Microbiology: Chapter 1

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Microbiology Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What is Microbiology? 
    • A. 

      The study of “small life forms”, not easily observed without a microscope.

    • B. 

      The study of “large life forms”, easily observed without a microscope.

    • C. 

      The study of “alien life forms”, only observed in area 51

  • 2. 
    What do small life forms include?
    • A. 

      Viruses, bacteria, protists, and some fungi and animals

    • B. 

      Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protists

    • C. 

      Some fungi and animals, bacteria, viruses

  • 3. 
    Can these be organisms pathogenic? (T/F)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What other areas of study are involved with microbiology? (choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Biochemistry and Cell Biology

    • B. 

      Bacteriology

    • C. 

      Virology

    • D. 

      Immunology

    • E. 

      Pathogenesis and Epidemiology

    • F. 

      Human infectious diseases

  • 5. 
    What are two structure and function levels of organization at a particular level?
  • 6. 
    Some biological processes that apply to all living things are Biochemistry, Evolution, and Genetics. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye are called microorganisms (microbes) (T/F)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Why are microorganisms so important?  Microorganisms have a significance in...
    • A. 

      Astronomy

    • B. 

      Calculus

    • C. 

      Ecology

  • 9. 
    Primary photosynthesizers in aquatic environments account for more than...
    • A. 

      Half of the earths total photosynthesis and molecular oxygen production

    • B. 

      One quarter of the earths total photosynthesis and molecular oxygen production

    • C. 

      One third of the earths total photosynthesis and molecular oxygen production

  • 10. 
    Microorganisms are... 
    • A. 

      Primary decomposers in the soil

    • B. 

      Secondary decomposers in the soil

    • C. 

      Tiertiary decomposers in the soil

  • 11. 
    In terms of biomass and niche-utilization microbes, mostly bacteria, are... 
    • A. 

      Insignificant organisms on earth

    • B. 

      Dominant organisms on earth

    • C. 

      Relatively important organisms on earth

  • 12. 
    What percent of biomass on the planet is comprised of bacteria?
    • A. 

      33%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      50%

  • 13. 
    What relates to a Virus?
    • A. 

      HIV or the Flu

    • B. 

      Strep throat or Tuberculosis

    • C. 

      Ringworm and Yeast Infections

    • D. 

      Malaria

  • 14. 
    What is/are areas of significance of Microorganisms? (choose all that apply)
  • 15. 
    Yeast is involved in the making of what products? (choose all that apply)
  • 16. 
    Bacteria can be found in both cheeses and yogurt. (T/F)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Bacteria can be genetically engineered to produce useful chemicals like insulin. (T/F)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What relates to a Bacteria? 
    • A. 

      Strep throat or Tuberculosis

    • B. 

      Ringworm and Yeast Infections

    • C. 

      Malaria

    • D. 

      HIV or the Flu

  • 19. 
    What relates to Fungi?
    • A. 

      Malaria

    • B. 

      HIV or the Flu

    • C. 

      Strep throat or Tuberculosis

    • D. 

      Ringworm and Yeast Infections

  • 20. 
    What relates to Protozoa?
    • A. 

      HIV or the Flu

    • B. 

      Strep throat or Tuberculosis

    • C. 

      Ringworm and Yeast Infections

    • D. 

      Malaria

  • 21. 
    True or False, in 1665 Robert Hooke observed cells and invented the term.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    True or False, in 1673 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek observed microorganisms under the microscope.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    True of False, in 1796 Edward Jenner performed the first “vaccination” by exposing a person to the cowpox virus. The person was then protected from smallpox infection. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Can life come from non-life? 
    • A. 

      No, people thought so until the 1860’s

    • B. 

      Yes, people still think this today

    • C. 

      No, people thought so until the early 1900’s

  • 25. 
    What year did Rudolf Virchow introduce the cell theory (cells can come only from other cells). 
    • A. 

      1858

    • B. 

      1835

    • C. 

      1898