Infectious Agents: Viruses, Viroids & Prions - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following is a transmissible protein that can cause disease?

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1. Which of the following is a naked piece of RNA that can cause disease?

2. Which of the following is an infectious agent, considered to be 'not alive', and consisting of a nucleic acid and outer protective covering?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measure your understanding of infectious agents through this combination of a quiz and a worksheet. In this quiz, questions will discuss types of infectious agents and the causes of various diseases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions on this quiz will inquire regarding:

  • Transmissible proteins
  • Infectious agents which are 'not alive'
  • Naked pieces of RNA that pose a danger of disease
  • Causes of the flu
  • Mad cow disease

Skills Practiced

These guides will exercise your ability in the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding agents that can cause disease and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about transmissible proteins
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the cause of mad cow disease

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this subject with the complementary lesson entitled Infectious Agents: Viruses, Viroids & Prions. Some objectives of this lesson include the following:

  • Differentiate between viruses, prions and viroids
  • Know what diseases are caused by each type of infectious agent
  • Explain how prions, viruses and viroids infect a person