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Grade 9 Microbiology
Which term describes unicellular organisms such as bacteria?
  1. DNA
  2. eukaryote
  3. lysosome
  4. prokaryote
Grade 9 Microbiology
What is a nonliving strand of genetic material that has a protein coat?
  1. a virus
  2. an archaea
  3. a eukaryote
  4. a prokaryote
Grade 9 Microbiology
How do viruses reproduce?
  1. They divide by mitosis
  2. They do so sexually, by external fertilization
  3. They replicate outside of the host
  4. They insert their DNA into the host cell
Grade 9 Microbiology
What is the suffix, or ending, for the family name of a virus?
  1. -virales
  2. -virus
  3. -viridae
  4. -virinae
Grade 9 Microbiology
              Penicillium              is the mold that makes a powerful bacteria-killing antibiotic.
Grade 9 Microbiology
Prokaryotic cells reproduce by means of
  1. synthesis
  2. mitosis
  3. binary fission
  4. telophase
Grade 9 Microbiology
Unicellular prokaryotes are found in extreme environments, and their cell walls do not contain peptidoglycans. Which of the following domains is described here?
  1. Bacteria
  2. Archaea
  3. Eukarya
  4. Protista
Grade 9 Microbiology
What uses conjugation to share genetic material?
  1. viruses
  2. archeae
  3. starfish
  4. bacteria
Grade 9 Microbiology
Which of the following describes one way that bacteria can be harmful?
  1. Bacteria recycles nutrients.
  2. Bacteria makes food.
  3. Bacteria causes disease.
  4. Bacteria does not spoil food.
Grade 9 Microbiology
A new kingdom was discovered when                 were viewed under a microscope.
  1. plants
  2. fungi
  3. microorganisms
  4. cells
Grade 9 Microbiology
Which term is used to describe a type of spiral-shaped bacteria?
  1. Cylinder
  2. Coccus
  3. Spirillum
  4. Bacillus
Grade 9 Microbiology
What is a capsid made of?
  1. protein
  2. glucose
  3. peptidoglycan
  4. adenosine triphosphate
Grade 9 Microbiology
Where do bacteria live?
  1. anywhere
  2. in volcanoes
  3. in salty water
  4. almost anywhere
Grade 9 Microbiology
Why are RNA viruses harder to cure than DNA viruses are?
  1. They infect a lot of cells rapidly and can constantly reproduce.
  2. They constantly mutate and become immune to vaccines.
  3. They are just as hard to cure as DNA viruses are.
  4. They can reproduce indefinitely and multiply in number very quickly.
Grade 9 Microbiology
What are the names of the three kinds of fungi?
  1. Sac, Club, Mildew
  2. Slime Mold, Water Mold, Mildew
  3. Sac, Club, Imperfect
  4. Water Mold, Sac, Mildew
Grade 9 Microbiology
Which of the following describes one way in which bacteria are helpful?
  1. They help make food.
  2. They help spoil food.
  3. They help cause disease.
Grade 9 Microbiology
Unicellular prokaryotes that have cell walls with peptidoglycans are called                .
  1. Protists
  2. Archae
  3. Bacteria
  4. Eukarya
Grade 9 Microbiology
These are measured in nanometers and are so small they can usually can only be seen with the aid of an electron microscope:
  1. bacteria
  2. viruses
  3. prokaryotes
  4. eukaryotes
Grade 9 Microbiology
A virus enters the cell, makes copies of itself, and causes the cell to lyse during which type of infection?
  1. bacterial infectioin
  2. lysogenic infection
  3. lysic infection
  4. lytic infection
Grade 9 Microbiology
All viruses contain what?
  1. DNA and a protein coat
  2. RNA and a capsid
  3. Nucleic acids and a protein coat
  4. lipids and a protein coat
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