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Infectious Disease and Pathogens Quiz


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All include pathogens EXCEPT for__________________.

A. Bacteria

B. Toxins

C. Viruses

D. Fungi

E. Protists


Bacteria are

A. prokaryotic

B. eukaryotic


An ____________________ disease can also be called a communicable disease

A. infectious

B. noninfectious

C. asthma

D. deadly


What causes malaria?

A. bacteria

B. fungi

C. protists

D. viruses


Which type of microbe generally affects the skin?

A. Bacteria

B. Viruses

C. Fungi

D. Protists


What 2 features do eukaryotes have that prokaryotes do not?

A. membrane-bound organelles and DNA

B. DNA and Nucleus

C. Cell Wall and Ribosomes

D. Membrane-bound organelles and Nucleus


A pathogen is another word for

A. bacteria

B. germs

C. virus

D. antibodies


Bacteria are 

A. unicellular

B. multicellular


Viruses can infect

A. animals

B. bacteria

C. protists

D. all of the above


How are viruses harmful to host cells?

A. They are not harmful

B. They replace the nucleus with a viral nuclei

C. They use the host cell for food

D. They destroy the host cell during replication


Which of the following terms refers to spherical-shaped bacteria?

A. bacilli

B. cocci

C. spirochetes

D. flagella


Infectious diseases can spread by contact with

A. an infected person

B. a contaminated object

C. an Infected animal

D. an environmental source

E. All of the above.


Which type of microbe is sometimes called “parasites”?

A. Bacteria

B. Viruses

C. Fungi

D. Protists


What is the smallest pathogen?

A. protist

B. bacteria

C. virus

D. prion


Which of the following is true about a Virus?

A. It has a nucleus.

B. It’s a heterotroph.

C. It reproduces through asexual reproduction.

D. It contains genetic material. (DNA)


Heredity, and environment contribute to which type of diseases…..

A. infectious

B. flu

C. contagious

D. noninfectious


Which of the following is not a vector?

A. Bacteria

B. Rat

C. Tick

D. Mosquito


What is used to slow the growth or sometimes kill a bacterial infection?

A. Antibiotic

B. Latent Virus

C. Vaccine

D. Cyanobacteria




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