Parasitology MCQs

Parasitology MCQs

Answer these ParasitologyMCQs and see how sharp is your knowledge of Parasitology. Scroll down and let's start!

1: The _____ form of the parasite has a characteristic "ring" shape.

A.   Schizont

B.   Sporozoite

C.   Trophozoite

D.   Merozoite

2: The current view of how we perceive high frequencies is based on ____.

A.   ​where along the basilar membrane neurons fire most rapidly

B.   Whether its nucleic acid is DNA or RNA

C.   The proteins in the host's cytoplasm

D.   The proteins on its surface and that of the host

3: Which of the following is an example of an ectoparasite?

A.   Malaria parasite

B.   Tapeworm

C.   Tick

D.   Liver fluke

4: What is the primary mode of transmission for malaria?

A.   Contaminated food and water

B.   Sexual contact

C.   Mosquito bites

D.   Inhalation of respiratory droplets

5: Which of the following is a common symptom of intestinal parasitic infections?

A.   Skin rash

B.   Persistent cough

C.   Abdominal pain and diarrhea

D.   Headache and fever

6: What is the life cycle of a parasitic worm called?

A.   Trophozoite stage

B.   Oocyst stage

C.   Larval stage

D.   Helminth life cycle

7: Which of the following is a common method of diagnosing parasitic infections?

A.   Blood test

B.   X-ray imaging

C.   Stool sample analysis

D.   Urine analysis

8: Which parasitic infection is caused by the protozoan Plasmodium?

A.   Amoebiasis

B.   Malaria

C.   Toxoplasmosis

D.   Giardiasis

9: Which of the following is a preventive measure against tick-borne diseases?

A.   Use of insect repellent

B.   Wearing long-sleeved clothing

C.   Regular tick checks

D.   All of the above

10: Which parasitic infection is commonly associated with contaminated water sources?

A.   Schistosomiasis

B.   Trypanosomiasis

C.   Leishmaniasis

D.   Filariasis

11: What is the definitive host for the human liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica?

A.   Humans

B.   Cattle

C.   Snails

D.   Mosquitoes

12: Which of the following is an effective way to control and prevent parasitic infections?

A.   Proper sanitation and hygiene practices

B.   Vaccination

C.   Use of insecticidal treatments

D.   All of the above