Malaria Quiz


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Which condition may provide some resistance to malaria?

A. Sickle cell trait

B. G6PD deficiency

C. Alpha-thalassemia

D. All of the above


The study of insects is called _____

A. Anthropology

B. Endocrinology

C. Archeology

D. Entomology


The word “malaria” originates from the Mediaeval Italian words mala aria. What does this translate to?

A. Bad water

B. Bad air

C. Bad blood

D. Bad bite


The WHO has been certifying countries to be malaria-free since 1955. Which of the following has NOT yet been certified?

A. Cuba

B. El Salvador

C. Sri Lanka

D. Philippines


Malaria exists in all the countries in the world.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


How do humans get malaria?

A. Ingesting contaminated food

B. Getting bitten by a vector

C. Swimming in an infected lake

D. Using a homemade solution for contact lenses


World Malaria day is celebrated on ___.

a. 23 May

b. 24 April

c. 25 April

d. 26 June


Which mosquito drinks blood?

A. Female

B. Male

C. Both male and female

D. Mosquitoes don’t drink blood


World Malaria Day was first held in ______.

A. 2001

B. 2020

C. 1993

D. 2008


Malaria’s symptoms are ______________________.

A. Fever, chills and headache

B. Vomiting, stomach ache and diarrhea

C. Headache, diarrhea and chills


Which mosquito species spreads malaria?

A. Anopheles mosquito

B. Aedes mosquito

C. Culex mosquito




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