Copyright

Bacterial Biology Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Page 1

Question 1 1. Bacillus is a genus of bacteria that also refers to what cell shape?

Question 2 2. During infection, the immune response is likely to have what impact on bacterial cell competence?

Question 3 3. What is a nucleoid?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of most plasmids?

Question 5 5. Bacteria can fit its DNA into its cell by:

Page 2

Question 6 6. How are some bacteria able to move?

Question 7 7. Which statement about the cell wall is FALSE?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT a segment of DNA?

Question 9 9. _____ is an experimental mutant or an offspring that has developed, or been engineered with, a nutritional requirement through mutation.

Question 10 10. A plasmid is:

Page 3

Question 11 11. Which statement BEST describes the bacterial cell membrane?

Question 12 12. Why is Clostridium difficile infection so dangerous?

Question 13 13. Which of the following best defines and gives examples of growth factors?

Question 14 14. Which statement most accurately describes the differences between respiration and fermentation?

Question 15 15. The lac operon codes for the enzyme that help digest the sugar _____.

Page 4

Question 16 16. What is the transfer of bacterial DNA from one cell to another through a pilus called?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements about glycolysis is FALSE?

Question 18 18. Which of the following only occurs during specialized transduction and not during generalized transduction?

Question 19 19. All of the following statements are true, EXCEPT:

Question 20 20. Which structure's role is to prevent white blood cells engulfing the bacteria?

Page 5

Question 21 21. In which situation would the bacillus bacterium likely NOT form an endospore?

Question 22 22. Obligate symbiotic bacteria generally have genomes that are _____.

Question 23 23. What are the two major functions of the peptidoglycan structural layer?

Question 24 24. Normal bacterial cell division (binary fission) is an example of _____.

Question 25 25. What is the end goal of both aerobic and anaerobic respiration?

Page 6

Question 26 26. While studying for an upcoming test, your friend Jane tells you that prokaryotic cells process their RNA in the nucleus. Is this a correct statement? Why or why not?

Question 27 27. The three major shapes of spiral bacteria are _____.

Question 28 28. Operons are only found in what kind of cell?

Question 29 29. Biotech companies have exploited transformation in order to _____.

Question 30 30. Where in the cell are plasmids usually located?

Bacterial Biology Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

UExcel Microbiology: Study Guide & Test Prep  /  Science Courses
Support