Do You Understand What Malaria Is?

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Do You Understand What Malaria Is?

After exploring the World of Malaria, do you think you fully understand what malaria is? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of what malaria is!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the parasite's genus that causes malaria?
    • A. 

      Trichomonas

    • B. 

      Plasmodium

    • C. 

      Amoeba

    • D. 

      Euglena

  • 2. 
    True or False: Malaria can be directly spread from one person to another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is NOT one of the symptoms that one with malaria will suffer?
    • A. 

      Chills

    • B. 

      Fever

    • C. 

      Vomiting

    • D. 

      Diarrhea

  • 4. 
    What does the parasite need in order to successfully complete its life cycle?
    • A. 

      Host & vector

    • B. 

      Host only

    • C. 

      Vector only

    • D. 

      Host & transfer technique

  • 5. 
    What is the microscopic test used to diagnose malaria?
    • A. 

      Polymerase Chain Reaction

    • B. 

      Blood smear

    • C. 

      Fluorescence Microscopy Stain

    • D. 

      Rapid Dipstick Immunoassay

  • 6. 
    What is commonly used to treat malaria?
    • A. 

      Quinine

    • B. 

      Tetracyline

    • C. 

      Blood transfusions

    • D. 

      Chloroquine

  • 7. 
    True or False: Complications may develop from malaria which can cause death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What is NOT an effective method of preventing malaria?
    • A. 

      Leaving home open

    • B. 

      Utilizing bed nets

    • C. 

      Wearing protective clothing and bug repellent

    • D. 

      Taking antimalarial drugs prior to traveling

  • 9. 
    True or False: The ancestor of the Plasmodium parasite existed about a billion years ago.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Who is not associated with malarial research?
    • A. 

      Ronald Ross

    • B. 

      Louis Pasteur

    • C. 

      Alphonse Laveran