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Question 1:
What classis does Streptococcus pneumoniae belong to?

Question 2:
What is the binomial of Streptococcus pneumoniae?
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Litsea scortechinii
Sicalis columbiana
Epigeneium amplum

Question 3:
What is the binomial authority of Streptococcus pneumoniae?
Brauer, 1865
Chester 1901
L.B. Smith

Question 4: Cg+ S. aureus (Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, ________, MRSA)
AnthraxToxic shock syndromeDiphtheriaErysipelas

Question 5: The organism was termed Diplococcus pneumoniae from 1926 because of its characteristic appearance in ________ sputum.
StainingGram stainingAuramine-rhodamine stainAuramine O

Question 6: Upon examining the upper respiratory tissue from mice exposed to both bacteria, an extraordinarily large number of ________ immune cells were found.
Eosinophil granulocyteGranulocyteNeutrophil granulocytePhagocyte

Question 7: S. pneumoniae played a central role in demonstrating that genetic material consists of ________.

Question 8: In 1944, Oswald Avery, Colin MacLeod, and ________ demonstrated that the transforming factor in Griffith's experiment was DNA, not protein as was widely believed at the time.
Oliver SmithiesMaclyn McCartyRoger Y. TsienBarbara McClintock

Question 9: A study of competition in a laboratory revealed that, in a petrì dish, S. pneumoniae always overpowered H. influenzae by attacking it with ________.
AntisepticChlorhexidineHydrogen peroxideEthanol

Question 10: In 1928, Frederick Griffith demonstrated transformation of life, turning harmless pneumococcus into a lethal form by co-inoculating the live pneumococci into a mouse along with heat-killed, ________ pneumococci.
VirulenceBacteriaEscherichia coliInfectious disease


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