Other Parasitic Diseases – Old Year Questions

1. The organ affected by malaria is –

(a) Heart
(b) Lungs
(c) Kidney
(d) Spleen

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


2. Carrier of parasite Plasmodium is :

(a) Tick
(b) Mosquito
(c) Fly
(d) Lice

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2010]


3. Which of the following is a carrier of parasite Plasmodium?

(a) Mosquito
(b) Fly
(c) Lice
(d) All of the above

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


4. Malignant malaria is caused by :

(a) Plasmodium vivax
(b) Plasmodium ovale
(c) Plasmodium malariae
(d) Plasmodium falciparum

[R.A.S./ R.T.S. (Pre) 2021]


5. Which one of the following is NOT common between Malaria and Dengue?

(a) Fever
(b) Mosquito bite
(c) Human species
(d) Mosquito species

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1998]


6. Which of the following diseases is caused by protozoa?

(a) Cholera
(b) Diphtheria
(c) Pneumonia
(d) Malaria

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


7. Which disease among these is spread by a protozoa ?

(a) Malaria
(b) Cholera
(c) Jaundice
(d) None of above

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


8. Which statement is not true regarding malaria?

(a) It is a disease caused by insect parasite
(b) It is spread by the mosquitoes
(c) It spreads mostly in swampy region
(d) For its treatment chloroquine is used

[38th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1992]


9. Which of the following parasites is responsible for 65 of the cases of malaria in India ?

(a) P. malariae
(b) P. vivax
(c) P. falciparum
(d) P. ovale

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


10. Who was the scientist who discovered that malaria is caused by plasmodium parasite?

(a) J.G. Mendel
(b) Haeckal
(c) Sir Ronald Ross
(d) Darwin

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


11. The diseases caused by nematodes :

(a) Filaria
(b) Fluorosis
(c) Encephalitis
(d) Leprosy

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


12. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
using the codes given below :
List-I List-II
(Disease) (Organism)
A. Malaria 1. Fungi
B. Poliomyelitis 2. Bacteria
C. Tuberculosis 3. Virus
D. Ringworm 4. Protozoan

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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


13. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
from the codes given below the lists :
List-I List-II
A. Plague 1. Protozoa
B. AIDS 2. Fungus
C. Baldness 3. Virus
D. Malaria 4. Bacteria

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]

Ans. (d) 4 3 2 1

The correctly matched lists are as follows :

Plague Bacteria
AIDS Virus
Baldness Fungus
Malaria Protozoa


14. Sleeping sickness happens due to :

(a) Deficiency of Vitamin-A
(b) Deficiency of calcium in body
(c) Rising of blood pressure
(d) Unicellular animal named Trypanosoma

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]

[Uttarakhand U.P.A/L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


15. Which of the following is NOT mosquito borne disease?

(a) Dengue fever
(b) Filariasis
(c) Sleeping sickness
(d) Malaria

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


16. Due to unsafe drinking water and lack of Sanitation, three main communicable diseases in developing countries are –

(a) Diarrhoea, cancer, gout
(b) Malaria, Acute diarrhoea, Schistosomiasis
(c) Orchociasis, white blindness, arthritis
(d) Rheumatism, Malaria, AIDA

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


17. Leander Paes was forced off the Court of Tennis in 2003 after a problem was detected in his brain. What was the problem ?

(a) A tumour
(b) A haemorrhage
(c) Some spinal fluid
(d) A cyst

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]