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Which genus includes the causative agent for malaria?

  1. Euglena
  2. Paramecium
  3. Plasmodium
  4. Trypanosoma

Which protist is a concern because of its ability to contaminate water supplies and cause diarrheal illness?

  1. Plasmodium vivax
  2. Toxoplasma gondii
  3. Giardia lamblia
  4. Trichomonas vaginalis

A fluke is classified within which of the following?

  1. Nematoda
  2. Rotifera
  3. Platyhelminthes
  4. Annelida

A nonsegmented worm is found during a routine colonoscopy of an individual who reported having abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting. This worm is likely which of the following?

  1. nematode
  2. fluke
  3. trematode
  4. annelid

A segmented worm has male and female reproductive organs in each segment. Some use hooks to attach to the intestinal wall. Which type of worm is this?

  1. fluke
  2. nematode
  3. cestode
  4. annelid

Mushrooms are a type of which of the following?

  1. conidia
  2. ascus
  3. polar tubule
  4. basidiocarp

Which of the following is the most common cause of human yeast infections?

  1. Candida albicans
  2. Blastomyces dermatitidis
  3. Cryptococcus neoformans
  4. Aspergillus fumigatus

Which of the following is an ascomycete fungus associated with bat droppings that can cause a respiratory infection if inhaled?

  1. Candida albicans
  2. Histoplasma capsulatum
  3. Rhizopus stolonifera
  4. Trichophyton rubrum

Which polysaccharide found in red algal cell walls is a useful solidifying agent?

  1. chitin
  2. cellulose
  3. phycoerythrin
  4. agar

Which is the term for the hard outer covering of some dinoflagellates?

  1. theca
  2. thallus
  3. mycelium
  4. shell

Which protists are associated with red tides?

  1. red algae
  2. brown algae
  3. dinoflagellates
  4. green algae

You encounter a lichen with leafy structures. Which term describes this lichen?

  1. crustose
  2. foliose
  3. fruticose
  4. agarose

Which of the following is the term for the outer layer of a lichen?

  1. the cortex
  2. the medulla
  3. the thallus
  4. the theca

The fungus in a lichen is which of the following?

  1. a basidiomycete
  2. an ascomycete
  3. a zygomycete
  4. an apicomplexan
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