Microbiology Study Questions

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Microbiology Study Questions

Study quesitons for Microbiology - MLT students


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  • 1. 
    Protozoa are classified by their means of:
    • A. 

      Reproduction

    • B. 

      Locomotion

    • C. 

      Respiration

    • D. 

      Elimination

  • 2. 
    What mean of locomotion do malarial parasites have?
    • A. 

      Cilia

    • B. 

      Pseudopods

    • C. 

      Flagella

    • D. 

      None

  • 3. 
    The Nematodes are usually found in the feces in the form of:
    • A. 

      Trophozoites

    • B. 

      Egg

    • C. 

      Larva

    • D. 

      Adult worm

  • 4. 
    Which parasite is sometimes found in the microscopic examination of urine?
    • A. 

      Plasmodium

    • B. 

      Tapeworm segments

    • C. 

      Trichomonas

    • D. 

      Yeast

  • 5. 
    A stool specimen should be examined immediately for:
    • A. 

      Trophozoites

    • B. 

      Eggs

    • C. 

      Ova

    • D. 

      Cyst

  • 6. 
    Examination of feces for trophozoites is done by:
    • A. 

      Scotch tape preparation of an anal swab.

    • B. 

      Wet preparation of a liquid stool

    • C. 

      Macroscopic examination of stool.

    • D. 

      Concentration of a formed stool.

  • 7. 
    What is a good method for finding worms or eggs?
    • A. 

      2 specimens - cathartic - 1 specimen

    • B. 

      1 specimen

    • C. 

      Cathartic - 1 specimen

    • D. 

      3 specimens

  • 8. 
    Mature cyst of Entamoeba coli usually possess a characteristic number of nuclei, which is:
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      8

  • 9. 
    Which of the following parasites is associated with hydatid cysts in the human?
    • A. 

      Taenia saginata

    • B. 

      Taenia solium

    • C. 

      Diphyllobothrium latum

    • D. 

      Echinococcus granulosus

  • 10. 
    The Plamodia that causes the most severe pathology is:
    • A. 

      P. falciparum

    • B. 

      P. vivax

    • C. 

      P. malariae

    • D. 

      Pm ovale

  • 11. 
    In a wet preparation of feces, iodine is used to:
    • A. 

      Stain cysts

    • B. 

      Decontaminate the preparation

    • C. 

      Provide a background for the colorless ova

    • D. 

      Stain the trophozoites

  • 12. 
    NIH swabs and scotch tape mounts are used to detect the ova of:
    • A. 

      Whipworm

    • B. 

      Roundworm

    • C. 

      Pinworm

    • D. 

      Hookworm

  • 13. 
    Tapeworms attach to the wall of the intestine by means of a:
    • A. 

      Cyst

    • B. 

      Larva

    • C. 

      Proglottid

    • D. 

      Scolex

  • 14. 
    Microscopic examination of parasites using the wet film method may use:
    • A. 

      D'Antoni's solution

    • B. 

      Iodine solution

    • C. 

      Normal saline solution

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 15. 
    The diagnosis of all tapeworms is made:
    • A. 

      Through recognition of the ova

    • B. 

      By finding and identifying gravid proglottids

    • C. 

      Neither of these

    • D. 

      Both of these

  • 16. 
    In Taenia saginata, the larval stage developes in:
    • A. 

      Cattle

    • B. 

      Swine

    • C. 

      Man

    • D. 

      Fish

  • 17. 
    Feces are examined for tapeworm "head" by:
    • A. 

      Straining the specimen through a sieve

    • B. 

      Examining wet smears of the specimen

    • C. 

      Incubating the entrire specimen

    • D. 

      Concentrating the specimen

  • 18. 
    A genus of parasites that moves about by means of pseudopods is:
    • A. 

      Giardia

    • B. 

      Trichomonas

    • C. 

      Taenia

    • D. 

      Entamoeba

  • 19. 
    Ascaris is a:
    • A. 

      Hookworm

    • B. 

      Roundworm

    • C. 

      Pinworm

    • D. 

      Tapeworm

  • 20. 
    Only one amoeba is considered to be definitely pathogenic to man. It is:
    • A. 

      Entamoeba histolytica

    • B. 

      Entamoeba coli

    • C. 

      Dientamoeba fragilis

    • D. 

      Endolimax nana

  • 21. 
    Which of the following flagellates found in the urine has no cyst form:
    • A. 

      Trichomonas

    • B. 

      Chilomastix

    • C. 

      Giardia

    • D. 

      Balantidium

  • 22. 
    Cestodes or tapeworms consist of a series of segments know as:
    • A. 

      Scolex

    • B. 

      Hooklets

    • C. 

      Proglottids

    • D. 

      Ova

  • 23. 
    Unlike the other parasite worms, the tapeworms:
    • A. 

      Exhibits packets of ova

    • B. 

      Have no scolex

    • C. 

      Have no alimentary tract

    • D. 

      Have a reproductive system

  • 24. 
    The genus of parasites which causes malaria is:
    • A. 

      Leishmania

    • B. 

      Toxoplasma

    • C. 

      Trypanosoma

    • D. 

      Plasmodium

  • 25. 
    A peripheral blood smear from a patient suspected of having malaria will exhibit all but the following characteristics of infected cells:
    • A. 

      Ring stages

    • B. 

      Crescent-shaped gametocytes

    • C. 

      Maurer's dots

    • D. 

      Red cells normal size and shape

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