Introduction To Bacteria: Trivia Quiz!

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Introduction To Bacteria: Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select ALL choices that accurately describe bacteria.
    • A. 

      Unicellular

    • B. 

      Prokaryotic

    • C. 

      Eukaryotic

    • D. 

      Microscopic

    • E. 

      Can be found on most surfaces

    • F. 

      On you right now

  • 2. 
    Some E. coli bacteria can make you sick, whereas others are helpful.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Choose the 3 shapes that bacteria come in.
    • A. 

      Bacilli (rod-shaped)

    • B. 

      Cocci (round)

    • C. 

      Spiral-shaped

    • D. 

      Tubin (tube-shaped)

  • 4. 
    How do bacteria reproduce?
    • A. 

      Meiosis and fertilization

    • B. 

      Divide in half

    • C. 

      Female and male bacteria mate

    • D. 

      Each bacteria is both male and female

  • 5. 
    Select ALL the choices that demonstrate how different bacteria obtain energy (food).   Some bacteria __________________________
    • A. 

      Are photosynthetic.

    • B. 

      Are producers.

    • C. 

      are consumers.

    • D. 

      Scavenge for food.

    • E. 

      Attack other organisms for food.

    • F. 

      Attack viruses for food.

    • G. 

      Consume metallic objects.

  • 6. 
    What is a pathogen?
    • A. 

      A microorganism that makes you sick.

    • B. 

      A series of chemical reactions

    • C. 

      A series of steps that bacteria follow to reproduce

    • D. 

      A bacterium before it reaches maturity

  • 7. 
    How do pathogenic bacteria make you ill?
    • A. 

      Produce toxins

    • B. 

      Insert themselves into your white blood cells

    • C. 

      Insert DNA into your white blood cells

    • D. 

      Pathogenic bacteria are harmless

  • 8. 
    All bacteria are pathogenic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Most bacteria cause disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In what ways can bacteria be helpful to humans? 
    • A. 

      Used to ferment meats

    • B. 

      Help you digest food

    • C. 

      Make yogurt

    • D. 

      Fight viruses like the common cold

  • 11. 
    Which 3 bacteria listed are harmful? 
    • A. 

      E. coli O157:H7

    • B. 

      Salmonella

    • C. 

      Staphylococcus

    • D. 

      Lactobacillus

    • E. 

      Pediococcus

  • 12. 
    Which choices should you use to help keep you safe from pathogenic bacteria? 
    • A. 

      Cook food thoroughly

    • B. 

      Wash your hands with regular soap

    • C. 

      Wash your hands with antibacterial soap

    • D. 

      Store food properly at the correct temperature

    • E. 

      Keep warm when it is cold out and don't go out in the rain