Diseases Caused by Protists


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Protists are what kind of organism?

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1. Which of the following is the vector for malaria?

2. Once inside the body, the parasite of the 'assassin bug' in South America will aim for what part of the body?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Protists can be just as dangerous as other things found in the wild, such as poisonous snakes or spiders. Learn about why this type of organism is unique and what diseases are associated with it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • The type of organism protists are
  • What is the vector for malaria
  • How one would contract Chagas
  • What protists you can catch from drinking untreated water
  • Symptoms of African sleeping sickness

Skills Practiced

By completing these assessment materials, students will learn more about protists as well as practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information regarding diseases caused by protists from the lesson
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can define main terms, such as vector
  • Knowledge application - apply knowledge to answer a quiz question about African sleeping sickness symptoms

Additional Learning

To learn more about the following, review the lesson named Diseases Caused by Protists:

  • Characteristics of protists
  • Symptoms of malaria
  • What insects transmit diseases caused by protists