Common Bacterial Diseases in Humans


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Which of the following bacteria is most often associated with causing pneumonia?

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1. If you want to avoid food poisoning, cook your food thoroughly to kill any:

2. Which type of bacteria, normally found on your skin and one that doesn't cause problems in healthy people, is the one that's most likely to cause a skin infection if you get a cut or scrape?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many types of bacteria that can cause diseases, and this quiz/worksheet contains questions that will measure your ability to identify them. You will also see questions that will ask you to name the types of diseases caused by certain types of bacteria.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested on the following:

  • Type of bacteria that is often known to cause pneumonia
  • Bacteria that causes food poisoning you can avoid by cooking food thoroughly
  • Kind of bacteria found on your skin that can cause a skin infection through a cut or scrape
  • Disease caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Types of bacteria that causes strep throat

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - demonstrate that you can comprehend the most important information from the related lesson about common bacterial diseases
  • Making connections - understand bacterial diseases in connection with the bacteria that cause them
  • Defining key concepts - confirm that you can correctly define types of bacteria like Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Additional Learning

To keep studying the causes and symptoms of common bacterial diseases, check out the related lesson called Common Bacterial Diseases in Humans. This lesson will help you finish these objectives:

  • Define bacteria
  • Know the symptoms of food poisoning, including vomiting
  • Understand that there are billions, possibly trillions, of bacteria everywhere