Biology Quiz: Infection Control

65 Questions | Total Attempts: 7124

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Biology Quiz: Infection Control

Welcome to this awesome quiz on the topic of biology, with specific reference to the little guys that we strive to get rid of from our kitchen counters, food, and hands to avoid the spread of illness and infection. In this quiz, we’re going to be testing your knowledge on infection control – the proper protocols and terminology behind ensuring a safe and infection-free environment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The one-celled microorganisms also known as germs or microbes are:
    • A. 

      Viruses

    • B. 

      Fungi

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Cilia

  • 2. 
    Parasites are types of:
    • A. 

      Disease

    • B. 

      Pathogenic virus

    • C. 

      Nonpathogenic bacteria

    • D. 

      Pathogenic bacteria

  • 3. 
    Bacteria that cause disease are called:
    • A. 

      Nonpathogenic

    • B. 

      Protozoa

    • C. 

      Pathogenic

    • D. 

      Saprophytes

  • 4. 
    Disease in plant or animal tissue is caused by:
    • A. 

      Acidophilus

    • B. 

      Saprophytes

    • C. 

      Pathogenic bacteria

    • D. 

      Nonpathogenic bacteria

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Parasites

    • B. 

      Viruses

    • C. 

      Saprophytes

    • D. 

      Flagella

  • 6. 
    The spirilla bacteria Trepnema pallida causes:
    • A. 

      Syphilis

    • B. 

      Tuberculosis

    • C. 

      Pneumonia

    • D. 

      Abscesses

  • 7. 
    The type of bacteria called cocci have a:
    • A. 

      Spiral shape

    • B. 

      Round shape

    • C. 

      Rod shape

    • D. 

      Corkscrew shape

  • 8. 
    The type of bacteria that has a rod shape is called:
    • A. 

      Diplococci

    • B. 

      Staphylococci

    • C. 

      Spirilla

    • D. 

      Bacilli

  • 9. 
    Pus-forming bacteria that cause strep throat and blood poisoning are:
    • A. 

      Streptococci

    • B. 

      Bacilli

    • C. 

      Staphylococci

    • D. 

      Diplococci

  • 10. 
    The bacteria with a corkscrew or spiral shape are:
    • A. 

      Staphylococci

    • B. 

      Spirilla

    • C. 

      Diplococci

    • D. 

      Bacilli

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Mycobacterium fortuitum furunculosis

    • B. 

      Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    • C. 

      Borrelia burgdorferi

    • D. 

      Treponema pallida

  • 12. 
    Cocci rarely:
    • A. 

      Show self-movement

    • B. 

      Undergo mitosis

    • C. 

      Reproduce

    • D. 

      Are pathogenic

  • 13. 
    Certain bacteria move about with the help of hair like extensions called:
    • A. 

      Spores

    • B. 

      Saprophytes

    • C. 

      Diplococci

    • D. 

      Flagella

  • 14. 
    Mitosis is the process by which bacteria:
    • A. 

      Divide

    • B. 

      Release toxins

    • C. 

      Move about

    • D. 

      Become inactive

  • 15. 
    Certain bacteria, during their inactive stage, form outer coverings called:
    • A. 

      Daughter cells

    • B. 

      Flagella

    • C. 

      Spores

    • D. 

      Toxins

  • 16. 
    A disease that is transmitted from one person to another by contact is said to be:
    • A. 

      Occupational

    • B. 

      Communicable

    • C. 

      Chronic

    • D. 

      Congenital

  • 17. 
    A typical example of a general infection is:
    • A. 

      An epidemic

    • B. 

      A pimple

    • C. 

      Syphillis

    • D. 

      A skin lesion

  • 18. 
    A sign of bacterial infection is:
    • A. 

      Pus

    • B. 

      Bleeding

    • C. 

      A cold

    • D. 

      Parasites

  • 19. 
    Diseases caused by viruses include:
    • A. 

      Measles and hepatitis

    • B. 

      Abcesses and boils

    • C. 

      Strep throat and blood poisoning

    • D. 

      Tuberculosis and tetanus

  • 20. 
    Penetrating cells and becoming part of them is characteristic of:
    • A. 

      Bacteria

    • B. 

      Parasites

    • C. 

      Viruses

    • D. 

      Fungi

  • 21. 
    Hepatitis is caused by a bloodborne virus and involves inflammation of the:
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Kidneys

    • C. 

      Stomach

    • D. 

      Heart

  • 22. 
    The disease that breaks down the body's immune system is known as:
    • A. 

      Hepatitis

    • B. 

      Pediculosis capitis

    • C. 

      Tuberculosis

    • D. 

      AIDS

  • 23. 
    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by:
    • A. 

      The herpes virus

    • B. 

      Contaminated food

    • C. 

      Poor personal hygiene

    • D. 

      The HIV virus

  • 24. 
    The HIV virus is not transmitted:
    • A. 

      Through unprotected sexual contact

    • B. 

      By kissing or hugging

    • C. 

      Through cuts and sores

    • D. 

      By IV users sharing needles

  • 25. 
    One way in which bacteria and viruses can enter the body is through:
    • A. 

      Dry skin

    • B. 

      Oily skin

    • C. 

      Broken skin

    • D. 

      Moist skin