Introduction To Parasitology Trivia Quiz

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Parasitology Quizzes & Trivia

Intro to definitions and terms used in Parasitology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A smaller organism that lives on or in another organism at whose expense (the host) it takes advantage.
  • 2. 
    Parasite that is capable of causing damage but the animals show no sign of the disease.
  • 3. 
    Parasite is present and causes obvious damage.
  • 4. 
    Lives outside of the host (on the body surface).
  • 5. 
    Lives within the host.
  • 6. 
    Has gone to another site other than its' normal site of infection. i.e. gone from the intestine to the liver.(go where they don't belong)
  • 7. 
    The parasite uses a host other than the human host.
  • 8. 
    May be parasitic on an organism but can live on it's own in a non parasitic form.
  • 9. 
    The parasite is completely dependent on the host for survival but not capable of living on its' own.
  • 10. 
    Only stays with the host for short times. i.e. mosquitoes, ticks.
  • 11. 
    Will infect only one type of host (species specific).
  • 12. 
    Has a broad host range.
  • 13. 
    One in or on which sexual reproduction occurs.
  • 14. 
    Generally the final host- one which the parasite is best adapted to and adult, sexual, or mature stages exist here.
  • 15. 
    The host necessary for development but not for reproduction.
  • 16. 
    A kind of intermediate host used for transportation only and is not necessary for development.
  • 17. 
    A vertebrate host that caries the parasite in nature and is a source of infection/disease for humans and or animals.
  • 18. 
    A parasite that carries a pathogen
  • 19. 
    A poison that in general is more toxic to the parasite than the host.
  • 20. 
    Kill insects.
  • 21. 
    Destructive to worms.
  • 22. 
    Work against protozoans.
  • 23. 
    Who came up with the Linnean Classification Scheme for taxonomy?
  • 24. 
    What are the divisions of taxonomy in order?
    • A. 

      Kingdom, Phlyum, Genus, Species, Class

    • B. 

      Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

    • C. 

      Kingdom, Class, Order, Phylum, Genus, Family, Species

  • 25. 
    What is important to remember about the genus and species of an organism?
    • A. 

      First letter of Genus is capitalized, species in lowercase.

    • B. 

      Both are underlined.

    • C. 

      Both A and B are correct