Definitive & Intermediate Hosts in Parasitic Life Cycles

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Parasites are organisms that _____.

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1. Which of the following is true about the relationship between parasites and hosts?

2. If a parasite reaches maturity in a host, we call this the _____ host.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you recall about different types of hosts with this printable worksheet and interactive quiz. Types of hosts, their relationships with parasites, and real-life examples of these relations will be considered throughout the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions will ask you about:

  • Definition of parasites
  • Maturity of a parasite
  • Parasite-host relationships
  • Vector hosts
  • Malaria's relationship with mosquitoes

Skills Practiced

These assessments work to exercise your abilities in the areas of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on hosts and parasites
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about parasitic life cycles in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding mosquitoes and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about vector hosts

Additional Learning

Review the associated lesson, titled Definitive & Intermediate Hosts in Parasitic Life Cycles, for additional information on this topic. Some goals of the lesson will include:

  • Define key terms, such as host
  • Give information about the type of host that tapeworms use
  • Know the name of the disease that Toxoplasma gondii causes
  • Identify a number of real-life examples of parasites, such as tapeworms and mosquitoes
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