Nova Wonders:  What’s Living in You (2018) Print Friendly and PDF

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___ 1.  How did the scientist get infected by a bot fly?

a) by drinking contaminated water                
b) by getting cut         
c) by getting bit by a mosquito

___ 2.  What type of insect microbe lives on your face?
          a)  mites                      b)  E. coli                     c)  cholera

___ 3.  In the late 1600’s , Leeuwenhoek found organisms in pond water.  What did he call them?
           a) pathogens               b)  animalcules            c) cells

___ 4.  Who originally proposed the Germ Theory?   
             a) Charles Darwin    b) Louis Pasteur    c) Robert Hooke

___ 5. What effect does botulism have on the body?
           a) paralyzes muscles              b) causes vomiting       c) destroys bacteria

___ 6. Alexander Fleming discovered what?  
            a)  sperm cells              b) vaccines          c)  penicillin

___ 7.  What hypothesis was proposed for why Amish children didn’t suffer from allergies or asthma?
           a)  exposure to microbes        b) good diets                           c)  no electricity

___ 8.  What is the main symptom of ulcers?
           a)  feeling tired         b)  stomach pain           c)  rash

___ 9.  What causes ulcers?  a)  E. coli         b)  V. cholera       c) H. pylori

___ 10.  Why do some animals eat feces?

a) to fight parasites                
b) to energize them               
c) to diversify their gut microbiome

___ 11.  C. difficile is kept at bay in your gut because of what?   

a) your immune system     b) good bacteria                       

___ 12.  What treatment is most effective for C. difficile infections?
          a) fecal transplants                  b) antibiotics                c) roundworms

___ 13. In a groundbreaking experiment, Parkinson’s bacteria given to a mouse caused what?
             a) death to the mouse             b) ulcers                   c) motor impairments

___ 14.  In animals with leaky gut, microbes produce harmful molecules that:

a) pass into the bloodstream             
b) destroy helpful bacteria                 
c) cause ulcers

___  15. What was the outcome of Kelly’s treatment?

a) she stayed home for weeks     
b) healthy bacteria balanced C. diff      
c) she was hospitalized