Microbiology Lecture Quiz Questions

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Microbiology Quizzes & Trivia

Let’s take a look back at the humble beginnings of our studies on microbiology, shall we? In the following quiz, we’ll be looking at the basics of the study, including the definition and what the study exactly entails from a biological standpoint, and seeing if you can get a good result. Remember, if you score 80% or higher on this quiz, you’re likely to master the section on microbiology in any exam you take going forward.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Define Microbiology.
    • A. 

      The study of organisms too small to be seen without magnification.

    • B. 

      The study of organisms that cause disease.

    • C. 

      The study of organisms that live under the bed.

    • D. 

      The study of organisms that are visible without magnification.

  • 2. 
    List three of the six types of microorganisms. (minus bacteria)
  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not a discipline of Microbiology?
    • A. 

      Phycology

    • B. 

      Myology

    • C. 

      Protozoology

    • D. 

      Mycology

    • E. 

      Bacteriology

  • 4. 
    This type of microorganisms has a nucleus.
    • A. 

      Prokaryotes

    • B. 

      Eukaryotes

  • 5. 
    Viruses are unlike Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes because:
    • A. 

      They contain a nucleus

    • B. 

      They contain a protein capsule surrounding the microorganism

    • C. 

      They inject mean things into people

    • D. 

      They look weird

    • E. 

      They are not a microorganism

  • 6. 
    Spontaneous Generation is:
    • A. 

      The belief that some forms of life could arise from vital forces present in nonliving or decomposing matter.

    • B. 

      The belief that all forms of life could arise from only living matter.

    • C. 

      The belief that all forms of live were dependent upon the vital force supplied via homeopathic medicine.

  • 7. 
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek first described microbes as:
    • A. 

      Little Devils

    • B. 

      Molecules

    • C. 

      Microorganisms

    • D. 

      Animalcules

    • E. 

      Living Things

  • 8. 
    The Germ Theory of Disease states that:
    • A. 

      Many diseases are caused by the growth of microbes in the body.

    • B. 

      Many disease are caused by sins and not worshiping a deity.

    • C. 

      Many diseases are cause by insects that breed inside your body.

    • D. 

      Many diseases are caused by the death of microbes in the body.

    • E. 

      Many diseases are cause by poverty.

  • 9. 
    Heat resistant bacteria were named:
    • A. 

      Endospores

    • B. 

      Heat-resistant microbes

    • C. 

      Viruses

    • D. 

      Hypermicrobes

  • 10. 
    The development of aseptic technique included the following techniques:
    • A. 

      Disinfecting your hands before operating

    • B. 

      Changing your gown before operating

    • C. 

      Using heat for sterilization

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above