Quiz: Viruses, Bacteria, Protists And Fungi! Trivia

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Quiz: Viruses, Bacteria, Protists And Fungi! Trivia

Bacteria, viruses, fungi can all cause different kinds of pneumonia. The symptoms in each are varied. Most of the microbes involved are harmless, but some are pathogens, making you sick, such as the Coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It would be safest to protect yourself and others by washing your hands and wearing a mask. If you would like to understand further, try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why are viruses like parasites?
    • A. 

      They harm the cells they enter.

    • B. 

      They multiply.

    • C. 

      THey use their own energy to develop.

    • D. 

      They make their own food.

  • 2. 
    The genetic material of a virus is found it its
    • A. 

      Coat

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Coat and core

    • D. 

      Nucleus

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements does NOT describe an active virus?
    • A. 

      It attaches to the host cell.

    • B. 

      It takes over the host cell's function.

    • C. 

      It "hides" in the host cell.

    • D. 

      Help the virus atach to its host.

  • 4. 
    What characteristic of viruses makes them useful in gene therapy?
    • A. 

      Their ability to enter cells

    • B. 

      Their ability to remain inactive for a long time

    • C. 

      Their inability to multiply in cells

    • D. 

      Their inability to take over the functions of host cells

  • 5. 
    Which shape describes some bacterial cells?
    • A. 

      Cube-shaped

    • B. 

      Bullet-shaped

    • C. 

      Spiral

    • D. 

      Robotlike

  • 6. 
    What process results in genetically different bacteria?
    • A. 

      Binary fission

    • B. 

      Respiration

    • C. 

      Conjugation

    • D. 

      Asexual reproduction

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an example of indirect contact that spreads some infectious diseases?
    • A. 

      Touching an infected person

    • B. 

      Animal bites

    • C. 

      Hugging an infected person

    • D. 

      Inhaling infected drops of moisture

  • 8. 
    The best treatment for most viral infections is
    • A. 

      An over the counter medicine

    • B. 

      A vaccine

    • C. 

      An antibiotic

    • D. 

      Bed rest

  • 9. 
    What directly provides energy for a virus?
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Its host

    • C. 

      The sun

    • D. 

      A parasite

  • 10. 
    Which of the following structures are always found in bacterial cells?
    • A. 

      Nuclei

    • B. 

      Ribosomes

    • C. 

      Flagella

    • D. 

      Coats

  • 11. 
    Many bacterial diseases can be cured using
    • A. 

      Toxins

    • B. 

      Endospores

    • C. 

      Viruses

    • D. 

      Antibiotics

  • 12. 
    The spores that funguslike protists produce
    • A. 

      Grown into new organisms

    • B. 

      Produce slime on which the protist can move

    • C. 

      Break down food for the protist

    • D. 

      Form pseudopods

  • 13. 
    What might cause red tides?
    • A. 

      Increase in nutrients in the water

    • B. 

      Decrease in ocean temperature

    • C. 

      Increase in oxygen in the water

    • D. 

      Decreasein plant life in the water

  • 14. 
    When are red tides dangerous to humans?
    • A. 

      When the oceans become warmer

    • B. 

      When algae cause the fish population to increase

    • C. 

      When nutrients increase

    • D. 

      When algae toxins acculmulate in shellfish

  • 15. 
    Which statement does NOT describe eutrophication in a pond or lake?
    • A. 

      A process of gradual change

    • B. 

      A build up of nutrients

    • C. 

      An increase in the amount of oxygen

    • D. 

      An increase in the amount of surface algae

  • 16. 
    What factor will NOT increase the rate of eutrophication in freshwater?
    • A. 

      Farm fertilizer runoff

    • B. 

      Leaks from sewage treatment plants

    • C. 

      Lawn fertilizer runoff

    • D. 

      Eliminating sources of excess nutrients

  • 17. 
    The threadlike structures that make up the bodies of multicellular fungi are called
    • A. 

      Hyphae

    • B. 

      Nuclei

    • C. 

      Mold

    • D. 

      Cell walls

  • 18. 
    The chemicals that ooze from a fungus' hyphae into its food source.
    • A. 

      Absorb the food

    • B. 

      Break down the food

    • C. 

      Harden the food

    • D. 

      Nourish the food source

  • 19. 
    A puffball fungus is a type of
    • A. 

      Threadlike fungus

    • B. 

      Sac fungus

    • C. 

      Club fungus

    • D. 

      Imperfect fungus

  • 20. 
    A fungus-plant root association is an example of
    • A. 

      An independent relationship

    • B. 

      Symbiotic relationship

    • C. 

      A decomposing relationship

    • D. 

      Disease fighting

  • 21. 
    What do yeast cells use a food source in breadmaking and winemaking?
    • A. 

      Sugar

    • B. 

      Salt

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Alcohol

  • 22. 
    Like animals, animal-like protists are
    • A. 

      Autotrophs

    • B. 

      Heterotrophs

    • C. 

      Unicellular

    • D. 

      Prokaryotes

  • 23. 
    Where would fungi NOT likely thrive?
    • A. 

      Forest floor

    • B. 

      Wet bathroom tiles

    • C. 

      Damp tree bark

    • D. 

      Desert

  • 24. 
    What characteristic do all algae share?
    • A. 

      They are autotrophs.

    • B. 

      They are unicellular.

    • C. 

      They are multicellular.

    • D. 

      They live in colonies.

  • 25. 
    What characteristics do fungi share?
    • A. 

      They are prokaryotes.

    • B. 

      They are eukaryotes.

    • C. 

      They are autotrophs.

    • D. 

      They are multicellular.