Pathogens and Disease: Definitions, Types & Causes


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Yeasts are a type of:

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1. The common cold is caused by a:

2. Ringworm is a disease caused by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and printable worksheet can be used to gauge your knowledge of diseases, the various types of pathogens and some of the things that cause them to flourish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be quizzed on your familiarity with the following topics:

  • The cause of ringworm
  • The pathogen category into which yeasts fall
  • What type of pathogen HIV is
  • What category lice fall in
  • What causes the common cold

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about pathogens and the types and causes of certain diseases
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about which pathogens cause ringrom and the common cold and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which pathogens yeast and HIV are examples of

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of pathogens, review the short accompanying lesson called Pathogens and Disease: Definitions, Types and Causes. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • Define pathogen
  • Examine fives types of pathogens
  • Investigate effects of the norovirus and rhinovirus
  • Enumerate some types of fungal infections
  • Explain the two types of parasites