1. Trypanosoma cruzi causes which parasitic disease?
    • a) Malaria
    • b) Chagas disease
    • c) Leishmaniasis
    • d) Filariasis
    • Answer: b) Chagas disease
  2. The primary mode of transmission for malaria is through:
    • a) Contaminated food and water
    • b) Direct contact with infected individuals
    • c) Vector (mosquito) bite
    • d) Airborne droplets
    • Answer: c) Vector (mosquito) bite
  3. Fasciola hepatica is a parasitic worm that affects which organ in the human body?
    • a) Intestine
    • b) Liver
    • c) Lungs
    • d) Heart
    • Answer: b) Liver
  4. Schistosomiasis is caused by which type of parasite?
    • a) Nematode
    • b) Cestode
    • c) Trematode
    • d) Protozoan
    • Answer: c) Trematode
  5. The parasite responsible for causing skin ulcers through the bite of infected sandflies is:
    • a) Leishmania donovani
    • b) Plasmodium falciparum
    • c) Trypanosoma cruzi
    • d) Giardia lamblia
    • Answer: a) Leishmania donovani
  6. The intermediate host for liver fluke infection is typically a:
    • a) Snail
    • b) Fish
    • c) Mosquito
    • d) Tick
    • Answer: a) Snail
  7. The disease resulting from infection with the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) is called:
    • a) Ascariasis
    • b) Trichinosis
    • c) Cysticercosis
    • d) Filariasis
    • Answer: c) Cysticercosis
  8. Toxoplasmosis is commonly transmitted through:
    • a) Mosquito bites
    • b) Sexual contact
    • c) Ingestion of contaminated food or water
    • d) Airborne droplets
    • Answer: c) Ingestion of contaminated food or water
  9. The vector for African sleeping sickness is the:
    • a) Mosquito
    • b) Tsetse fly
    • c) Sandfly
    • d) Flea
    • Answer: b) Tsetse fly
  10. Ascaris lumbricoides is a parasitic worm that primarily affects the:
    • a) Liver
    • b) Intestine
    • c) Lungs
    • d) Bloodstream
    • Answer: b) Intestine
  11. The eggs of which parasitic worm are commonly found in soil contaminated with human feces and can lead to ascariasis upon ingestion?
    • a) Enterobius vermicularis
    • b) Trichuris trichiura
    • c) Ascaris lumbricoides
    • d) Taenia saginata
    • Answer: c) Ascaris lumbricoides
  12. The disease characterized by the swelling of body parts, known as elephantiasis, is caused by:
    • a) Schistosoma mansoni
    • b) Wuchereria bancrofti
    • c) Taenia solium
    • d) Giardia lamblia
    • Answer: b) Wuchereria bancrofti
  13. The infectious stage of the malaria parasite that is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites is called:
    • a) Cyst
    • b) Sporozoite
    • c) Trophozoite
    • d) Larva
    • Answer: b) Sporozoite
  14. The larvae of which parasitic nematode can penetrate the skin of humans, causing a condition known as cutaneous larva migrans?
    • a) Ancylostoma duodenale
    • b) Strongyloides stercoralis
    • c) Trichuris trichiura
    • d) Enterobius vermicularis
    • Answer: b) Strongyloides stercoralis
  15. Lyme disease is primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected:
    • a) Mosquitoes
    • b) Fleas
    • c) Ticks
    • d) Lice
    • Answer: c) Ticks
  16. The infectious stage of the Entamoeba histolytica parasite is known as:
    • a) Trophozoite
    • b) Cyst
    • c) Larva
    • d) Sporozoite
    • Answer: b) Cyst
  17. Trichinosis is caused by the consumption of undercooked meat containing larvae of:
    • a) Taenia solium
    • b) Trichuris trichiura
    • c) Toxoplasma gondii
    • d) Trichinella spiralis
    • Answer: d) Trichinella spiralis
  18. The vector for the transmission of Chikungunya virus is:
    • a) Mosquito
    • b) Flea
    • c) Tick
    • d) Sandfly
    • Answer: a) Mosquito
  19. Cryptosporidiosis is often associated with the contamination of water by the oocysts of:
    • a) Giardia lamblia
    • b) Plasmodium falciparum
    • c) Cryptosporidium parvum
    • d) Toxoplasma gondii
    • Answer: c) Cryptosporidium parvum
  20. The parasite responsible for causing River Blindness (onchocerciasis) is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected:
    • a) Mosquitoes
    • b) Blackflies
    • c) Ticks
    • d) Sandflies
    • Answer: b) Blackflies
  21. Amebiasis is primarily caused by the protozoan parasite:
    • a) Giardia lamblia
    • b) Entamoeba histolytica
    • c) Plasmodium falciparum
    • d) Toxoplasma gondii
    • Answer: b) Entamoeba histolytica
  22. The parasite responsible for causing Sleeping Sickness (African trypanosomiasis) is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected:
    • a) Mosquitoes
    • b) Tsetse flies
    • c) Sandflies
    • d) Lice
    • Answer: b
  1. Which parasitic infection is caused by the ingestion of larval cysts found in undercooked or raw meat, particularly pork?
  • a) Toxoplasmosis
  • b) Trichinosis
  • c) Giardiasis
  • d) Leishmaniasis
  • Answer: b) Trichinosis
  1. The parasite responsible for causing African river blindness is transmitted by:
  • a) Mosquitoes
  • b) Tsetse flies
  • c) Blackflies
  • d) Sandflies
  • Answer: c) Blackflies
  1. Which protozoan parasite is responsible for causing “watery diarrhea” and is often associated with contaminated water sources?
  • a) Cryptosporidium parvum
  • b) Entamoeba histolytica
  • c) Trichomonas vaginalis
  • d) Plasmodium vivax
  • Answer: a) Cryptosporidium parvum
  1. The eggs of which parasitic worm can be found in soil and are a common cause of parasitic infections in children?
  • a) Trichuris trichiura
  • b) Ascaris lumbricoides
  • c) Taenia saginata
  • d) Strongyloides stercoralis
  • Answer: a) Trichuris trichiura
  1. Which parasitic infection is associated with the transmission of larvae through the skin from contaminated soil or water?
  • a) Dracunculiasis
  • b) Onchocerciasis
  • c) Strongyloidiasis
  • d) Loiasis
  • Answer: c) Strongyloidiasis
  1. The disease caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus is known as:
  • a) Hydatid disease
  • b) Cysticercosis
  • c) Ascariasis
  • d) Taeniasis
  • Answer: a) Hydatid disease
  1. Which parasitic infection is commonly transmitted through contaminated vegetables, fruits, and water, causing gastrointestinal symptoms?
  • a) Giardiasis
  • b) Amebiasis
  • c) Trichinosis
  • d) Taeniasis
  • Answer: a) Giardiasis
  1. The life cycle of the Plasmodium parasite involves transmission to humans through the bite of:
  • a) Ticks
  • b) Lice
  • c) Fleas
  • d) Anopheles mosquitoes
  • Answer: d) Anopheles mosquitoes
  1. Which parasitic infection is often associated with contaminated swimming pools and water parks, causing diarrhea and abdominal cramps?
  • a) Cryptosporidiosis
  • b) Trichomoniasis
  • c) Schistosomiasis
  • d) Amebiasis
  • Answer: a) Cryptosporidiosis
  1. The vector for the transmission of the parasite causing Chagas disease belongs to the genus:
  • a) Aedes
  • b) Triatoma
  • c) Culex
  • d) Simulium
  • Answer: b) Triatoma
  1. Which parasite causes a condition known as “swimmers’ itch” when larvae penetrate the skin during contact with contaminated water?
  • a) Trichinella spiralis
  • b) Schistosoma mansoni
  • c) Cercariae
  • d) Strongyloides stercoralis
  • Answer: c) Cercariae
  1. The parasite responsible for causing visceral leishmaniasis primarily affects which organs in the human body?
  • a) Liver and gallbladder
  • b) Kidneys and bladder
  • c) Spleen and bone marrow
  • d) Lungs and bronchi
  • Answer: c) Spleen and bone marrow
  1. Which parasitic infection is characterized by the presence of adult worms residing in the lymphatic vessels, causing swelling and inflammation?
  • a) Onchocerciasis
  • b) Lymphatic filariasis
  • c) Loiasis
  • d) Dracunculiasis
  • Answer: b) Lymphatic filariasis
  1. The intermediate host for the transmission of the Schistosoma parasite is commonly:
  • a) Snail
  • b) Fish
  • c) Crab
  • d) Mosquito
  • Answer: a) Snail
  1. Which parasitic infection is transmitted through the bite of infected blackflies and can lead to river blindness?
  • a) Malaria
  • b) Onchocerciasis
  • c) African sleeping sickness
  • d) Leishmaniasis
  • Answer: b) Onchocerciasis
  1. The larval form of which parasitic worm can penetrate human skin, causing a condition known as “swimmer’s itch”?
  • a) Trichinella spiralis
  • b) Schistosoma mansoni
  • c) Cercariae
  • d) Wuchereria bancrofti
  • Answer: c) Cercariae
  1. Which parasitic infection is commonly known as “beaver fever” and is transmitted through contaminated water sources?
  • a) Cryptosporidiosis
  • b) Trichomoniasis
  • c) Giardiasis
  • d) Leishmaniasis
  • Answer: c) Giardiasis
  1. The parasite responsible for causing trichomoniasis primarily infects which part of the human body?
  • a) Intestines
  • b) Genital and urinary tract
  • c) Bloodstream
  • d) Liver
  • Answer: b) Genital and urinary tract
  1. Which protozoan parasite is associated with contaminated cat feces and can cause severe complications in pregnant women?
  • a) Entamoeba histolytica
  • b) Trichomonas vaginalis
  • c) Toxoplasma gondii
  • d) Cryptosporidium parvum
  • Answer: c) Toxoplasma gondii
  1. The intermediate host for the transmission of the Schistosoma parasite is typically:
  • a) Snail
  • b) Fish
  • c) Mosquito
  • d) Crab
  • Answer: b) Fish

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