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Ergot: Quiz


Question 1:
What classis does Ergot belong to?

Question 2: It germinates, forming one or several fruiting bodies with head and stipe, variously coloured (resembling a tiny ________).
FungusYeastEdible mushroomMushroom

Question 3: In his book Beowulf and Grendel he argues that the ________ poem Beowulf is based on a memory of the quelling of this fertility cult by followers of Odin.
Germanic peoplesAnglo-SaxonsSaxonsAngles

Question 4:
What genus does Ergot belong to?

Question 5: This fungus grows on rye and related plants, and produces alkaloids that can cause ________ in humans and other mammals, consuming grains contaminated with the fruiting structure (called ergot sclerotium) of this fungus.
ErgotismLead poisoningMushroom poisoningCarbon monoxide poisoning

Question 6: The neurotropic activities of the ergot alkaloids may also cause ________ and attendant irrational behaviour, convulsions, and even death.
Auditory hallucinationHallucinationSuicidal ideationHypersomnia

Question 7:
What divisio is Ergot a part of?

Question 8:
What kind of animal is a Ergot?

Question 9: The infection process mimics a pollen grain growing into an ovary during ________.
Human embryogenesisFertilisationPrenatal developmentEmbryo

Question 10: An ergot kernel called a sclerotium develops when a floret of flowering grass or cereal is infected by a ________ of fungal species of the genus Claviceps.
Cell wallSporeFernPlant

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