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Fungi, Molds and Yeasts MCQ Questions & Answers

Fungi, Molds and Yeasts MCQs : This section focuses on the "Fungi, Molds and Yeasts". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Fungi, Molds and Yeasts skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

Slime molds differ from the moldy fungi

A. in their mode of nutrition: phagocytosis for the slime molds; absorptive heterotroph for moldy fungi
B. in that the moldy fungi produce amoeboid or flagellated cells and the slime molds do not
C. Both A and B
D. None of these

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Question 2

The most significant reason why fungi are not in the kingdom Plantae is that fungi

A. are chemoorganotrophic heterotrophs
B. have unicellular and multi-cellular forms
C. are prokaryotes
D. are eukaryotes

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Question 3

Which spore is on a club and results from the fusion of two nuclei from different strains of the same fungi?

A. Ascospore
B. Basidiospore
C. Blastospore
D. Conidiospore

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Question 4

Which of the following does not represent a human disease caused by fungi?

A. Ringworm
B. Cryptococcosis
C. Malaria
D. Jock itch

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Question 5

The amount of peptidoglycan in the cell walls of a mushroom

A. is greater than the amount of chitin in the cell walls of a mushroom
B. is lesser than the amount of chitin in the cell walls of a mushroom
C. is exactly or approximately equal to the amount of chitin in the cell walls of a mushroom
D. None of these

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Question 6

Select the statement that does not apply to the kingdom Fungi

A. The fungi are eukaryotic, multicellular, ingestive heterotrophs
B. Some fungi form beneficial interrelationships with plants
C. The fungal life cycle typically includes a spore stage
D. Certain fungi are natural sources of antibiotic substances

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Question 7

Fungi are important to food webs because

A. they are photoautotrophs
B. they have prokaryotic cell structure
C. they serve as key decomposers of dead organic matter
D. they generate antibiotics that kill competing plants and animals

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Question 8

The fungus responsible for ergotism belongs to which of the following fungal divisions?

A. Deuteromycota
B. Oomycota
C. Zygomycota
D. Ascomycota

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Question 9

The bread mold Rhizopus stolonifer belongs to which of the following fungal divisions?

A. Ascomycota
B. Deuteromycota
C. Oomycota
D. Zygomycota

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Question 10

Saprophytic fungi

A. engulf their food in order to break it down.
B. secure their food from dead organic materials
C. Both A and B
D. None of these

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Question 11

Fungi

A. are photosynthetic
B. are prokaryotic cells
C. have cell walls of peptidoglycan
D. secrete extracellular enzymes to breakdown nutrients

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Question 12

The number of sets of chromosomes in a dikaryotic cell

A. is greater than diploid cell
B. is lesser than diploid cell
C. is equal to diploid cell
D. None of these

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Question 13

Which of these spores are characteristic of the black bread mold Rhizopus?

A. Arthrospore and Ascospore
B. Ascospore and Zygospore
C. Arthrospore and Blastospore
D. Sporangiospore and Zygospore

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Question 14

__________ produce basidiospores

A. Slime molds
B. Dimorphic fungi
C. Club fungi
D. Sac fungi

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Question 15

Fungi in the division Deuteromycota are characterized by the fact that

A. they only reproduce sexually
B. they form sexual spores called deuterospores
C. they are incapable of sexual reproduction
D. a method of sexual reproduction has not been identified

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Question 16

Why are slime molds considered to resemble plants?

A. They can photosynthesize
B. They have cell walls composed largely of cellulose
C. They form a threadlike structure
D. They form structures that resemble leaves

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Question 17

The amount of phagocytosis done by the Plasmodium

A. is greater than by the water mold mycelium
B. is lesser than by the water mold mycelium
C. is equal to by the water mold mycelium
D. None of these

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Question 18

Water molds belong to which division?

A. Ascomycota
B. Basidiomycota
C. Chytridiomycota
D. Oomycota

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Question 19

The evolutionary record suggests that the first occurrence of multicellularity was in the kingdom

A. Monera
B. Protista
C. Fungi
D. Plantae

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Question 20

The fruiting body of a mushroom is called

A. sorocarps
B. basidiocarps
C. ascocarps
D. plasmodiocarps

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Question 21

__________ produce motile sexual and asexual spores

A. Slime molds
B. Dimorphic fungi
C. Club fungi
D. Water molds

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Question 22

Which of the following is correct?

A. All members of Sac fungus are also members of chemo-lithotrophic autotroph, but not all members of chemolithotrophic autotroph are members of Sac fungus.
B. All members of chemolithotrophic autotroph are also members of Sac fungus, but not all members of Sac fungus are members of chemolithotrophic autotroph.
C. All members of Sac fungus are members of chemolithotrophic autotroph, and all members of chemolithotrophic autotroph are members of Sac fungus.
D. None of these

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Question 23

Fungi that lack partitions (septa) are called

A. ahyphae
B. coenocytic
C. yeast
D. conidia

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Question 24

__________ exhibit yeast-like growth at human body temperatures and mold-like growth at room temperature.

A. Dimorphic fungi
B. Black bread molds
C. Sac fungi
D. Water molds

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Question 25

__________ produce ascospores in an ascus

A. Slime molds
B. Dimorphic fungi
C. Club fungi
D. Sac fungi

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