Parasitism: Quiz


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Question 1: An example is the ________ practiced by many species of cuckoo and cowbird, which do not build nests of their own but rather deposit their eggs in nests of other species and abandon them there.
KleptoparasitismBrood parasiteMimicryEgg (biology)

Question 2: In medicine, only eukaryotic organisms are considered parasites, with the exclusion of ________ and viruses.
BacteriaGram-negative bacteriaCorynebacteriumGram-positive bacteria

Question 3: Plasmodium falciparum/vivax/ovale/malariae (________, Blackwater fever)
MalariaAIDSICD-10 Chapter I: Certain infectious and parasitic diseasesBabesiosis

Question 4: Parasitism is a type of symbiotic relationship between ________ of different species where one organism, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the host.

Question 5: [1] Thus, the interaction between the parasitoid and the host is fundamentally different from true parasites and their host, and shares some characteristics with ________.
Apex predatorHerbivoreCarnivorePredation

Question 6: Although the concept of parasitism applies unambiguously to many cases in nature, it is best considered part of a continuum of types of interactions between ________, rather than an exclusive category.
LifeBiological classificationSpeciesEvolution

Question 7: Classic examples of parasitism include interactions between vertebrate hosts and diverse animals such as tapeworms, flukes, the ________ species, and fleas.
Toxoplasma gondiiPlasmodiidaeApicomplexaPlasmodium

Question 8: Parasites can function like ________, reducing the dominance of superior competitors and allowing competing species to co-exist.
Conservation biologyPredationEcosystemKeystone species

Question 9: Larval stages of endoparasites often infect sites in the host other than the blood or ________.
Colorectal cancerAscending cholangitisHuman gastrointestinal tractPeritonitis

Question 10: Ectoparasitic ________ may rely on host-host contact (e.g.

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