Broth Culture: Definition, Medium & Characteristics


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What type of bacteria would form a layer at the top of a broth culture?

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1. In a broth culture, which type of media has specified amounts of specific nutrients?

2. Which of the following is NOT another name for Luria broth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet let you see what you know about broth cultures. These questions will focus on the different types of nutrient broth and how they are used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions, you'll test your knowledge and understanding of:

  • The purpose of selective media
  • Media that contains specific amounts of nutrients
  • The type of bacteria that forms a layer on top of a broth culture

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the benefits of using broth culture
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding other names for a Luria broth
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of broth culture and the bacterial cultures that grow on and in them

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this type of scientific tool, review the lesson titled Broth Culture: Definition, Medium & Characteristics. It will help you understand:

  • The medium needed for aerotolerant anaerobic bacteria
  • How obligate anaerobic bacteria react to the presence of oxygen
  • The purpose of differential medium