Mechanisms Of Infectious Disease

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Infectious Disease Quizzes & Trivia

Introduction to Microbes and Parasites


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  • 1. 
    What is commensalism?
    • A. 

      Interaction in which one organism benefits and the host is unaffected

    • B. 

      Microorganism and the host both derive benefits from the interaction

    • C. 

      Only the infecting organism benefits

    • D. 

      Organism capable of supporting the nutritional and physical requirements of another

  • 2. 
    What is mutualism?
    • A. 

      Interaction in which one organism benefits and the host is unaffected

    • B. 

      E.coli in the gut

    • C. 

      Only the infecting organism benefits from the relationship

    • D. 

      Organism capable of supporting the nutritional and physical growth requirements of another

  • 3. 
    Prions cause what?
    • A. 

      HPV

    • B. 

      Hepatitis

    • C. 

      Spongiform encephalopathies

    • D. 

      Avian flu

  • 4. 
    Transmissable neurodegenerative diesease that is slow, irreversible, progressive neuronal degeneration that is transmitted via ingestion of infected neuronal tissue is?
    • A. 

      Kuru

    • B. 

      Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

    • C. 

      Scrapie

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Kuru is thought to be transmitted by?
    • A. 

      Sporadic unknown origin

    • B. 

      Cannabalism

    • C. 

      Familial

    • D. 

      Variant

  • 6. 
    Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease is transmitted the most by?
    • A. 

      Variant

    • B. 

      Familial

    • C. 

      Sporadic unknown

    • D. 

      Cannibalism

  • 7. 
    A virus can be oncogenic?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What class of viruses cause genital warts, penile cancer and cervical cancer?
    • A. 

      Human Papilloma Virus

    • B. 

      Herpes Simplex Virus 1

    • C. 

      Herpes Simplex Virus 2

    • D. 

      Human Immunodeficiency Virus

  • 9. 
    How do new strains of influenza arise?
    • A. 

      Genetic drift

    • B. 

      Only A

    • C. 

      Genetic Shift

    • D. 

      Both A & C

  • 10. 
    Gram + Streptococcus
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
  • 11. 
    Gram + Staphylococcus
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
  • 12. 
    Gram - Bacilli
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
  • 13. 
    Gram negative cell wall is thicker then gram positive cell wall?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What is Acid-fast bacteria responsible for?
    • A. 

      Group A Beta Strep

    • B. 

      Tuberculosis

    • C. 

      Jock itch

    • D. 

      Group B Strep

  • 15. 
    An antibiotic is?
    • A. 

      Kills microbes

    • B. 

      Stops growth without killing

    • C. 

      Product of a microbe that can inhibit or kill other microbes

    • D. 

      Chemical substance used within the body for therapeutic purposes

  • 16. 
    Bacteriocidial is?
    • A. 

      Stops growth without killing

    • B. 

      Kills microbes

    • C. 

      Product of a microbe that can inhibit or kill other microbes

    • D. 

      Chemical substance used within the body for therapeutic purposes

  • 17. 
      Minimal Inhibitory Concentration is?
    • A. 

      Minimal concentration of antibiotic that will inhibit the visible growth

    • B. 

      Minimal concentration of antibiotic required to kill a particular bacterium

  • 18. 
    Primary antifungals target?
    • A. 

      Cholesterol

    • B. 

      Ergosterol

    • C. 

      Peptidoglycan

    • D. 

      Lipopolysaccharide

  • 19. 
    What is PCR?
    • A. 

      Measure the presence or concentration of a substance in solutions that frequently contain a complex mixture of substances

    • B. 

      Examines the levels of specific substances and enzymes that are produced by chemical reactions in the body

    • C. 

      Amplifies a single or a few copies of DNA across several orders of magnitude generating thousands to millions of copies of a particular DNA sequence

    • D. 

      The first step of identification of a bacterial organism