Microbiology Quiz Chapter 1

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Microbiology Quiz Chapter 1

Questions based on chapter 1 of Microbiology an introduction and on the teacher's document with the learning objectives.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Every affirmation is true except:
    • A. 

      Microbes help maintain a balance between living organisms and the environment

    • B. 

      Microbes can be used commercially

    • C. 

      Microbes are absent from animal's and human's instestines

    • D. 

      Only a small portion is pathogenic

  • 2. 
    Hooke's discovery concerning life's smallest structural units marked the beginning of the cell theory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What are the main domains?
    • A. 

      Protists, bacteria, archaea, eukarya

    • B. 

      Protists, fungi, plants, bacteria

    • C. 

      Bacteria, eukarya, plants

    • D. 

      Bacteria, archaea, eukarya

  • 4. 
    ____ and _____ are prokaryotic microorganisms.Please fill answer below
  • 5. 
    Viruses can only be seen with an _____________.Please fill answer below
  • 6. 
    The following are all bacteria except:
    • A. 

      Staphylococcus aureus

    • B. 

      Streptococcus equinus

    • C. 

      FIV

    • D. 

      Helminths

    • E. 

      Bacillus megaterium

    • F. 

      Amoebas

    • G. 

      Penicillium chrysogenum

    • H. 

      Salmonella typhimurium

    • I. 

      Methanogens

    • J. 

      Staphylococcus epidermis

  • 7. 
    Pasteur demonstrated that microorganisms are present in the air and can contaminate sterile solutions, and that air itself can create microbes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Pasteur influenced Joseph Lister and Robert Koch's works. Which one was not contributed by the two of them?
    • A. 

      A specific microbe caused a specific disease

    • B. 

      Applying the germ theory of disease to medical procedures

    • C. 

      Microorganisms called yeasts convert the sugars to alcohol in the absence of air

  • 9. 
    Edward Jenner helped Koch discover the idea of _____. It is ____ that later discovered how they were working.
  • 10. 
    An emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) is a new or changing disease that is increasing or has the potential to increase in incidence in the near future.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    All are false except for one:
    • A. 

      Smallpox is used to treat cowpox

    • B. 

      Some vaccines are produced from avirulent microbial strains that stimulate immunity to the related virulent strain

    • C. 

      Vaccines can't be made from killed virulent microbes

    • D. 

      Pasteur used the term vaccine for cultures of virulent microorganisms used for preventive inoculation

  • 12. 
    Find the ones that are true
    • A. 

      Paul Ehrlich, speculator of the ''magic bullet', discovered salvarsan, an asernic derivative effective against malaria, which is why it was given that name

    • B. 

      Alexander Fleming discovered the first antibiotic

    • C. 

      Microorganisms help recycle vital elements between the soil and atmosphere

    • D. 

      Fragments of human or animal DNA that code for important proteins can be attached to viral DNA or RNA

    • E. 

      Microorganisms can be genetically modified to manufacture large amounts of urgently needed medical substances

    • F. 

      Gene therapy is a biotechnology example that uses recombinant DNA technology

    • G. 

      Microorganisms are not used as pest control

    • H. 

      A biofilm is a complex aggregation of microbes

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