This unit test / final assessment on viruses and bacteria is an editable test bank of questions that will allow you to make the perfect unit test for your life science or biology students in grades 8 - 12.
There are 106 questions of varying formats on the test : Fill in the blank, matching, multiple choice and short answer. All answers are included.
This unit test covers the following information:
- What is a virus? Includes definitions and the work of two scientists: Beijerinck and Stanley.
- Characteristics of Viruses
- Students will label a diagram of a virus and define each structure.
- Parts of a virus: capsid, nucleic acid, host specificity.
- Viruses: Living or Nonliving? Covers both living and nonliving characteristics of viruses.
- Viral reproduction: How do they do it? Includes lytic and lysogenic cycles. Students will label a diagram of the lytic cycle.
- Comparison of Viruses and Cells
- Viral Diseases
- Viroids and Prions
- Characteristics of Bacteria
- Classification of Prokaryotes: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria
- Archaebacteria: Characteristics, methanogens, halophiles, and thermoacidophiles.
- Structure of a bacterial cell: Students will label a diagram of a bacterial cell.
- How do bacteria obtain energy? Discussion of heterotrophs, autotrophs, parasites, saprophytes, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, obligate aerobes, obligate anaerobes, and facultative anaerobes.
- Growth and reproduction of bacteria: requirements for growth, binary fission, conjugation, endospore formation
- The importance of bacteria: Role of decomposers, nitrogen fixation, human uses of bacteria.
- Bacterial diseases in humans: Ways bacteria cause disease, pathogens, vaccines, antibiotics.
- Symbiotic relationships: mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism is discussed.
The test is in "word" format so that you can make changes to better suit your needs. You will also receive a pdf version. Your download will consist of a test that is ready to be copied and passed out to your students.
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