The Ultimate Parasitology Trivia Quiz

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Have you been studying parasitology? How much do you know about it? Ready for the ultimate parasitology trivia quiz? Parasitology deals with the study of parasites, their hosts, as well as the relationship among them. As a biological discipline, the means of parasitology is not decided by the organism or environment but by their way of life. These trivia questions will be fun and let you learn more about parasites. Let's go!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    African Sleeping Sickness is transmitted by a bite of the tsetse fly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    After several weeks, pairs of adult flukes move to the vein of the intestines or bladder and remain locked together, copulating for 10 years or more. Eggs released may be excreted via the stool or urine. The life cycle is completed when eggs are released into freshwater.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Bloodstream Protozoa infections typically cause anemia by destroying red blood cells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Diagnosis of a parasitic infection is based on
    • A. 

      The toxins they release

    • B. 

      Their cellular components

    • C. 

      Identifying the parasites themselves or their progeny

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    Extracellular protozoa are usually spread by a vector.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Flukes are tissue helminths that are not
    • A. 

      Penetrate skin

    • B. 

      Emerge from snails that swim in water

    • C. 

      Mature outside of the venous system

    • D. 

      Lose their tails and change into a form that can enter the bloodstream after they burrow in the skin

  • 7. 
    Helminths are...
    • A. 

      Worms

    • B. 

      Typically intracellular

    • C. 

      Transmitted by oral ingestion, penetration of broken skin, or arthropod bite

    • D. 

      Many live in the GI tract but can infect internal organs

    • E. 

      Usually are able to complete life cycle within a single host

    • F. 

      Disease is directly related to the number of parasites acquired

  • 8. 
    How is toxoplasma acquired? 1) eating undercooked meat 2) food with contaminated cat feces 3) coming in contact with infected water
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      1,2

    • C. 

      1,2,3

    • D. 

      1,2,3,4

  • 9. 
    Humans become infected with tapeworms when they eat beef with the eggs that have hatched in the intestines, and vice versa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In red blood cells, malaria divide and matures. Then they burst to release more parasites to infect new red blood cells. Some of the parasites in the bloodstream are able to reproduce sexually, which are then
    • A. 

      Taken up by biting mosquitos

    • B. 

      Spread throughout the body and into the lungs

    • C. 

      Left by biting mosquitos

    • D. 

      No longer need to reproduce in red blood cells

  • 11. 
    In the mosquito, Malaria goes to the salivary glands as __________ during the infectious stage and then enters the liver cells of the host.
    • A. 

      Sporozoites

    • B. 

      Plasmodium

    • C. 

      Spores

    • D. 

      Merozoites

  • 12. 
    Intestinal Helminths are acquired by
    • A. 

      Ingestion of eggs

    • B. 

      Direct penetration of larvae through skin

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 13. 
    Intestinal Helminths are often asymptomatic unless the worm burden is very large. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Intestinal Helminths can cause malnutrition in the host.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Intestinal helminths reproduce asexually.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Intracellular protozoa are usually spread by the fecal oral route.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Most protozoa have extracellular  stages during the lifecycle. Most protozoa have extracellular  stages during the lifecycle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Most tapeworm infections are asymptomatic. However, they can lead to vitamin deficiency and anemia and can cause severe CNS manifestations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Parasite infection is short and only occurs once. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Parasites require only one type of host to complete their lifecycle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Protozoa are...
    • A. 

      Multiple cell eukaryotes

    • B. 

      Require a large inocula

    • C. 

      Disease results from replication of a large number of parasites

    • D. 

      Can be intracellular or extracellular

  • 22. 
    Symptoms of toxoplasmosis are
    • A. 

      Mononucleosis-like syndrome

    • B. 

      Congenital infection

    • C. 

      Infections in the brain or heart in immunocompromised

    • D. 

      Gastrointestinal distress

  • 23. 
    The reason parasites infect humans is for development. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Their are 5 species of parasites that cause malaria.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    There are often no clinical symptoms associated with worm infections.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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