Ascaris Worms: Life Cycle & Pictures


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Ascaris worms are what type of organism?

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1. Being infected by Ascaris worms is called what?

2. Humans become infected by ingesting food and water contaminated with ___.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ascaris worms are intestinal parasites that thrive inside of the human body. This quiz will assess how well you understand the life cycle of Ascaris worms and their relationship to humans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll be tested on:

  • The name for an Ascaris worm infection
  • Types of organisms Ascarism worms are
  • How humans become infected
  • What body parts Ascaris worms occupy
  • What happens to Ascaris worm eggs in the body

Skills Practiced

This assessment allows you to practice your skills in:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson about the life cycle of Ascaris worms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how humans become infected
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the survival of Ascaris worm eggs in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, check out the accompanying lesson called Ascaris Worms: Life Cycle & Pictures. The lesson covers:

  • How many people are infected
  • Regions where infection commonly occurs
  • The way Ascaris worms move around the human body
  • How long Ascaris worms live