Bacteria, Virus, Protist, and Fungi MC Questions


The set contains 59 questions about the kingdoms Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protista, and Fungi as well as viruses.

You left some bacteria growing on a Petri dish over the summer and the agar medium dried out. The following school year, you’re cleaning out the fridge and discover the forgotten dish. If any bacteria have survived is it likely because of the bacteria
A) using binary fission.
B) using conjugation.
C) forming endospores.
D) duplicating DNA.
E) changing their needs to adapt to the changing conditions.

The characteristic that makes bacteria different from all other organisms is that they
A) they lack a nucleus.
B) they divide asexually by fission.
C) they can cause disease.
D) they have only one chromosome.
E) they are microscopic.

Higher order
You notice that two cultures of bacteria have grown close to one another. The first culture produces a protein which the second culture is unable to produce. After a few generations, you notice that both cultures are able to produce the protein. Which process is a likely explanation?
A) lytic cycle
B) binary fission
C) conjugation
D) transformation
E) vaccination

One day, you wake up with a sore throat and a runny nose. Your doctor takes a swab from your throat, sends it to a lab, and telephones you the next day to say that an antibiotic will not help you get better. Which of the following is the most likely reason for the doctor's statement?
A) Having waited a day, it is too late to take an antibiotic.
B) You need an antiseptic, not an antibiotic.
C) You need to be vaccinated instead of taking an antibiotic.
D) You are infected by a virus.
E) An antibiotic only eliminates the symptoms of infection and does not cure the infection itself.

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