 8. 
    An __________ microscope is used when we want to view an object <0.2um.
  • 9. 
    A transmission electron microscope allows only a thin section to be studied and produces a ___ image.
  • 10. 
    Microbes must be prepared for viewing under a light microscope because they appear __________ under a standard microscope.
  • 11. 
    This is the proper order for preparing smears:
    • A. 

      Fix - stain - smear - view

    • B. 

      Stain - smear - fix - view

    • C. 

      Smear - fix - stain - view

    • D. 

      View - stain - smear - fix

  • 12. 
    A thin film of a solution of microbes on a slide is a ______.
  • 13. 
    Coloring the microbe such that certain intracellular organelles can be seen is known as _________.
  • 14. 
    In a basic dye, the chromophore is a ______.
  • 15. 
    In an acidic dye, the chromophore is an __________.
  • 16. 
    Staining the background instead of the cell is called __________ staining.
  • 17. 
    Gram ________ bacteria tend to be killed by penicillin and detergents.
  • 18. 
    Gram _______ bacteria are more resistant to antibiotics.