Microbiology Quizzes & Trivia

It's small, it's tiny, it may bug, bite, amaze or even kill you! Is it a worm, is it a germ, is it a small life-form? Yes! This is microbiology ladies and gents. Do you know about microbiology? Are you a young Robert Hooke? Or an inventor like Anthon Van Leeuwenhoek? If you are, then these quizzes are for you! With everything from archaebacteria to the zoa in protozoa, there's something (even if very small) for every microbiologist out there!

Do you know your DNA from your RNA? Your algae from your amoebas? Can you answer questions like "How do bacterium propogate?", "What is the toughest life-form on this planet?" and "Who invented the microscope?" then what are you waiting for? Dive right in...or are you scared of catching something?
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If you’ve got your microbiology exam coming up fast, then it might be a good idea to ensure your knowledge is up to the task of acquiring full marks! In the following quiz, we’ll be taking a look under the microscope...

Questions: 45  |  Attempts: 9699   |  Last updated: Mar 17, 2020
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    Which of the following is NOT true about bacterial endospores?

Cells are the basic building blocks of the human body. Microbiology gives the learner an insight into how cells work. Are you a microbiology student and have just finished chapter. The test below encompasses all you have covered...

Questions: 18  |  Attempts: 9108   |  Last updated: Jun 12, 2020
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    Which of the following is NOT true of microorganisms?

Microbiology is seen as the scientific study of microscopic organisms that are around our environment. Contrary to what most people think microbes are mostly beneficial in our lives. Through out there the year there is much we...

Questions: 14  |  Attempts: 6788   |  Last updated: Jun 16, 2020
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    All of the following organisms cause Nosocomial infections except:

The study of microbiology covers the area of science that deals with microscopic organisms, best defined as organisms so small that you typically cannot see them with the naked eye. Can you identify the different kinds of...

Questions: 83  |  Attempts: 2037   |  Last updated: May 2, 2019
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    Who proved that microorganisms cause disease?

The study of microbiology deals with the many different organisms that we are typically unable to see with the naked eye due to how small they are – i.e. they can only truly be identified and analyzed with a microscope. In...

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 4163   |  Last updated: May 2, 2019
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    Which of the following media is used for culturing Salmonella?

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Microbiology Questions & Answers


Which of the following is not true of microorganisms?
Correct answer to this question is option D A microorganism is an organism that is microscopic; this means such organism cannot be seen with the naked eye. Microorganism includes bacteria, fungi, viruses, protists, and archaea. Many organisms serve
Which of the following is not true regarding viruses?
It's option C. All have a protein capsid and envelope. Not all viruses have a protein capsid and envelope. Viruses are basically microscopic parasites which don't have the capacity to thrive and reproduce outside of a host body. They may have DNA, R
Which of the following is a characteristic of Clostridium?
Among those options given non is correct regarding Clostridium species because,they are gram positive rods,anaerobic, endospore formers.
What is a PYR test?
The correct answer to this question is PYR Positive. PYR stands for pyrrolidonly Aminopeptidase. This test is used to detect the activity of pyrolidonly arylamidase activity. This activity appears in Streptococcus pyogenes (also known as Group A stre
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