A Review Quiz On Parasitology!

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Parasitology Quizzes & Trivia

Parasitology is the scientific study of the biology of parasites and parasitic diseases which includes the biochemistry, physiology and clinical aspects of parasites. This is a review quiz on Parasitology for biology students and learners to test their knowledge and learn the concepts. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Amebiasis

    • B. 

      Giardia

    • C. 

      Cryptosporidium Parvum

    • D. 

      Falciparum

    • E. 

      Leishmaniasis

  • 2. 
    What is the primary cause of Amebiasis?
    • A. 

       Gondii

    • B. 

      Entamoeba Histolytica

    • C. 

      Carinii

    • D. 

      Latum

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 3. 
    A 24-year-old male pt presents to your office with a fever, head ache, and lethargy. He has recently returned from a medical mission, which placed him in many underserved African villages. Your physical exam confirms the fever and also reveals significant lymphadenopathy. His girlfriend states she has noticed increased irritability over the past few days. Given the symptoms and history, what is the most likely diagnosis?
    • A. 

      American Trypanosomiasis

    • B. 

      Sleeping Sickness

    • C. 

      Malaria

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      Orchitis

  • 4. 
    The process by which uninfected bugs are allowed to feed on a pts blood, then the gut contents are examined for parasites 4-6 weeks later is called ____________.
    • A. 

      Xenodiagnosis

    • B. 

      SPI (Secondary Parasitic Identification)

    • C. 

      NIPLE (Non-Invasive Parasitic Larvae Examination)

    • D. 

      Parasitic Host-Typing

    • E. 

      Goodfellow's Test

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Old men and young children do not get Malaria.

    • B. 

      You get it from eating undercooked fish.

    • C. 

      It is strongly linked to Amoeba Naegleri Fowleri.

    • D. 

      Must seek CDC involvement in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Malaria.

    • E. 

      It is caused by swimming in warm, fresh water.

  • 6. 
    Children at daycare centres in the United States have a high rate of infection with which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Necator americanus

    • B. 

      Enterobius vermicularis

    • C. 

      Entamoeba histolytica

    • D. 

      Ascaris lumbricoides

  • 7. 
    A 13-year-old boy was brought to the emergency room with a prolapsed rectum. Examination of the rectum reveals small worms that resemble whips attached to the mucosa. A stool sample reveals eggs that are barrel-shaped, with bipolar plugs. Which of the following is the most likely cause?
    • A. 

      Giardia lamblia

    • B. 

      Enterobius vermicularis

    • C. 

      Ascaris lumbricoides

    • D. 

      Trichuris trichiura

    • E. 

      Entamoeba histolytica

  • 8. 
    What is the most common ectoparasite for cats and dogs? 
    • A. 

      Fleas

    • B. 

      Ticks

    • C. 

      Leeches

    • D. 

      Earthworm

  • 9. 
    Each of the following statements concerning Diphyllobothrium latum is correct EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Latum has operculated eggs.

    • B. 

      Latum is transmitted by undercooked fish.

    • C. 

      Latum is a tapeworm that has a scolex with a circle of hooks

    • D. 

      Latum causes a megaloblastic anemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency

  • 10. 
    Each of the following statements concerning Trichomonas vaginalis is correct EXCEPT:
    • A. 

       vaginalis can be treated effectively with metronidazole

    • B. 

       vaginalis causes bloody diarrhea.

    • C. 

      Vaginalis can be diagnosed by visualizing the trophozoite.

    • D. 

      Vaginalis is transmitted sexually.