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Which of the following foods is NOT made by fermentation?

  1. beer
  2. bread
  3. cheese
  4. orange juice

Who is considered the “father of Western medicine”?

  1. Marcus Terentius Varro
  2. Thucydides
  3. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
  4. Hippocrates

Who was the first to observe “animalcules” under the microscope?

  1. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
  2. Ötzi the Iceman
  3. Marcus Terentius Varro
  4. Robert Koch

Who proposed that swamps might harbor tiny, disease-causing animals too small to see?

  1. Thucydides
  2. Marcus Terentius Varro
  3. Hippocrates
  4. Louis Pasteur

Which of the following was NOT a kingdom in Linnaeus’s taxonomy?

  1. animal
  2. mineral
  3. protist
  4. plant

Which of the following is a correct usage of binomial nomenclature?

  1. Homo Sapiens
  2. homo sapiens
  3. Homo sapiens
  4. Homo Sapiens

Which scientist proposed adding a kingdom for protists?

  1. Carolus Linnaeus
  2. Carl Woese
  3. Robert Whittaker
  4. Ernst Haeckel

Which of the following is NOT a domain in Woese and Fox’s phylogenetic tree?

  1. Plantae
  2. Bacteria
  3. Archaea
  4. Eukarya

Which of the following is the standard resource for identifying bacteria?

  1. Systema Naturae
  2. Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology
  3. Woese and Fox’s phylogenetic tree
  4. Haeckel’s General Morphology of Organisms

Which of the following types of microorganisms is photosynthetic?

  1. yeast
  2. virus
  3. helminth
  4. alga

Which of the following is a prokaryotic microorganism?

  1. helminth
  2. protozoan
  3. cyanobacterium
  4. mold

Which of the following is acellular?

  1. virus
  2. bacterium
  3. fungus
  4. protozoan

Which of the following is a type of fungal microorganism?

  1. bacterium
  2. protozoan
  3. alga
  4. yeast

Which of the following is not a subfield of microbiology?

  1. bacteriology
  2. botany
  3. clinical microbiology
  4. virology
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