Intro to Viruses Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. RNA viruses replicate in the:

Question 2 2. All of the following are reasons why the icosahedral shape is a common viral shape that affects animals EXCEPT:

Question 3 3. Why is RdRp important?

Question 4 4. The process in which two viruses mix and match parts of their genome is called _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements about +ssRNA viruses is TRUE?

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Question 6 6. How is a Helical virus different from an Icosahedral virus?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is equivalent to mRNA used to produce the necessary enzymes and proteins for viral replication?

Question 8 8. Is a case of antigenic drift or antigenic shift, which is more likely to be responsible for a flu pandemic and why?

Question 9 9. A temperate virus is one that will first _____.

Question 10 10. A virus that is in the lysogenic cycle is called:

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Question 11 11. How can you explain that an adult who had chicken pox, is now at risk of the shingles infection if you know that both diseases are caused by the same virus?

Question 12 12. The cycle of viral replication that typically results in host cell death is called the:

Question 13 13. Which of the following is TRUE about an antigenic shift?

Question 14 14. A common debate in biology centers on whether or not viruses are living things. What is a plausible reason that they could be considered living?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is TRUE about antigenic drift?

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Question 16 16. A virulent virus is one that is:

Question 17 17. Class III of the Baltimore classification system contains dsRNA viruses. Which of the following statements about this class is TRUE?

Question 18 18. The process whereby DNA is converted into mRNA is known as:

Question 19 19. Translation is where:

Question 20 20. A virus that infects a bacteria is known as a(n):

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Question 21 21. A viral capsid is composed of subunits called:

Question 22 22. Which variant of the icosahedral shape is found in some bacteriophages?

Question 23 23. Why are ribosomes important in the replication of DNA viruses?

Question 24 24. A scientist identifies a strand of RNA that can be used directly to code for important viral proteins during viral replication. What have they found?

Question 25 25. Which of the following refers to the process by which viruses are expelled out of their host cell?

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Question 26 26. +ssRNA has the same sense as:

Question 27 27. Bacteriophage genome that is incorporated into the host genome is called a:

Question 28 28. Viral nucleic acids that comprise a viral genome can be:

Question 29 29. A virus with an icosahedral shape that has a surrounding lipid bilayer that facilitates infection is known as _____ virus.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a common target for anti-HIV drugs?

Intro to Viruses Chapter Exam Instructions

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