Chicken Pox Virus Structure and Function


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The varicella zoster virus is a member of what virus group?

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1. Which part of the VZV is used to bind to the host cell?

2. Which part of the VZV holds the DNA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chickenpox is still a pretty common disease, but despite the fact that most people catch it during their lives, few know much about the virus that causes it. You can go over some facts on the chickenpox virus with these assessment questions. Some points you'll be tested on include the virus group it belongs to and facts about its reproduction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet on the chickenpox virus will test you on the following aspects of this disease:

  • Varicella zoster's virus group
  • How it binds to host cells
  • Where its DNA is held
  • How it reproduces
  • Other diseases it can later cause

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - assess your ability to accurately recall the lesson's main points about the structure and effects of the varicella zoster virus
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand how the virus functions inside a host and the diseases that it can cause
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to answer the assessment questions on some key facts about the varicella zoster virus

Additional Learning

For more information on the subject, go through the associated lesson called Chicken Pox Virus Structure and Function. This lesson on the varicella zoster virus covers the following topics:

  • Chickenpox and the varicella zoster virus
  • Overview of a virus
  • Characteristics of the VZV
  • How the virus infects host cells
  • Conditions it can cause