Parasitology Question Bank

110 multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of parasitic infections caused by cestodes, trematodes, nematodes, plasmodium species, hemoflagellates, ciliates, flagellates, and more.

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Parasitology Question Bank

This quiz will check your knowledge of infections caused by different parasites.

 

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1. Which parasite causes amoebic meningoencephalitis?

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2. Which parasite causes amoebic dysentery?

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3.  In trematodes, the Final stage of development that occurs in snails is?

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4. How many sporozoites are there in a mature oocyst?

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5. Which of the following is used in differentiating cysts of Entamoeba histolytica from Entamoeba dispar?

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6. Which hemoflagellate causes Winterbottom’s?

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7. Which parasite causes guinea worm infection?

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8. Which parasitic infection may result in vitamin B12 deficiency?

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9. Which fluke causes pulmonary infections characterized by chest pain, cough, bronchitis, and sputum with blood?

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10. Which parasite can be acquired from eating undercooked crayfish?

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11. Hydatid cysts in humans are caused by?

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12. Which parasite is also known as pinworm?

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13. What parasites cause intestinal obstruction?

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14. Which one of the following is the infective stage of the malarial parasite?

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15. Which parasite can be acquired from eating undercooked beef?

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16. Which Plasmodium species is characterized by enlarged red blood cells with Ameboid cytoplasm?

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17. Nematodes are?

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18. The oral cavity of Giardia lamblia is?

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19. Which Plasmodium species contains Schuffner dots?

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20. Which Schistosoma species has a large terminal spine?

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21. Which species of Plasmodium causes blackwater fever?

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22. Which fluke affects the liver?

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23. Which of the following parasite is morphologically identical to Entamoeba histolytica?

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24. Cysts are the infective stage of which intestinal flagellate?

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25. Which intestinal Sporozoa causes non-bloody diarrhea and stains with modified Kinyoun’s acid-fast stain?

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26. Which parasite causes vaginitis in women; men are generally asymptomatic carriers?

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27. The causative agent of babesiosis?

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28. Which of the following ciliates causes balantidiasis?

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29. Which of the following is seen in cysts of Entamoeba coli?

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30. Which type of symbiotic relationship is harmless to one member and beneficial to the other?

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31. Which parasite is also known as whipworm?

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32. Which of the following parasite causes asymptomatic mouth and genital tract infections?

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33. Which of the following is a characteristic of trematodes?

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34. A large Kidney shaped cyst with two nuclei (macronucleus and micronucleus) and a double cell wall surrounded with numerous cilia is best identified as?

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35. Which of the following ciliates are pathogenic?

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36. Which parasite is also known as dwarf tapeworm?

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37. What disease is most commonly associated with is Giardia lamblia?

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38. Cysts of Giardia lamblia contains?

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39. Which of the following intestinal flagellate is pathogenic?

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40. Which red blood cell inclusion appears like a “Maltese cross”?

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41. The presence of a large glycogen mass is seen in

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42. Which of the following structure provides motility to amebae?

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43. A free-living ameba associated with primary amebic meningoencephalitis is

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44. Which of the following intestinal parasite is pathogenic?

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45. Which parasite causes cornea infection?

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46.  Which parasitic infection can be diagnosed by examining muscle tissue for encysted larvae?

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47. Which parasite can be acquired from the ingestion of insects containing the cysticercoids ?

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48. Oocysts, the infective stage of Toxoplasma Gondii, is found in?

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49. Which animal is a reservoir for Trichinella spiralis

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50. Which stage of development of flukes are infective to humans?

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51. Which of the following intestinal flagellate has no cysts stage?

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52. Which stage of development of flukes are infective to humans?

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53. Which of the following intestinal Sporozoa causes isosporiasis?

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54. Which parasite causes human hookworm infections?

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55. What is the infective stage of Entamoeba histolytica?

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56. Which parasite is also known as fish tapeworm?

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57. What are the developmental stages of Trypanosoma?

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58. Which of the following is an intestinal flagellate?

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59. Which intestinal parasite is nonpathogenic?

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60. Wuchereria bancrofti is transmitted by the?

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61. In which type of symbiosis does one species benefit at the expense of another?

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62. Which of the following is the vector for Trypanosoma?

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63. Which of the following organism moves by means of cilia?

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64. A dormant form of P. vivax is called?

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65. Which Plasmodium species contains Schuffner dots?

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66. A dormant form of P. vivax is called?

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67. What is the infective stage of Trypanosoma cruzi?

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68. Which parasite causes river blindness?

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69. Which parasite can be detected using cellophane tape test?

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70. Which of the following parasite is a lung fluke?

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71. Which hemoflagellate causes African sleeping sickness?

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72. Which structure in the tapeworm contains the sperm and egg?

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73. The presence of intracellular RBCs in intestinal amebae is considered diagnostic of which of the following parasite?

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74. What disease is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi?

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75. Which of the following is the vector for Babesia?

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76. Elephantiasis is a complication associated with which of the following?

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77. Which of the following intestinal Sporozoa is the most cause of diarrhea in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)?

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78. Cysts are the infective stage of which intestinal flagellate?

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79. Which type of symbiotic relationship do both species benefit?

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80. Which of the following intestinal flagellate causes giardiasis?

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81. Which fluke causes diarrhea and ulceration of the intestines?

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82. Which of the following is an intestinal flagellate?

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83. Which parasite causes skin and mucous membrane ulcers?

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84. Which Plasmodium species is characterized by crescent shaped gametes?

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85. Which of the following organism is a ciliate?

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86. Which of the following flukes is also known as Chinese or oriental liver fluke?

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87. What is the diagnostic stage of leishmaniasis?

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88. Which parasite can be acquired from eating raw or undercooked fish containing the pleurocercoid?

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89. Which of the following is a causative agent of malaria?

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90. Which of the following is an intestinal flagellate?

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91. Trematodes are?

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92. What is the larval stage of Echinococcus granulesus?

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93. Which parasite causes infections of the conjunctival lining of the eye?

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94. Knowledge of nocturnal periodicity is especially important in the diagnosis of certain infections caused by?

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95. Which parasite can be acquired from eating undercooked pork?

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96. Which of the following parasite(s) causes hemolytic anemia?

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97. Which of the following intestinal flagellate is pathogenic?

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98. Which structure in the tapeworm contains the hooks for attachment to the host?

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99. Which of the following organism moves by means of flagella?

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100. Which parasite causes striated muscle edema?

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101. Balantidium coli is motile by?

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102. Which parasite is also known as dog tapeworm?

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103.  Infection with this parasite is associated with eosinophilia, high creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase levels?

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104. Which of the following fluke has a miracidium with small knob opposite the operculum?

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105. What is the active reproduction stage of Entamoeba histolytica?

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106. Which of the following intestinal Sporozoa causes cryptosporidiosis?

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107. Onchocerca volvulus is transmitted by the?

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108. Which intestinal flagellate causes diarrhea and anal pruritus among individuals living in close quarters?

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109. Which parasite causes anal itching and inflammation?

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110. What is the infective stage of Paragonimus Westermani?

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