Coronavirus (COVID - 19) QUIZ, Trivia, Questions and Answers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Quiz Questions and Answers. These questions may asked in upcoming Govt. Competitve Exams. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Coronavirus Overview

Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

How Coronavirus Spreads?

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

  1. Air by Cough or Sneezing
  2. Personal Contact (Like: Hug, Hand Shake, etc)
  3. Contaminated Objects (Like: Milk Packets, Raw Vegitables & Fruits, Newspapers, Currency Notes & Coins, etc)
  4. Mass Geathering

People of all ages CAN be infected by the coronavirus. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthmadiabetesheart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

Coronavirus Symptoms

People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.

  1. Dry Cough
  2. High fever
  3. Sore Throat
  4. Difficullt in Breathing

Coronavirus Preventions

There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:


  1. Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
  2. Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
  3. Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
  4. Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell


  1. Do not have contact with anyone who has symptoms.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your hand.
  3. Do not visit your GP’s surgery, a pharmacy or hospital if you still have coronavirus symptoms after seven days.
  4. Do not share towels or a bed with those deemed vulnerable if you have the symptoms and live in the same home.
  5. Do not visit your mother on Mother’s Day if she is older or vulnerable. Call her instead.

Disclaimer: The information in this quiz may not be regularly updated. Please review information on the CDC website and in Medscape's novel coronavirus resource center. Click Here

1. MERS has four special characteristics and here we have one exception - which is it?
[A] Spread by faecal oral route
[B] Aerosol droplet transmission
[C] Reservoir in bats
[D] A conduit to humans via camels
2. SARS is described as a zoonotic virus - what does this mean?
[A] Such viruses are confined to animals
[B] They do not cause disease in humans
[C] They emerge from animals to cross the species barrier infrequently
[D] They cause pandemics
3. Describe the coronavirus structure.
[A] Club shaped glycoprotein spikes protrude through a lipid bilayer
[B] An icosahedral structure with an envelope
[C] An icosahedral large pleomorphic virus
[D] Large regimented barrel shaped virus
4. Which of the following coronaviruses has caused thousands of deaths around the world as an 'emergent' virus?
[C] OC43
[D] HKU1
5. Which of the following is an unusual feature of the replication cycle in coronaviruses?
[A] The RNAs all terminate in a common 3ยด and produce nested set transcripts
[B] They take advantage of recombination with the long RNA genome
[C] They are not highly mutable
[D] They use capped cellular mRNA's
6. What are the precautions that need to be taken to protect from the coronavirus?
[A] Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing.
[B] Add more garlic into your diet.
[C] Visit your doctor for antibiotics treatment
[D] Wash your hands after every hour.
7. From where coronavirus got its name?
[A] Due to their crown-like projections.
[B] Due to their leaf-like projections.
[C] Due to their surface structure of bricks.
[D] None of the above
8. Mild Symptoms of Novel coronavirus are:
[A] Fever
[B] Cough
[C] Shortness of breath
[D] All the above
9. Which of the following diseases are related to coronavirus?
[C] Both A and B
[D] Neither A nor B
10. The first case of novel coronavirus was identified in .....
[A] Beijing
[B] Shanghai
[C] Wuhan, Hubei
[D] Tianjin
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