Parasitology and Entomology Theory Paper

1.Which of the following parasites is transmitted by dogs?

A.     Echinococcus granulosus

B.      Hymenolepis nana

C.      Taenia solium

D.     Diphyllobothrium latum

2.Which of the following parasites is transmitted congenitally?

A.     Toxoplasma  gondii

B.      Wuchereria bancrofti

C.      Entamoeba histolytica

D.     Giardia lambia

3. The parasite which may be transmitted by sexual contact is :

A.     Trichomonas vaginalis

B.      Trypanosome cruzi

C.      Leishmania donovani

D.     Enteromonas hominis

4. Larvae of which of the following parasite can be demonstrated in muscle biopsy?

A.     Trichinella spiralis

B.      Dracunculus medinensis

C.      Wuchereria bancrofti

D.     Brugia malayi

5. Mature cyst of Entamoeba histolytica is:

A.     Uninucleate

B.      Binucleate

C.      Quadrinucleate stage

D.     Octanucleate



6. All non-pathogenic  amoebae live in the lumen of large intestine except

A.     Entamoeba coli

B.      Entamoeba histolytica

C.      Entamoeba hartmanni

D.     Entamoeba gingivalis

7. Which is the infective form of Giardia lamblia?

A.     Trophozoite

B.      Cyst

C.      Precyst

D.     Pseudocyst

8.Chilomastix mesnili lives in;

A.     Duodenum

B.      Mouth

C.      Vagina

D.     caecum

9 Which is the natural host of Balantidium coli?

A.      Pig

B.      Man

C.      Cow

D.     Dog

10 Which is the infective form of the malaria parasite?

A.      Oocyst

B.      Sporozoite

C.      Bradyzoite

D.     Tachyzoite

11.All of the following are common causes of diarrhoeal disease in persons with HIV infection except:

A.      Isospora Belli

B.      Cyclospora cayetanensis

C.      Cryptosporidium parvum

D.     Toxoplasma gondii


12Miracidium larval form is seen in:

A.     Cestodes

B.      Nematodes

C.      Trematodes

D.     Sporozoa




13.Adult worms of the following cestodes are found in the intestines of man except:

A.     Taenia saginata

B.      Diphyllobothrium latum

C.      Hymenolepsis nana

D.     Echinococuss granulosus


14Larval form of Taenia solium is seen in.

A.     Pig

B.      Cattle

C.      Dog

D.     Cat


15Which is the drug of choice for Taenia solium infection?

A.     Praziquantel

B.      Niclosamide

C.      Metronidazole

D.     Amphotericin B


16Which is the smallest tapeworm infecting man?

A.     Hymenolepis nana

B.      Taenia saginata

C.      Taenia solium

D.     Diphyllobothrium latum


17Coenurus is the larval form of:

A.      Taenia solium

B.      Taenia multiceps

C.      Echinococcus granulosus

D.     Echinococcus multilocularis


18Eggs are passed in sputum in case of infection with:

A.      Clonorchis sinensis

B.      Ascaris lumbricoides

C.      Strongyloides stercoralis

D.     Paragonimus westermani


19Schaffner’s dots in the red cells are seen in infection with:

A.      Plasmodium vivax

B.      Plasmodium falciparum

C.      Plasmodium malariae

D.     Plasmodium ovale


20By modified acid-fast staining, oocysts of cryptosporidium parvum appear;

A.      Red

B.      Green

C.      Blue

D.     Yellow




29Bachman’s test is done to diagnose infection with:

A.     Schistosoma japonicum

B.      Trichinella spiralis

C.      Trichuris trichiura

D.     Ancylostoma duodenale


30Disseminated systemic infection in AIDS patients is seen with:

A.       Ancylostoma duodenale

B.      Dracunculus medinensis

C.      Strongyloides stercoralis

D.     Trichinella spiralis


31Tail-tip contains 1 nucleus in case of microfilariae of:

A.      Wuchereria bancrofti

B.      Brugia malayi

C.      Loa loa

D.     Onchocerca volvulus


32Diethylcarbamazine provocation test is done to:

A.     Test sensitivity of microfilariae to the drug.

B.      Test hypersensitivity reaction to the drug

C.      Make a peripheral blood  film for diagnosis

D.     To induce the production of antibodies for serology.

33River blindness is the name given to disease caused by:

A.      Loa loa

B.      Onchocerca volvulus

C.      Toxoplasma gondii

D.     Acanthamoeba culbertsoni

34Fugitive or Calabar swellings are seen in infection with:

A.     Onchocerca volvulus

B.      Loa loa

C.      Wuchereria bancrofti

D.     Brugia timori