Do You Understand What Malaria Is?

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Do You Understand What Malaria Is? - Quiz

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

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