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Whipworm: Quiz


Question 1:
What family does Whipworm belong to?

Question 2: Infection can be avoided by proper disposal of human feces, avoiding fecal contamination of food, not eating dirt, and avoiding crops fertilized with ________.
Night soilSewage treatmentCompostingComposting toilet

Question 3: Whipworm commonly infects patients also infected with Giardia, ________, Ascaris lumbricoides, and hookworms.
Entamoeba histolyticaAmoebiasisAcanthamoebaEntamoeba gingivalis

Question 4: These embryonated infective eggs are ingested and hatch in the human ________.
Colon (anatomy)Small intestineVermiform appendixStomach

Question 5: Mebendazole is 90% effective in the first dose, and ________ may also be offered as an anti-parasitic agent.

Question 6: The human whipworm (Trichuris trichiura or Trichocephalus trichiuris), is a roundworm, which causes trichuriasis when it infects a human ________.
Vermiform appendixSmall intestineLarge intestineColon (anatomy)

Question 7: Symptoms may include diarrhea, ________, and dehydration.
Pernicious anemiaIron deficiency anemiaAnemiaAplastic anemia

Question 8: The infective larvae penetrate the villi and continue to develop in the ________.
Vermiform appendixColon (anatomy)Small intestineStomach

Question 9: The name whipworm refers to the shape of the worm; they look like ________ with wider "handles" at the posterior end.
WhipEquestrianismCowboyWestern riding

Question 10: The young worms move to the cecum and penetrate the mucosa and there they complete development to adult worms in the ________.
Small intestineLarge intestineVermiform appendixColon (anatomy)

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