Quiz: Types Of Microorganisms! Trivia Questions

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Quiz: Types Of Microorganisms! Trivia Questions

There are different types of microorganisms; some are unicellular, multicellular, or cell clusters. According to our previous classes, we learned that there are six major types of microorganisms and they are different from each other some can be harmless while others are very harmful to humans, animals or any of its hosts. Take this test and see if you know them all!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these is/are fungus(i)?
    • A. 

      Cryptosporidium

    • B. 

      Candida

    • C. 

      Chlamydia

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 2. 
    Which is/are descriptive of a frank pathogen?
    • A. 

      Causes disease under essentially any circumstance

    • B. 

      Causes disease only under certain situations

    • C. 

      Always causes severe disease

    • D. 

      Always has a high (large) infectious dose

    • E. 

      All but one of the above

  • 3. 
    Which is not found on the host's side of the disease equilibrium?
    • A. 

      Physicial barriers

    • B. 

      Phagocytosis

    • C. 

      Ectoparasites

    • D. 

      Inflammation

    • E. 

      Chemical barriers

  • 4. 
    Which of these microbes is/are found only on the invasive side of the pathogenicity spectrum?
    • A. 

      Clostridium botulinum

    • B. 

      Streptococcus pneumoniae

    • C. 

      Vibrio cholerae

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 5. 
    Which is/are true of bacterial capsules?
    • A. 

      Can help resist phagocytosis

    • B. 

      Some can be opsonized

    • C. 

      Some are immunogenic

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      All but one of the above

  • 6. 
    Which is not an example of an enzyme produced by a pathogen?
    • A. 

      Hyaluronidase

    • B. 

      Hemolysin

    • C. 

      Lysozyme

    • D. 

      Coagulase

    • E. 

      Kinase

  • 7. 
    Which is/are reportable disease(s)?
    • A. 

      AIDS

    • B. 

      Viral meningitis

    • C. 

      Bacterial meningitis

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      A and c

  • 8. 
    Which is/are currently important viral disease(s)?
    • A. 

      AIDS

    • B. 

      Chlamydia

    • C. 

      Influenza

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      All but one of the above

  • 9. 
    Example(s) of parasitism
    • A. 

      Tube worm/bacteria

    • B. 

      Cow/rumen bacteria

    • C. 

      Termite/protozoans

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of these antibiotics work(s) against peptidoglycan production/assembly?
    • A. 

      Tetracycline

    • B. 

      Rifampin

    • C. 

      Penicillin

    • D. 

      Streptomycin

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of these antibiotics works against bacterial protein synthesis?
    • A. 

      Cephalosporin

    • B. 

      Vancomycin

    • C. 

      Erythromycin

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 12. 
    Virulence
    • A. 

      Quantitates pathogenicity

    • B. 

      Doesn't imply lethality

    • C. 

      Means severe illness always occurs

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      A and c

  • 13. 
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    • A. 

      Has mycolic acids

    • B. 

      Is an obligate intracellular pathogen

    • C. 

      Prevents fusion of phagosome and lysosome in phagocyte

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    A-B exotoxin
    • A. 

      A is active region

    • B. 

      B is binding region

    • C. 

      B is blocking region

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      A and c

  • 15. 
    Example(s) of A-B toxins
    • A. 

      Diphtheria toxin

    • B. 

      Pseudomonas toxin A

    • C. 

      Hemolysin

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      A and c

  • 16. 
    Endotoxin
    • A. 

      Toxic component is lipid A

    • B. 

      Only found in Gram positives

    • C. 

      Only found in Gram negatives

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      A and c

  • 17. 
    Which is/are pandemic today?
    • A. 

      HIV/AIDS

    • B. 

      H1N1 influenza

    • C. 

      Common cold

    • D. 

      All but one of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Which is/are example(s) of common source outbreak?
    • A. 

      Contaminated pharmaceutical in a hospital

    • B. 

      Staph enterotoxin contaminated food in a restaurant

    • C. 

      H1N1 influenza

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 19. 
    Zoonotic diseases
    • A. 

      Transmitted only among nonhuman animals

    • B. 

      Transmitted from nonhuman animal to humans

    • C. 

      Example is plague

    • D. 

      A and c

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 20. 
    Which can be transmitted by large droplets?
    • A. 

      Influenza

    • B. 

      Common cold

    • C. 

      Tuberculosis

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      A and c

  • 21. 
    Beta-lactamase
    • A. 

      Degrades peptidoglycan

    • B. 

      Degrades penicillin

    • C. 

      Degrades vancomycin

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 22. 
    MLC
    • A. 

      Means minimal inhibitory concentration

    • B. 

      Is smallest amount of antimicrobial agent to stop growth

    • C. 

      Is smallest amount of antimicrobial needed to kill

    • D. 

      A and c

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 23. 
    Why is antimicrobial resistance a big problem today?
    • A. 

      Microbes exchange resistance genes

    • B. 

      Antimicrobials sometimes are used injudiciously in people

    • C. 

      Microbes often mutate

    • D. 

      All but one of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    The Kirby Bauer test
    • A. 

      Uses strips with antibiotic

    • B. 

      Dilutes antibiotic in tubes

    • C. 

      Looks at zones of bacterial growth inhibition around discs

    • D. 

      A and c

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 25. 
    The Gram stain
    • A. 

      G neg look purple; Gram pos look red

    • B. 

      Gram neg outer membrane dissolves when alcohol is used to decolorize

    • C. 

      Gram pos outer layer dissolves when alcohol is used to decolorize

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      A and c