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Biology 103: Microbiology Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Why are scientists debating if viruses are living organisms?

Question 2 2. A temperate virus is one that will first _____.

Question 3 3. Maria suspects she has a viral infection in her throat. If this is indeed true, which of the following must a swab of her throat reveal to be present?

Question 4 4. Why is it important that individuals infected with syphilis receive immediate treatment?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements about chlamydia is FALSE?

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Question 6 6. Chlamydia is caused by a _____ called Chlamydia trachomatis.

Question 7 7. How might a doctor CORRECTLY explain a patient's Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Question 8 8. Which of the following BEST provides an example of the way in which most people become exposed to Ehrlichia?

Question 9 9. A patient is admitted to the emergency room with strange, purple patches under different areas of his skin. How is this patient likely to be diagnosed prior to immediate quarantine?

Question 10 10. How does Hepatitis A differentiate from Hepatitis B and C?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following are two effective ways to prevent the spread of a virus?

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements comparing SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV is correct?

Question 13 13. Typhoid fever is commonly acquired by:

Question 14 14. What illness is caused by ingesting food containing preformed microbial toxins?

Question 15 15. Salmonella bacteria localize and hide in the _____ in chronic carrier patients.

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Question 16 16. Compare the difference between the tachyzoite and bradyzoite stage of development in T. gondii.'

Question 17 17. Treatment for Trichomonas vaginalis includes:

Question 18 18. Why is it hard to detect a Toxoplasma gondii infection?

Question 19 19. Tetanospasmin is also known as the:

Question 20 20. Bill, a middle-aged man, went into the hospital for knee surgery. After leaving the hospital, he finds that he has symptoms in his knee similar to those one would expect from arthritis. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis of his condition?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following symptoms is NOT caused by tetanus?

Question 22 22. A patient arrives in a hospital with symptoms of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Which of the following conditions is the patient most likely to have?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

Question 24 24. Why is parvovirus dangerous?

Question 25 25. If you begin with 800 bacterial cells with a doubling time of 20 minutes, approximately how many bacteria will be present after 3 hours?

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Question 26 26. Cells are actively dividing and growing at an exponential rate during the _____.

Question 27 27. Bacteria have nonessential, extrachromosomal pieces of DNA that can be passed between strains. These pieces of DNA are called _____.

Question 28 28. If Martha is infected by a microbe with high pathogenicity, what does this signify?

Question 29 29. Jackson has been ill for about a week. Shortly thereafter, his symptoms lessen as his immune system begins to control the pathogen. At which stage of the disease process does Jackson find himself?

Question 30 30. Which of the following diseases is caused by the human papillomavirus and hinges on the horizontal disease transfer process?

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Question 31 31. What are complements?

Question 32 32. Humoral immunity is the system of macromolecules which protects the human body from _____.

Question 33 33. An antigen contains a(n):

Question 34 34. Which of the following statements regarding Pneumocystis is TRUE?

Question 35 35. Which of the following is a filamentous fungal pathogen that can cause disease in humans?

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Question 36 36. All of the following people have a risk factor for Aspergillus infection EXCEPT:

Question 37 37. Which of the following symptoms is not related to bacterial meningitis?

Question 38 38. How is pertussis spread?

Question 39 39. Dennis has recently been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. He is having difficulty seeing and is experiencing seizures. Why are these types of symptoms occurring?

Question 40 40. Attenuated version of viruses are found in _____ vaccines.

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Question 41 41. Which of the following describes fungi?

Question 42 42. How do many Archaea obtain carbon?

Question 43 43. How do eukaryotic and bacterial ribosomes differ?

Question 44 44. A patient who returned to the United States after vacationing in Africa was feeling ill. After a thorough examination his doctor determined that the patient is suffering from malaria. Which of the following would the doctor prescribe to treat the condition?

Question 45 45. What unique cell wall structure do mycobacteria have that Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria do not?

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Question 46 46. Class III of the Baltimore classification system contains dsRNA viruses. Which of the following statements about this class is TRUE?

Question 47 47. How do newborn babies become infected with gonorrhea?

Question 48 48. Which of the following statements about plague is accurate?

Question 49 49. The rotavirus is transmitted from person to person through the orofecal route. Which of the following BEST explains why handwashing is critical in the prevention of the disease?

Question 50 50. How are people often infected with Shigella?

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