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Infectious Disease and Pathogens Quiz


All include pathogens EXCEPT for__________________.

A. Bacteria

B. Toxins

C. Viruses

D. Fungi

E. Protists

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)

Bacteria are

A. prokaryotic

B. eukaryotic

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

A. Antibiotic

B. Latent Virus

C. Vaccine

D. Cyanobacteria

A pathogen is another word for

A. bacteria

B. germs

C. virus

D. antibodies

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

A. bacilli

B. cocci

C. spirochetes

D. flagella

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

An ____________________ disease can also be called a communicable disease

A. infectious

B. noninfectious

C. asthma

D. deadly

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

Which type of microbe generally affects the skin?

A. Bacteria

B. Viruses

C. Fungi

D. Protists

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 of the following is not a vector?

A. Bacteria

B. Rat

C. Tick

D. Mosquito

Viruses can infect

A. animals

B. bacteria

C. protists

D. all of the above

What causes malaria?

A. bacteria

B. fungi

C. protists

D. viruses

Bacteria are 

A. unicellular

B. multicellular

What is the smallest pathogen?

A. protist

B. bacteria

C. virus

D. prion

Which type of microbe is sometimes called “parasites”?

A. Bacteria

B. Viruses

C. Fungi

D. Protists

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

A. infectious

B. flu

C. contagious

D. noninfectious


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