The History Of Microbiology! Trivia Quiz

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The History Of Microbiology! Trivia Quiz

The study of microbiology can be dated to the olden days when people tried to identify the reasons as to why people got some infectious diseases. As a microbiology student, you should have enough information on the history of microbiology. Take it up and see just how much you know about the field you want to study in. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What scientist is best known for his improvement of the mircoscope?
    • A. 

      Louis Pasteur

    • B. 

      Alexander Fleming

    • C. 

      Thonius Philips van Leeuwenhoek

    • D. 

      Iganaz Semmelweis

    • E. 

      Friedrich Meischer

  • 2. 
    What is the selective removal of a subset of microbes?
    • A. 

      Pasteurization

    • B. 

      Sterilization

    • C. 

      Fermentation

    • D. 

      Sepsis

    • E. 

      Transformation

  • 3. 
    What is the complete removal of all life forms?
    • A. 

      Pasteurization

    • B. 

      Sterilization

    • C. 

      Fermentation

    • D. 

      Sepsis

    • E. 

      Transformation

  • 4. 
    What scientist instituted a strict hand washing policy causing the mortality rates of women giving birth to drop?
    • A. 

      Louis Pasteur

    • B. 

      Joseph Lister

    • C. 

      Edward Jenner

    • D. 

      Ignaz Semmelweis

    • E. 

      P.A. Levene

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is Childbirth fever?
    • A. 

      Puerperal sepsis

    • B. 

      Cowpox

    • C. 

      Smallpox

    • D. 

      Streptococcus pyogenes

    • E. 

      Street virus

  • 6. 
    Which of the following means hospital acquired infection?
    • A. 

      Leprosy

    • B. 

      Nosocomial infection

    • C. 

      Sepsis

    • D. 

      Street virus

    • E. 

      Smallpox

  • 7. 
    Which of the following means perliferation of microbes in the blood?
    • A. 

      Leprosy

    • B. 

      Nosocomial infection

    • C. 

      Sepsis

    • D. 

      Street virus

    • E. 

      Smallpox

  • 8. 
    What scientist used carbolic acid to kill germs and prevent infection?
    • A. 

      Ignaz Semmelweis

    • B. 

      Joseph Lister

    • C. 

      Paul Enrlich

    • D. 

      Robert Feulgen

    • E. 

      Selman Abraham Waksman

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      The causative agent must be present in every case of the disease

    • B. 

      The same diease must be produced when microbes from the pure culture are inoculated into healthy susceptible animals

    • C. 

      The pathogen must be isolated from the dieased host

    • D. 

      The causative agent must be present in healthy animals

    • E. 

      The same pathogen must be recoverable in the articially infected animal

  • 10. 
    Which diease causes the deformation of the extremities and is caused by Mycobacterium leprae?
    • A. 

      Cystic fibrosis

    • B. 

      Duchenne muscular dystropy

    • C. 

      Leprosy

    • D. 

      Neurofibromatosis

    • E. 

      Retinoblastoma

  • 11. 
    What scientist developed a vaccination to protect against smallpox?
    • A. 

      Alexander Fleming

    • B. 

      Paul Enrlich

    • C. 

      Edward Jenner

    • D. 

      Joseph Lister

    • E. 

      Ignaz Semmelweis

  • 12. 
    What virus is from a naturally infected animal?
    • A. 

      Sepsis

    • B. 

      Nosocomial infection

    • C. 

      Attenuated virus

    • D. 

      Street virus

    • E. 

      Smallpox

  • 13. 
    What scientist used atoxyl to treat syphilis?
    • A. 

      Alexander Fleming

    • B. 

      Paul Ehrlich

    • C. 

      Edward Jenner

    • D. 

      Ignaz Semmelweis

    • E. 

      Friedrich Meischer

  • 14. 
    What scientist discovered penicillin?
    • A. 

      Alexander Felming

    • B. 

      Selman Abraham Waksman

    • C. 

      Edward Jenner

    • D. 

      P.A. Levene

    • E. 

      Robert Feulgen

  • 15. 
    Cell-mediated immunity is particularly effective against all of the following except
    • A. 

      Cancer cells

    • B. 

      Extracellular bacteria

    • C. 

      Fungi

    • D. 

      Parasites

    • E. 

      Intracellular viral infections

  • 16. 
    What proteins can isolate individual genes from human DNA?
    • A. 

      DNA ligase

    • B. 

      Carbolic acid

    • C. 

      Germs

    • D. 

      Plasmids

    • E. 

      Restriction enzymes

  • 17. 
    What are small cirular pieces of DNA?
    • A. 

      DNA ligase

    • B. 

      Carbolic acid

    • C. 

      Germs

    • D. 

      Plasmids

    • E. 

      Restriction enzymes

  • 18. 
    During recombination a gene can be glued in place by?
    • A. 

      DNA ligase

    • B. 

      Carbolic acid

    • C. 

      Transformation

    • D. 

      Plasmids

    • E. 

      Restriction enzymes

  • 19. 
    A recombinant plasmid can be inserted into bacterial, yeast or cultured animal cells in a process called?
    • A. 

      Pasteurization

    • B. 

      Sterilization

    • C. 

      Fermentation

    • D. 

      Sepsis

    • E. 

      Transformation

  • 20. 
    What scientist isolated a number of antibiotics including streptomycin?
    • A. 

      Edward Jenner

    • B. 

      Joseph Lister

    • C. 

      P.A. Levene

    • D. 

      Fridrich Meischer

    • E. 

      Selman Abraham Waksman