Medical Quiz

Bacteria Quiz


Bacteria attach to surfaces in highly organized colonies called __________________.

A. bioremediation

B. endospores

C. biofilms

D. fimbriae attachment

This bacteria causes a sore throat

A. Staph

B. Strep

C. E. Coli

D. Salmonella

Which bacteria is known for food poisoning when eating raw chicken?

A. Salmonella

B. E. Coli

C. Botulism

D. Listeria

Which of the following is a form of antibiotic resistant staph?

A. Lyme disease

B. botulism

C. salmonella


Which bacteria is known causing food poisoning when eating undercooked red meat?

A. Salmonella

B. E. Coli

C. Botulism

D. Listeria

Prokaryotes move using a long whip-like structure called a

A. cilia

B. flagella

C. pili

D. fimbriae

What type of viruses infect bacteria?

A. adenovirus

B. plasmid

C. bacteriophage

D. fimbriae

How do bacteria benefit from living in our gut?

A. get nutrition

B. we provide them with oxygen

C. receive nitrogen from our gut

D. no benefit to them at all

What bacteria is responsible for most of the oxygen in the atmosphere?

A. E. Coli

B. Salmonella

C. Cyanobacteria

D. Oscillatoria

Prokaryotes that need oxygen to survive

A. Obligate anaerobes

B. Obligate aerobes

C. Facultative aerobes

D. Endospores

What is the term used when bacteria are used to break down waste?

A. biofilm

B. metagenomics

C. microbiota

D. bioremediation

This bacteria is passed from ticks to humans

A. Black plague

B. Lyme disease

C. Anthrax

D. Chlamydia

If conditions become too harsh a bacterial cell may produce a

A. endospore

B. capsule

C. cell wall

D. pili

Sphere shaped bacteria are called

A. cocci

B. bacilli

C. spirochete

D. globular

Bacteria that are gram positive have a cell wall made of

A. lipopolysaccharide

B. glycoproteins

C. peptidoglycan

D. phospholipids

The best way to prevent bacterial disease

A. vaccines

B. antibiotics

C. cover your mouth when you cough

D. all of the above

Chemicals that kill bacteria or impede their growth are called

A. toxins

B. vaccines

C. antibiotics

D. antivirals

Extra circular piece of genetic material in prokaryotes

A. pili

B. fimbriae

C. plasmid

D. capsule

Rod shaped bacteria are called

A. cocci

B. bacilli

C. spirochete

D. globular

Which domain contains the most ancient form of bacteria that are able to survive in extreme environments?

A. Bacteria

B. Archaea

C. Eukarya

What is an advantage of a cell wall?

A. prevents lysing

B. flexibility

C. genetic variation

D. easy digestion by antibiotics

What color are gram negative bacteria?

A. purple

B. pink

C. blue

D. green

Any disease causing agent is called a

A. pathogen

B. virus

C. bacteria

D. microorganism

Bacteria receive new genes through a process called

A. transduction

B. conjugation

C. binary fission

D. pili transfer

What do we use to treat bacterial infections?

A. vaccines

B. antivirals

C. antibiotics

D. toxins


Medical Quiz should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational and educational purposes only.