Cestodes Trivia Quiz

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Cestodes Trivia Quiz

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which worms belong to the Taenidae family.
    • A. 

      Taenia solium and saginata

    • B. 

      Hymenolepis

    • C. 

      Echinococcus

    • D. 

      Diphyllobothrium

  • 2. 
    Cestodes have male and female worms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Coracidia are free swimming embryos from pseudophyllidea.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Diphyllobothrium is also known as
    • A. 

      The dog tapeworm

    • B. 

      The pork tapeworm

    • C. 

      The beef tapeworm

    • D. 

      The fish tapeworm

  • 5. 
    Which of the following are true for T.solium
    • A. 

      More proglottids are passed per day than T.saginata

    • B. 

      Less proglottids are passed per day than in T.saginata

    • C. 

      It has more uterine branches per proglottid than T.saginata

    • D. 

      It has less uterine branches per proglottid than T.saginata

    • E. 

      It's scolex has four suckers and no hooks

    • F. 

      It's scolex has four suckers and a crown of hooks

  • 6. 
    Humans are the only definitive hosts of Taenia solium and saginata
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    This egg measures 35 - 45 microns. It could be:
    • A. 

      Diphyllobothrium

    • B. 

      Echinococcus

    • C. 

      T.saginata

    • D. 

      T.solium

  • 8. 
    Foxes are the definitive hosts for E.granulosis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Diphyllobothrium is known to be able to cause a B12 deficiency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    T.saginata can cause human cysticercosis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Echinococcus granulosus causes what type of disease
    • A. 

      Diarrhoea

    • B. 

      Alveolar echinococcus

    • C. 

      B12 deficiency

    • D. 

      Hydatid disease

  • 12. 
    Which of these worms needs the cyst-filled organs of the intermediate host (containing daughter cysts and protoscolices) to be eaten to continue its lifecycle.
    • A. 

      Hymenolepis

    • B. 

      Taenia

    • C. 

      Diphyllobothrium

    • D. 

      Echinococcus

  • 13. 
    Bears are reservoir hosts of diphyllobothrium.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A Diphyllobothrium egg is approximately:
    • A. 

      55 microns

    • B. 

      35 - 45 microns

    • C. 

      65 - 70 microns

    • D. 

      70 - 110 microns

  • 15. 
    Not feeding dogs the uncooked offal of sheep is a preventative measure for which cestode infection.
    • A. 

      Taenia

    • B. 

      Echinococcus

    • C. 

      Hymenolepis nana

    • D. 

      Diphyllobothrium

  • 16. 
    Diphyllobothrium has proglottids longer than they are wide.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Elimination of rodents is a control measure for which cestode?
    • A. 

      Diphyllobothrium

    • B. 

      Taeniae

    • C. 

      Hymenolepis

    • D. 

      Echinococcus

  • 18. 
    Humans are accidental hosts of Taenia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Diphyllobothrium is found...
    • A. 

      Only South America

    • B. 

      Europe, Asia and the Americas

    • C. 

      Only Africa

    • D. 

      Only India