WONDER #707: What Is a Parasite?

Question 1 of 3

Tiny organisms that get their food and shelter from other organisms are called what?

  1. parasites
  2. bacteria
  3. viruses
  4. protozoa

Question 2 of 3

Which of these is a parasite that often lives in the hair of its host, according to this Wonder?

  1. giardia
  2. pinworm
  3. head lice
  4. roundworm

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is an example of a parasite that can affect human beings?

  1. giardia
  2. pinworms
  3. head lice
  4. all of the above

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