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Microorganism - Diseases Quiz


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How animals get the nitrogen they need

A. From the air they breathe

B. From the water they drink

C. From the food they eat

D. From the Sun


the body’s response to an infection by showing redness, swelling, & pain

A. immunization

B. mobilization (stage of infection)

C. inflammation


A person produces antibodies to influenza after vaccination. This is an example of:

A. Natural (passive) immunity

B. Natural (active) immunity

C. Artificial (passive) immunity

D. Artificial (active) immunity


Beneficial or Harmful?

yeast used to cause bread to rise

A. beneficial

B. harmful


Select the disease which can be treated with antibiotics.

A. Swine Flu

B. Influenza

C. COVID 19

D. Bacterial infection


A disease that can be passed from one person to another through pathogens.

A. Communicable disease

B. Noncommunicable disease


A host is:

A. An organism that harbors a pathogen

B. Grant Denyer on Family Feud

C. An animal that transmits a pathogen

D. A microorganism that has been transmitted


Beneficial or Harmful?

fungus causes ringworm or athlete’s foot on the skin

A. beneficial

B. harmful


Why is a microscope needed to view cells?

A. to separate cells from each other 

B. to make cells look bigger than they are

C. to make cells look smaller than they are

D. to hold the cells still so they can be seen


Bacteria are prokaryotes which means they

A. have a nucleus on their capsule

B. do not contain a nucleus

C. can live in environments with and without oxygen


Mold helps dead things (plants, animals)…

A. Grow

B. Decay

C. Sleep

D. Reproduce


Beneficial or Harmful?

bacteria weakens teeth enamel

A. beneficial

B. harmful


Which observation supports the claim that microorganisms are helpful to ecosystems?

A. Microorganism are to small to been seen without special equipment.

B. Microorganism need water and energy to survive.

C. Millions of microorganism can often be found in soil.

D. Microorganisms break down dead plants and animals, making nutrients available.


This microorganism has whip-like flagella, that help them move.

A. Virus

B. Bacteria

C. Algae

D. Fungi


A fungus that causes skin disease.

A. Ring Worm

B. Salmonella

C. Yeast

D. Athletes Foot


What is Penicillin (medicine) made from?

A. Water

B. Sugar

C. Mold

D. Algae


____________ single celled organism which cause diseases such as malaria, and sleeping sickness. They are also helpful in the treatment of sewage waste where they eat the harmful bacteria making it safe for disposal.

A. Protozoa

B. Alagae

C. Yeast

D. Fungi


Organisms that need nitrogen to survive

A. Only plants

B. Only animals

C. Only bacteria

D. All living organisms


Bacteria is known as ______________ in an ecosystem when feeding on dead organisms.

A. decomposers

B. herbivores

C. pathogens

D. infections


A protein made by white blood cells to fight a specific pathogen.

A. Antibody

B. Antivirus

C. Allegra

D. Allotment


A fungus used as a medicine.

A. Yeast

B. Bacteria

C. Penicillin

D. Algae


The flu is caused by

A. bacteria

B. virus


a tiny, non-living particle that invades and then multiplies inside a living cell is called

A. bacteria

B. a virus

C. a fungi

D. ha protist


The blood cells that fight pathogens.

A. Leukocytes

B. Red blood cells

C. Plasma

D. Hemoglobin


A disease causing organism

A. Pathogen

B. Poison

C. Vaccine

D. Prokaryote




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