Virus Types Practice Test Questions

Viruses: Meet the Microbes
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Virus Types Sample Test Questions
Viruses: Meet the Microbes Review Questions

​These multiple choice and true/false questions are designed to help students practice and test their understanding of this topic.
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HIV Viruses Budding from Cultures Lymphocytes
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For questions 2 - 6 below, indicate which feature below corresponds to …

a. live modified virus vaccines            
b. killed virus vaccines:

2. Multiple doses required
3. Immune system responds faster
4. Safer
5. Virus may change back to being virulent (able to cause disease)
6. More hypersensitivity reactions

7. The genetic material of the HIV virus is…

a. RNA
b. DNA
c. Not nucleic acid
d. Only made of protein

8. Human papilloma virus can be normal flora.

a. True       

​The following questions, from the Virtual Microbiology Classrooms (8-week & 16-week), are designed to help students better understand this topic. All questions are based on material that can be found on the Viruses: Meet the Microbes Lecture Main Page.
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1. Which term best describes why Varicella zoster virus is able to reemerge as shingles after initially causing chicken pox?

a. replication 
b. latency  
c. animal virus  
d. exocytosis  
e. lysogeny

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9. Which infections can caused by a hidden, latent viruses?

#1. influenza
#2. HIV
#3. varicella zoster
#4. HPV
#5. measles

a. 1, 2 & 3
b. 1, 2 & 4
c. 2, 3 & 4
d. 2, 4 & 4
e. 3, 4 & 5

​10. Who is at risk to become infected with HPV, and develop the related cancers? 

a. females only
b. males only
c. both males & females
d. only animals, not humans