Malaria Test: How Much You Know? Quiz

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Malaria Test: How Much You Know? Quiz

How much do you know about malaria? It's a disease that is triggered by a parasite. The parasite is spread to humans through the bites of infected mosquitos. People who have malaria feel very ill, and they present with a high fever and shaking chills. Most people who die from this illness are young children from Africa. Take this quiz and learn more about malaria.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
       This is....
    • A. 

      Malariae

    • B. 

      Vivax

    • C. 

      Falciparum

    • D. 

      Knowlesi

  • 2. 
    Schizonts are commonly seen in the peripheral blood films of falciparum malaria.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Maurer's clefts occur in
    • A. 

      P.falciparum

    • B. 

      P.ovale

    • C. 

      P.vivax

    • D. 

      P.malariae

  • 4. 
    A schizont with 16 - 32 merozoites is likely to be...
    • A. 

      Malariae

    • B. 

      Vivax

    • C. 

      Ovale

    • D. 

      Falciparum

  • 5. 
    The sporogonic cycle describes the malaria parasite inside the human liver.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Oookinetes invade which part of the mosquito to become oocysts?
    • A. 

      Hindgut

    • B. 

      Proboscis

    • C. 

      Thoracic muscles

    • D. 

      Midgut

  • 7. 
    Which species of malaria causes a quartan (72 hrly) paroxysm (fever spike)?
    • A. 

      Ovale

    • B. 

      Vivax

    • C. 

      Malariae

    • D. 

      Falciparum

  • 8. 
    Splenic rupture is a noted consequence of falciparum malaria.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Chloroquine resistance first occurred in Africa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Histidine-rich protein (HRP) antigen forms the bases of an RDT for which malaria species?
    • A. 

      Ovale

    • B. 

      Vivax

    • C. 

      Falciparum

    • D. 

      Malariae

  • 11. 
    P.ovale RDTs generally have a worse sensitivity than P.malariae RDTs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which of these forms an RDT test that is good as a test of the cure because it becomes negative 3 - 6 days after successful treatment?
    • A. 

      Histidine rich protein (HRP) antigen

    • B. 

      Heterophile antibodies

    • C. 

      Rheumatoid factor

    • D. 

      Parasite lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH)

  • 13. 
    Rheumatoid factor can cause a false positive result in malaria RDTs
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Loop-mediated isothermal amplification  (LAMP)  is a simple and inexpensive means of testing for malaria, particularly useful in resource-limited settings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A schizont with 8 - 12 merozoites in a rosette is likely
    • A. 

      P.malariae

    • B. 

      P.ovale

    • C. 

      P.falciparum

    • D. 

      P.vivax

  • 16. 
    Plasmodium malaria commonly causes a double invasion of red blood cells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    This is the gametocyte of:
    • A. 

      P.vivax

    • B. 

      P.ovale

    • C. 

      P.falciparum

    • D. 

      P.malariae

  • 18. 
    The anopheles mosquito injects which stage of the parasite into the host?
    • A. 

      Gametocytes

    • B. 

      Schizonts

    • C. 

      Sporozoites

    • D. 

      Oocysts

  • 19. 
    G6DP deficiency must be tested for before treating a patient with chloroquine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The following treatments are suitable for a complicated falciparal infection.
    • A. 

      IV quinine and doxycycline.

    • B. 

      Chloroquine

    • C. 

      Primaquine

    • D. 

      IV artesunate

  • 21. 
    Nephrotic syndrome is a complication of which malaria species?
    • A. 

      Ovale

    • B. 

      Vivax

    • C. 

      Malariae

    • D. 

      Falciparum

  • 22. 
    Artemether-lumafantrine is also known as malarone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Thick blood films have good sensitivity for diagnosing malaria infection
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Asexual malaria reproduction occurs in the...
    • A. 

      Mosquito proboscis

    • B. 

      Host blood

    • C. 

      There is no asexual reproduction

    • D. 

      Mosquito midgut