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Introduction to Mycology Quiz


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unicellular fungi are usually called ……………… and filamentous fungi are called ……………….

A. spores, mould

B. yeast, mould

C. mould, yeast

D. mould, spores


__________ are fungi that that produce the gas that makes bread rise.

A. Mushrooms

B. Athletes’ foot

C. Blue Cheese

D. Yeast


Which of the following is not true of fungi?

A. They are photosynthetic

B. They are heterotrophic

C. They are eukaryotic

D. They are saprophytic


What distinguishes fungi from algae

A. possession of spore producing mechanisms

B. microscopic nature

C. possession of chlorophyl

D. possession of false roots


Which of the following dimorphic fungi is a medically important human pathogen?

A. Cryptococcus neoformans

B. Blastomyces dermatitidis

C. Mucor racemosus

D. Aspergillus niger


fungi are

A. heterotrophic

B. autotrophic


Which is NOT the type of medically important fungal infections?

A. Lateral mycoses

B. Subcutaneous mycoses

C. Opportunistic mycoses

D. Systemic mycoses


Like bacteria, fungi play an important role in breaking down the 

A. bodies of bugs

B. bodies of dead organisms

C. animal waste

D. bacteria


Fungi reproduce by means of …………………..

A. spores

B. sperm

C. seeds

D. cones


Athlete’s foot would be considered

A. commensalistic

B. mutualistic

C. parasitic


Which of the following are NOT the general characteristics of fungi?

A. They are heterotypic eukaryotic microorganisms

B. The cell wall is composed of chitin

C. Reproduces asexually only

D. Can cause superficial and systemic diseases


Yeast is unlike bacteria in being

A. Unicellular

B. Multicellular

C. Prokaryotic

D. Eukaryotic


fungi have

A. nucleus and cell wall

B. nucleus and no cell wall

C. no nucleus and no cell wall


An antibiotic made from a species of thread-like fungus.

A. lichen

B. mold

C. penicillin

D. asprin


Fungi are multi-cellular organisms

A. Yes, always

B. No, never

C. Sometimes


Mycology is the study of __________.

A. fungi

B. bacteria

C. algae

D. protozoa


When an organism breaks down other living or once living things for nutrients.

A. autotroph

B. decomposer

C. heterotroph

D. gross, soggy, smelling and weird


Most Fungi are multicellular organisms. This means they are made of:

A. one cell

B. more than one cell

C. no cells


which of the following is NOT a fungi

A. Saccharomyces cerevisiae

B. Cryptococus neoformans

C. Plasmodium gambae

D. Penicillium notatum


Fungi get their food by

A. eating bugs

B. absorbing sunlight

C. releasing chemicals that breakdown organic matter and absorb the nutrients

D. through animal waste and decaying wood




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