Foodborne and waterborne microorganisms- MCQ


                   Multiple Choice Questions on Foodborne and waterborne microorganisms

1. Which of the following tapeworms parasite is usually found in raw pork?
a)Taenia saginata
b)Taenia solium     
c)Ascaris lumbricoides
d)Trichuris trichiura

2. Name the following waterborne illness that is most prevalent in the nations like Haiti, India, Nepal, and other poor regions where there is a lack of clean drinking water and sanitation
a) Cholera      
b) Foot and mouth disease
c) Chagas disease
d) Kala-azar/Leishmaniasis

3. Which of the following bacteria is a common pathogen that can adulterate dairy, and frozen products?
a) Staphylococcus saprophyticus
b) Listeria monocytogens     
c) Giardia lamblia
d) Bacillus cereus

4. Canned food poisoning is commonly linked to which of the following microorganisms?
a) Staphylococcus aureus
b) Vibrio cholerae
c) Taenia solium
d) Clostridium botulinum    

5. Select all the pathogens that can be transmitted to humans through the consumption of poultry and poultry products 
a) H5N1   
b) Salmonella typhi    
c) Campylobacter jejuni     
d) Bacillus anthracis

6. Amebiasis is a common infection transmitted to humans through contaminated water and food, name the pathogen associated with the disease?
a) Coxsackievirus
b) Clostridium perfringens
c) Entamoeba histolytica     
d) Toxoplasma gondii

7. What is the name of the illness that is primarily associated with fecal contaminated swimming pools that can cause diarrhea in humans?
a) Cryptosporodiosis     
b) Cryptococcosis
c) Donovanosis
d) Chlamydiasis

8. Which of the following foodborne bacterial infection can usually cause bloody diarrhea?
a) Giardiasis
b) Blastomycosis
c) Shigellosis    
d) Syphilis

9. Name the intestinal parasitic infection in humans spread by the consumption of contaminated water and food
a) Syphilis
b) Mucormycosis
c) Trypanosomiasis
d) Cyclosporiasis     

10. Which of the following foodborne virus can cause "stomach flu "that is commonly found in raw or uncooked seafood such as shellfish, and oysters?
a) Poliovirus
b) Norovirus
c) H5N1virus
d) Influenza virus

11. Name the microbe spread through the fecal-oral route and is most commonly associated with the infection 'jaundice'
a) Hepatitis A
b) Campylobacter jejuni
c) Lactobacillus acidophilus
d) Norovirus

12. Shigellosis is also known as...........................................
a) Chagas disease
b) Typhoid
c) Schistosomiasis
d) Bacillary dysentery

13. Which of the following enteric parasite is one of the common causative pathogens of helminthic infection that is prevalent in subtropical regions of the world?
a) Lactobacillus acidophilus
b) Aspergillus fumigatus
c) Ascaris lumbricoides
d) Wuchereria brancrofti

14. All of the following major foodborne pathogens produce microbial toxins, Except?
a) Bacillus cereus
b) Pseudomonas aeruginosa
c) Staphyococcus aureus
d) Vibrio cholerae 
e) Clostridium perfringens
f) Clostridium botulinum

15) Which of the following foodborne bacteria can grow well in low temperatures and is a major pathogen found in contaminated refrigerated foods such as milk and meats?
a) Norovirus
b) Clostridium botulinum
c) Listeria monocytogens
d) Rhizopus stolonifer

16) The hepatitis infection that is most commonly transmitted through the fecal-oral route is caused by which of the following types of hepatitis virus? 
Select the correct answers:
a)Hep E virus
b)Hep B virus
c)Hep D virus
d)Hep A virus

1.b)Taenia solium 
2.a) Cholera 
3.b) Listeria monocytogens
4.d) Clostridium botulinum
5.a) H5N1, b) Salmonella typhi and, c) Campylobacter jejuni
6.c) Entamoeba histolytica 
7.a) Cryptosporodiosis
8.c) Shigellosis 
9.d) Cyclosporiasis
10.b) Norovirus
11.a) Hepatitis A
12.d) Bacillary dysentery
13.c) Ascaris lumbricoides
14.b) Pseudomonas aeruginosa
15.c) Listeria monocytogens
16.a)Hep E virus and d) Hep A virus


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