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Bacteria and Viruses Quiz


Spiral or corkscrew-shaped bacteria

A. coccus

B. bacillus

C. spirillum

D. prokaryote

What is a host?

A. An organism that eats another organism

B. An organism or a cell that the virus needs to reproduce in

C. Something that causes harm to the cell

D. The person that greats you at a resturant

Bacteria that can cause disease are

A. viruses

B. pathogens

C. protists

Bacteria are used to make which of the following foods?

A. yogurt

B. cheese

C. sauerkraut

D. all of these are correct

Do antibiotics work to cure bacteria/infections?

A. No

B. Yes

What do doctors use to help our immune systems resist viruses?

A. antibiotics

B. vaccines

C. gene therapy

D. chemotherapy

What is the best way to prevent the spread of all diseases?

A. vaccines

B. antibiotics

C. cover your mouth when coughing

D. wash you hands

Where are bacteria located?

A. No where.

B. Every where!

C. Only in the restroom.

D. On my hands only.

Which is most often used to treat a bacterial infection?

A. vaccine

B. antibiotics

C. vitamins

D. water

All bacteria are harmful to humans



Viruses require a host cell to

A. Breathe and eat

B. Replicate

C. Move and sleep

D. Make protein and carbohydrates

Process in which food (often milk) is heated to a temperature that kills most harmful bacteria

A. immunization

B. pasteurization

C. fermentation

D. inoculation

Bacteria that can make their own food (producers)

A. cyanobacteria

B. saprophytes

C. nitrogen-fixing

Bacteria are prokaryotes, meaning they ________.

A. lack a nucleus

B. are very large

C. contain no DNA

D. have a cytoplasm

Whiplike tail that bacteria use for movement

A. pili

B. cytoplasm

C. cell wall

D. flagellum

Can a virus be cured with antibiotics?

A. yes

B. no

What is used to protect you from a virus?

A. antirbiotic

B. Rest

C. Vaccine

D. Viruses have no cure

Which is smaller, a virus or a bacteria?

A. virus

B. bacteria

All bacteria are harmful.



Bacteria are considered

A. Living

B. Non-living

One way in which bacteria are beneficial:

A. they make food

B. they cause disease

C. they cause food poisoning

D. they create sugar

A bacterium reproduces asexually by dividing to form two new bacterial cells. What is the name of the process by which bacteria reproduce?

A. meiosis

B. mitosis

C. fission

Spherical bacteria

A. coccus

B. bacillus

C. endospore

What helps prevent some bacterial and viral diseases?

A. Vaccines

B. Antibiotics

C. Herbal tea

D. Gene Therapy

______________ are bacteria can break down dead and decaying materials (decompose).

A. saprophytes

B. bacteriophages

C. methane producing bacteria


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