Medical Quiz

Viruses Quiz


When a virus enters a cell and it immediately makes copies of itself this is called _______________________________.

A. remediation

B. replica

C. replication

The organization in the United States that tracks diseases and vaccinations is called the

A. CFC — Combined Federal Campaign

B. CDC — Center for Disease Control and Prevention

C. NACDP — National Association for Control of Disease & Prevention

For a virus to reproduce and live, it MUST

A. live in a damp, dark area

B. live inside a host

C. remain hidden

D. breathe oxygen

You are a doctor and Little Billy is in your office with the flu. His mother wants you to prescribe an antibiotic. Which would be the best response?

A. “Absolutely, get that kid an antibiotic!”

B. “Actually, he just needs to take a painkiller.”

C. “Unfortunately, antibiotics do not work against viruses like the flu.”

D. “Give him a vaccine and he will feel better right away!”

Which of the following is a true statement about viruses?

A. viruses are smaller than bacteria

B. viruses are only treated with antibiotics

C. most viruses are saprotrophs

D. all viruses are multicellular

A/an ________ is an injection of a weakened form of a pathogen to help the individual gain immunity from a disease.

A. Virus

B. Vacuum

C. Vaccine

D. Antibiotic

Antibiotics only work against what organisms ?

A. viruses

B. bacteria

C. prions

What are viruses made of?

A. fat molecules


C. eukaryotic cells

D. bacteria

What do viruses stimulate the production of in your body?

A. antibodies

B. proteins

C. DNA and RNA

D. a nucleus

As a virus changes over time, it can affect different systems within the organism. This change of the virus is called a _______________.

A. mutation

B. melanin

C. metaphysics

A disease that occurs over a wide geographical area and affects a large proportion of the population is a(n)

A. pandemic

B. epidemic

C. natural disaster

D. plague

nonliving particle that can reproduce within a living cell

A. endospore

B. virus

C. vacuole

D. nucleus

What disease was brought to the New World and killed over 3,000,000 Aztecs?

A. smallpox

B. influenza

C. staph infection

Viruses can affect which types of organisms? Except:

A. plants

B. animals

C. bacteria

D. bricks

What type of cells are infected by viruses?

A. bacteria

B. plant

C. animal

D. all of these

This is a—

A. Bacteria

B. Virus

Which of the following is one important difference between a virus and a bacterial cell?

A. a virus is much larger in size than a bacterial cell

B. a virus always causes more severe disease than a bacterial cell

C. a virus can never reproduce on its own, but a bacterial cell can

D. a virus does not contain genetic material, but a bacterial cell does

A virus is made up of

A. cells

B. protein coat

C. genetic material and protein coat

D. bricks

cell in which a virus reproduces

A. endospore

B. host cell

C. bacteriophage

D. plasmid

Which statement about viruses is true?

A. all viruses are latent

B. viruses are considered living things

C. all viruses contain DNA

D. viruses do not contain organelles

Spherical, complex, cylindrical, and polyhedral are all

A. types of viruses

B. life cycles of viruses

C. viruses that infect only animals

D. shapes of viruses

Viruses are considered nonliving because they

A. contain too much protein

B. do not have a specific shape

C. cannot be exposed to light

D. do not have ALL of the characteristics of living things

A vaccine triggers your body to produce _____________ which help fight infections.

A. antibiotics

B. antibodies

C. antigens

The head of the bacteriophage sits on a long ____________.


B. tail fibers

C. tail

Why is it that a virus that infects a human is not likely to infect a dog or a cat?

A. viruses only infect humans

B. viruses are specific to a host

C. dogs and cats do not get diseases

D. viruses do not infect living things


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