Disease-Causing Agents in the Environment: Definition and Types


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Which is FALSE about bacteria?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a parasitic worm?

2. Vaccines protect against which disease-causing agent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to identify different types of disease-causing agents that occur in the environment. Practice questions test your understanding of bacteria and parasitic worms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions assess what you know about:

  • Properties of bacteria
  • Types of parasitic worms
  • Protozoa
  • Vaccines
  • The immune system

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most relevant information about protozoa from the interactive lesson on disease-causing agents
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the immune system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of parasitic worms

Additional Learning

You can make use of the lesson entitled Disease-Causing Agents in the Environment: Definition & Types if you are interested in delving deeper into this topic. Here are a few objectives this lesson can help with:

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  • Know what an antibiotic is good for