Quiz  /  Viruses
  • 1. 
    What are viruses made of?

  • Genetic materials like DNA
  • Bacteria
  • Mutated blood cells
  • Fat molecules
  • 2. 
    What is the outside protective coating of a virus made of?

  • Protein
  • Carbon
  • Lipids
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3. 
    What reason do scientists give for saying that viruses are not living organisms?

  • They do not have organized cells
  • All of the above
  • They cannot reproduce without the aid of a host
  • They do not metabolize food into energy
  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a characteristic of viruses?

  • They typically have one or two strands of DNA or RNA
  • They have a cell nucleus
  • They have an organized cell structure
  • They are active when outside a living cell
  • 5. 
    What do viruses do once they invade a living cell of a host?

  • All of the above
  • They are metabolized into sugar
  • They die
  • They multiply
  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a disease caused by a virus?

  • The common cold
  • All of the Above
  • Measles
  • Influenza
  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a way to avoid catching a virus?

  • Eat raw meat
  • Wash your hands
  • Don't put your fingers in your mouth
  • Take vitamins
  • 8. 
    What is the main human defense against viruses?

  • Medicine
  • Tylenol
  • Pills
  • Immune system
  • 9. 
    True or False: Most viruses are so small that they can't be seen with an optical microscope.

  • TRUE
  • 10. 
    What are viruses that contain RNA instead of DNA sometimes called?

  • Retroviruses
  • Proteins
  • Capsids
  • Vaccines
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