Bacterial Diseases – Old Year Questions

1. Food poisoning is due to –

(a) E. coli
(b) Salmonella bacilli
(c) Pseudomonas
(d) Candida

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


2. Food poisoning (Botulism) is caused by infection of a species of –

(a) Azotobacter
(b) Lactobacillus
(c) Clostridium
(d) Rhizobium

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2013]


3. Botulism is :

(a) Food-borne infection
(b) Food-borne intoxication
(c) Water-borne infection
(d) Water-borne intoxication

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]


4. D.P.T. vaccine is given to protect from

(a) Tetanus, Polio, Plague
(b) T.B., Polio, Diphtheria
(c) Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Tetanus
(d) Diphtheria, Polio, Leprosy

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


5. DPT vaccines are used for –

(a) Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
(b) Polio, diphtheria, T.B.
(c) Tetanus, T.B., polio
(d) T.B., Typhoid, Polio

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


6. The Triple Antigen DPT is given to children to prevent

(a) Diphtheria, Polio, Small Pox
(b) Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus
(c) Small Pox, Pertussis, Tetanus
(d) Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2013]


7. For which one of the following DPT vaccines is not used ?

(a) Diphtheria
(b) Polio
(c) Whooping cough
(d) Tetanus

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


8. The triple antigen is given to a child to prevent :

(a) Polio, smallpox, diphtheria
(b) Diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus
(c) Smallpox, whooping cough, tetanus
(d) Polio, tetanus, whooping cough

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004]
[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


9. What is the importance of using Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines in India?
1. These vaccines are effective against pneumonia as well as meningitis and sepsis.
2. Dependence on antibiotics that are not effective against drug-resistant bacteria can be reduced.
3. These vaccines have no side effects and cause no allergic reactions.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2020]


10. Which of these is not a viral disease?

(a) Measles
(b) Rabies
(c) Polio
(d) Tuberculosis

[U.P. RO/ARO (Mains) 2017]


11. Which one of the following antimicrobial drugs, is suitable for treatment of both tuberculosis and leprosy?

(a) Isoniazid
(b) P-amino salicylic acid
(c) Streptomycin
(d) Rifampicin

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1995]


12. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the disease which causes the death of the largest number of people today is :

(a) AIDS
(b) Tuberculosis
(c) Malaria
(d) Ebola

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1996]


13. Every year 5 lacs of Indians die of a disease. Identify it-

(a) Encephalitis
(b) AIDS
(c) Cancer
(d) Tuberculosis

[40th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1995]


14. Which one of the following diseases is caused by bacteria?

(a) Tuberculosis
(b) Influenza
(c) Polio
(d) Malaria

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


15. Tuberculosis is caused by a –

(a) Bacterium
(b) Virus
(c) Fungus
(d) Protozoan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


16. Which one of the following is NOT correctly matched?

(a) Autoimmune disease – Rheumatoid arthritis
(b) Genetic disease – Tuberculosis
(c) Scabies – Mite
(d) Mental disease – Schizophrenia

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2016]


17. A specific test for detection of tuberculosis is :

(a) Robert’s Test
(b) Widal’s Test
(c) Kahn’s Test
(d) Montoux Test

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Mains) 2015]


18. BCG vaccine is used for the prevention of :

(a) Smallpox
(b) Typhoid
(c) Tuberculosis
(d) Plague
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[66th B.P.S.C. (Pre) (Re. Exam) 2020]


19. BCG vaccine is given in –

(a) Pneumonia
(b) Whooping cough
(c) Tetanus
(d) T.B.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


20. The BCG vaccine must be proculated to a newborn baby within –

(a) 6 months
(b) Seven days
(c) Just after the birth
(d) 48 days

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1991]


21. The disease ‘Tetanus’ is also known as

(a) Gangrene
(b) Shingles
(c) Lock jaw
(d) Whooping cough

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2008]


22. Which one of the following is not caused by infected mosquito bite :

(a) Plague
(b) Yellow fever
(c) Malaria
(d) Dengue

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]


23. Match the following :

A. By air 1. Tetanus
B. By water 2. T.B.
C. By contact 3. Cholera
D. By wound 4. Syphilis

Code :
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 4 1 2 3

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999]


24. Match the following :

A. Plague 1. Affect the intestines
B. Filaria 2. Spreads through flea bites
C. Beri-beri 3. Caused by mosquitoes
D. Typhoid 4. Due to Vitamin ‘B’ deficiency

Code :
(a) 1 1 3 4
(b) 3 4 1 2
(c) 4 1 2 3
(d) 2 3 4 1

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


25. Tooth decay is mostly caused by interaction in the mouth between bacteria and food particles of –

(a) Proteins
(b) Carbohydrates
(c) Fats
(d) Salads

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


26. The reason of dental caries is –

(a) Viral infection
(b) Contaminated water
(c) Bacterial infection
(d) Hereditary reason

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


27. People drinking water from a shallow handpump, are likely to suff er from all of the following diseases except:

(a) Cholera
(b) Typhoid
(c) Jaundice
(d) Fluorosis

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1996]


28. Which of the following is a waterborne disease?

(a) Smallpox
(b) Malaria
(c) Cholera
(d) Tuberculosis

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re. Exam) 2015]


29. Typhoid and cholera are typical examples of –

(a) Infectious diseases
(b) Airborne diseases
(c) Waterborne diseases
(d) None of the above

[56th to 59th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2015]


30. Leprosy is caused by –

(a) Bacteria
(b) Virus
(c) Fungus
(d) Protozoa

[U.P.P.S.C.(GIC) 2010]


31. All of the following diseases are caused by virus except:

(a) Jaundice
(b) Influenza
(c) Mumps
(d) Typhoid

[U.P. Lower Spl. (Pre) 2008]


32. Which one of the following is an antibiotic drug?

(a) Quinine
(b) Sulphaguanidine
(c) Chloramphenicol
(d) Aspirin
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[60th to 62nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2016]


33. Which of the following is a broad-spectrum drug?

(a) Chloramphenicol
(b) Paracetamol
(c) Xylocaine
(d) Chloroprene

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1999]


34. Sulfa drugs are effective against diseases caused by :

(a) Bacteria
(b) Worms
(c) Vitamin def ciency
(d) Glandular upsets

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1996]


35. Which one of the following is a Sulpha Drug?

(a) Penicillin
(b) Streptomycin
(c) Cibazole
(d) Asprin

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


36. Which of the following are the reasons for the
occurrence of multi-drug resistance in microbial
pathogens in India?
1. Genetic predisposition of some people
2. Taking incorrect doses of antibiotics to cure diseases
3. Using antibiotics in livestock farming
4. Multiple chronic diseases in some people
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 3 and 4
(d) 2, 3 and 4

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2019]