The Ultimate Microbiology Trivia Test! Quiz

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The Ultimate Microbiology Trivia Test! Quiz

The test below is a prep for Micro test 1 Chapters 1 - 6 from Burton's Microbiology for the Health Sciences by Paul G. Engelkirk Janet Duben-Engelkirk. If you are a microbiology student looking for the ultimate trivia test that will refresh your memory on some chapters, consider giving this a shot and get to see which chapters you are having a hard time with and put more effort on them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Define opportunistic pathogens.
  • 2. 
    Explain how to calculate the total magnification of the compound light microscope.
  • 3. 
    Explain the function of glycocalyx capsules as it relates to bacterial cells.
  • 4. 
    Define and explin genotype and phenotype.
  • 5. 
    Microbiology is the study of
  • 6. 
    Idividual microbes can be observed with the use of what?
  • 7. 
    Two major categories of microbes are called what?
    • A. 

      Eucaryotes and Procaryotes

    • B. 

      Acellular and cellular

    • C. 

      Pathogentic and Nonpathogenic

  • 8. 
    Another name for acellular microbes are _____ and another name for cellular microbes are ____.
  • 9. 
    3 Microbes that do not cause disease are known as pathogens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Nondisease causing microbes are considered to be nonpathogenic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Microbes that live on and in the human body are referred to as our ____.
  • 12. 
    Pathogens cause 2 major types of diseases: infectious diseases and microbial diseases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Pathogens cause what 2 major types of diseases?
  • 14. 
    The size of bacteria are expressed in nanometeres whereas the sizes of viruses are expressed in micrometers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What is used to measure the dimensions of objects being viewed with a compund light microscope?
    • A. 

      Lens x Stage

    • B. 

      An Ocular Lens

    • C. 

      Ocular Micrometer

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 16. 
    A simple microscope contains only ___ magnifying lens, whereas as compound microscope contains ___ magnifying lens.
  • 17. 
    A simple microscope contains 4 different magnifying lens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The resolving power of the unaided human eye is 0.2 mm
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When using a brightfield microscope a person observes objects _______ backgroud. When using a darkfield microscope a person observes objects _______background.
  • 20. 
    The resolving power of a transmission electron microscope is what?
    • A. 

      Approximately 0.2 nanometeres

    • B. 

      1 million times better that the human eye

    • C. 

      1,000 times better than the resolving power of a compound microscope.

    • D. 

      Both A and C

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 21. 
    Scanning electron microscopes have a resolving power of approxiamtely 20 nanometers which is about 100 times stronger than the resolving power of a transmission electron microscope.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Photographs taken using compound light microscopes are called what?
  • 23. 
    Photographs taken using a transmission electron microscope or a scanning electron microscope are called transmission electron micrographs and scanning electron micrographs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    What do Eucaryote cells possess that Procaryote cell do not?
    • A. 

      A true nucleus

    • B. 

      A cell wall

    • C. 

      Ability to be selectively permeable

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 25. 
    A "true nucleus" consists of neucleoplasm, chromosomes, and a nuclear membrane.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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