Introduction to Microbiology
 Review Questions

Virtual Microbiology Classroom of Science Prof Online


Virtual Microbiology

The Virtual Microbiology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including PowerPoint Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions and Practice Test Questions.

Intro to Microbiology Review Questions
Introduction to Microbiology
Practice Test Questions

These multiple choice and true/false questions are designed to help students practice and test their understanding of this topic.
Pink Happy Face Made of E. coli Growing on MacConkey's Agar
Prokaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz
MacConkey's agar growing happy Gram-negative, lactose+ bacteria
​1. Describe the Black Plague. What organism causes it? How is it spread? Describe the largest outbreak of plague in history.

2. Describe smallpox and its historical impact. Is it still a threat? Explain.

3. What is the proper way to cough and sneeze?

4. What is normal flora? Is it ever harmful? If so, when?

5. What is the difference between normal flora, opportunistic pathogens and "full-time" pathogens?

Page last updated 2/2016
These are review questions from the Virtual Microbiology Classroom, designed to help introduce students to the science of microbiology. They are based on materials that can be found on the Introduction to Microbiology Lecture Main Page.

Hoe to Kill Kitchen Bacteria & Sanitize Surfaces
6. Define and distinguish between mutualism, commensalism and parasitism?

7. Describe the difference between seasonal influenza and pandemic influenza. 

8. Write a few sentences describing the following microbes that we met in our first lecture: HIV , HBV, SARS and Ebola. Are they bacteria or viruses?

9. Look up West Nile Virus (WNV). What are the symptoms of WNV? How do you protect yourself from WNV? See the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) statistics on West Nile Virus.

10. What is a nosocomial infection? What are the four most common nosocomial infections?