Microbiology Exam Trivia: MCQ! Quiz

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Microbiology Exam Trivia: MCQ! Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is caused by Malassezia furfur?
    • A. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • B. 

      Otomycosis

    • C. 

      Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor

    • D. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

    • E. 

      Tinea Barbae

  • 2. 
    This is a monomorphic mold that causes cutaneous mycoses of the glabrous skin of the face. Doesn't involve the hair on the face.
    • A. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • B. 

      Otomycosis

    • C. 

      Tinea Corporis

    • D. 

      Tinea Barbae

    • E. 

      Tinea Capitis Ecothothrix

  • 3. 
    What is the treatment for Pityriasis (tinea) Versicolor?
    • A. 

      Fluconazole

    • B. 

      Terbinafine

    • C. 

      Griseofulvin

    • D. 

      Miconazole

    • E. 

      Ketoconazole

  • 4. 
    Which of the following shows partial protective immunity?
    • A. 

      Tinea Pedis

    • B. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • C. 

      Pseudallescheriasis

    • D. 

      Otomycosis

    • E. 

      Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor

  • 5. 
    Otomycosis is NOT part of which species?
    • A. 

      Aspergillus

    • B. 

      Trichophyton

    • C. 

      Penicillin

    • D. 

      Mucor

    • E. 

      Rhizopus

  • 6. 
    Which is an opportunistic mold, saprophytic, monomorphic mold that causes superficial infections of the outer ear?
    • A. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • B. 

      Otomycosis

    • C. 

      Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor

    • D. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

    • E. 

      Tinea Barbae

  • 7. 
    Which of the following DOES NOT have an incubation period of 10 to 14 days (2wks)?
    • A. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • B. 

      Tinea Barbae

    • C. 

      Tinea Corporis

    • D. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

    • E. 

      Tinea Unguium

  • 8. 
    Which of the following require re-treatment for chronic, relapsing lesions?
    • A. 

      Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor

    • B. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • C. 

      Tinea Barbae

    • D. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

    • E. 

      Otomycosis

  • 9. 
    Which is not a predisposing factor for Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor?
    • A. 

      Use of lipid emulsions and illness

    • B. 

      Malnutrition and low electrolytes

    • C. 

      High Temperature and humity

    • D. 

      High cortisol levels

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is found worldwide in the soil?
    • A. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • B. 

      Otomycosis

    • C. 

      Tinea Endothrix

    • D. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

    • E. 

      Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor

  • 11. 
    Which of the following can result in hair loss?
    • A. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • B. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

    • C. 

      Tinea Capitis Endothrix

    • D. 

      Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor

    • E. 

      Tinea Manuum

  • 12. 
    What is the incubation period for Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor?
    • A. 

      Days

    • B. 

      Two wks

    • C. 

      Unknown

    • D. 

      Months

    • E. 

      Years

  • 13. 
    Which of the following if found in Africa and Europe?
    • A. 

      Tinea Barbae

    • B. 

      Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor

    • C. 

      Tinea Favosa

    • D. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • E. 

      Tinea Manuum

  • 14. 
    I am an African American woman and I present with pinkish-white patches on the skin of my upper body. What do I have?
    • A. 

      Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor

    • B. 

      Tinea Favosa

    • C. 

      Otomycosis

    • D. 

      Tinea Barbae

    • E. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

  • 15. 
    Infection of Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor is most common between?
    • A. 

      Adolescence and Elderly

    • B. 

      Adolescence and Middle Age

    • C. 

      Middle Age and Elderly

    • D. 

      Neonates and Adolescence

    • E. 

      Middle Age and Neonates

  • 16. 
    What are the incidence rates of Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor?
    • A. 

      45-65%

    • B. 

      40-60%

    • C. 

      20-40%

    • D. 

      40-50%

    • E. 

      50-70%

  • 17. 
    KOH/PAS staining of skin scrapings show short, stubby hyphae and globose budding yeast cells (spaghetti and meatballs)
    • A. 

      Tinea Favosa

    • B. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • C. 

      Otomycosis

    • D. 

      Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor

    • E. 

      Tinea Barbae

  • 18. 
    Infection with this can develop into itchy papules and pustules (inflammation of hair follicles or the lacrimal sac) or atopic dermatitis on the back and upper trunk.
    • A. 

      Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor

    • B. 

      Tinea Barbae

    • C. 

      Tinea Favosa

    • D. 

      Otomycosis

    • E. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

  • 19. 
    Most infections of this mold resolve rapidly and spontaneously.
    • A. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • B. 

      Tinea Capitis Endothrix

    • C. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

    • D. 

      Tinea Barbae

    • E. 

      Tinea Corporis

  • 20. 
    Griseofulvin is used for all of the following except?
    • A. 

      Tinea Barbae

    • B. 

      Tinea Corporis

    • C. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

    • D. 

      Tinea Capitis Endothrix

    • E. 

      Tinea Faciei

  • 21. 
    In this infection conidia and hyphae are seen inside hair shafts on the KOH/PAS stains.
    • A. 

      Tinea Corporis

    • B. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • C. 

      Tinea Barbae

    • D. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

    • E. 

      Tinea Capitis Endothrix

  • 22. 
    Non-infective, cutaneous allergic reactions can occur as a result of this infection.
    • A. 

      Tinea Capitis Endothrix

    • B. 

      Tinea Favosa

    • C. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

    • D. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • E. 

      Tinea Barbae

  • 23. 
    A chronic infection that can persist through adult life.
    • A. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

    • B. 

      Tinea Capitis Endothrix

    • C. 

      Tinea Barbae

    • D. 

      Tinea Corporis

    • E. 

      Tinea Favosa

  • 24. 
    This is also known as gray-patch ringworm that is a prepubertal infection of the scalp, eyelashes and eyebrows.
    • A. 

      Tinea Capitis Ectothrix

    • B. 

      Tinea Capitis Endothrix

    • C. 

      Tinea Faciei

    • D. 

      Tinea Corporis

    • E. 

      Tinea Favosa

  • 25. 
    What is the treatment for Tinea Capitis Ectothrix?
    • A. 

      Fluconazole

    • B. 

      Griseofluvin

    • C. 

      Terbinafine

    • D. 

      Ketoconazole

    • E. 

      Miconazole