The Life Cycle of a Virus: How Viruses Live, Attack & Replicate

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Which of the following refers to the process by which viruses are expelled out of their host cell?

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1. How can you explain that an adult who had chicken pox, is now at risk of the shingles infection if you know that both diseases are caused by the same virus?

2. Which of the following is NOT a method of viral release?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo assess your knowledge of the life cycle of a virus. You'll need to know the names of the stages and what events happen during each stage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The amount of offspring that are normally produced during the lysogenic cycle
  • What a latent infection is
  • Methods of viral penetration
  • What a virulent virus is
  • Means of viral release
  • The cycle in which a virus replicates and the host cell dies

Skills Practiced

In these assessments, you will demonstrate these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the various vocabulary terms explained in the viral life stages lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about different ways a virus exits a cell
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the lysogenic cycle

Additional Learning

If you would like to improve your understanding of the viral life cycle, watch the brief, but comprehensive video lesson called The Life Cycle of a Virus: How Viruses Live, Attack & Replicate. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how a virus attaches to a cell
  • Name the stages of the cycle
  • Define replication, penetration, and attachment
  • Explain the virus life cycles
  • Differentiate the methods of viral release
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