Parasitology Quizzes & Trivia

Parasitology is the study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them. Parasites are known for feeding off of their hosts. People use this term for negative reasons to describe others when that is not the case. Use the knowledge you have to make things correct by taking our online quiz.

With questions like: “Do parasites kill their hosts?”, “Is the parasite-host relationship mutual?”, “What’s the difference between a ectoparasite and an endoparasite?”, “What type of defenses do plants have against parasites?”, and “Do parasites have any value at all in nature?”, there is something here to feed your brain and test it. To some degree we all need each other to survive and feed from one another in the process. Eat away at our quiz for your amusement.
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    African Sleeping Sickness is transmitted by a bite of the tsetse fly.

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...

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    A 42-year-old pt with AIDS presents to your office with chronic, intractable, debilitating diarrhea. He says it began not long after returning from a camping trip. He admits to drinking water from a stream without using a filter or boiling it. You perform a GSA(Giardia Stool Antigen) test which comes back negative. What is his likely diagnosis?

Intro to definitions and terms used in Parasitology.

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    What are the divisions of taxonomy in order?

Quiz covering most of the topics for test 1. Some of the questions have more than one correct answer.

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      You find these worms on the fecal of an 8 week old puppy. Which de-wormer should you use to treat him?

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    A biology graduate student whore cently visited a tropical region of Africa presents with new visual impairment and the sensation that something is moving in her eye. She tells you that she is concerned because she had been warned about eye disease transmitted by black flies. When in Africa, she was in a river area, and despite her best efforts she received a lot of black fly bites. She also has some sub-cutaneous nodules. If her infection was acquired by black fly bite, what is the most likely causative agent?

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Parasitology Questions & Answers

What is the likely diagnosis if a 42-year-old in the following scenario?
Cryptosporidium ParvumCryptosporidium in an immunocompetent host causes self-limiting diarrhea, which means it will clear up on its own. However, this pt is immunocompromised, which allows for the most severe symptoms.
What is the most likely causative agent If a biology graduate student infection was acquired by black fly bite and she recently visited a tropical region of Africa presents with new visual...
Onchocerca volvulusOnchocerca volvulus causes river blindness and is transmitted by the bite of a blackfly. The patient may be able to detect movement in the eye.
How can Malaria be treated?
Must seek CDC involvement in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Malaria.
Which protozoans is transmitted primarily by the motile trophozoite form?
Trichomonas vaginalisProtozoans transmitted by the fecaloral route are transmitted in the cyst form, which survives stomach acid. Only the sexually transmitted Trichomonas vaginalis is transmitted in the motile form. Taenia solium is not a protozoan
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