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Infectious Disease and Pathogens Quiz


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.

Bacteria are

A. prokaryotic

B. eukaryotic

What causes malaria?

A. bacteria

B. fungi

C. protists

D. viruses

What is the smallest pathogen?

A. protist

B. bacteria

C. virus

D. prion

Bacteria are 

A. unicellular

B. multicellular

A pathogen is another word for

A. bacteria

B. germs

C. virus

D. antibodies

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

Viruses can infect

A. animals

B. bacteria

C. protists

D. all of the above

Which type of microbe is sometimes called “parasites”?

A. Bacteria

B. Viruses

C. Fungi

D. 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)

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

A. Antibiotic

B. Latent Virus

C. Vaccine

D. Cyanobacteria

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

A. infectious

B. flu

C. contagious

D. noninfectious

An ____________________ disease can also be called a communicable disease

A. infectious

B. noninfectious

C. asthma

D. deadly

Which type of microbe generally affects the skin?

A. Bacteria

B. Viruses

C. Fungi

D. Protists

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

A. bacilli

B. cocci

C. spirochetes

D. flagella

All include pathogens EXCEPT for__________________.

A. Bacteria

B. Toxins

C. Viruses

D. Fungi

E. 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

Which of the following is not a vector?

A. Bacteria

B. Rat

C. Tick

D. Mosquito


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