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Cells

Cells

Cells: Osmosis Should Work with Textbooks Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Cells? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Which of the following is NOT a reason cells are considered the "basic units of life"?


Cells reproduce.
Cells are complex and organized.
Cells exchange genetic material with each other.
Cells acquire and use energy.
Cells can move.
Q. The plasma membrane performs all of the following functions EXCEPT


blocks water from getting into the cell.
communicates with the external environment.
regulates what gets into and out of the cell.
defines the boundary between life and nonlife.
protects the cell.
Q. Osmosis is a special case of which type of membrane transport?


Diffusion
Active transport
Facilitated diffusion
Passive transport
None of the above.
Q. The function of the cytoskeleton is to


provide structure to the cell.
assist in movement of materials throughout the cytoplasm.
anchor membrane proteins.
help the cell keep its shape.
do all of the above.
Q. All eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells have


a nucleus.
ribosomes.
vesicles.
a cell wall.
flagella.
Q. Your teacher shows you a picture of a cell containing a cell wall. She explains that this cell is capable of carrying out photosynthesis. This cell is most likely


a plant cell.
a bacterial cell.
an animal cell.
either option 1 or 2.
options 1, 2, or 3.
Q. In order to "hijack" a plant cell, nematode enzymes must ultimately infiltrate which cellular structure?


The mitochondrion
The chloroplast
The nucleus
The Golgi body
The endoplasmic reticulum
Q. Generally, prokaryotes are considered "lower organisms" because they


are simpler than eukaryotic cells.
do not have organelles.
are evolutionarily older than eukaryotes.
are options 1, 2, and 3.
…nevermind. Prokaryotes are not actually “lower organisms”! They do different and amazing things and are just as well adapted to their environments as any eukaryote.
Q. Nuclear, chloroplast, and mitochondrial membranes are all similar to each other in what way?


They all share a similar protein to phospholipid ratio.
They are all located near the same place in the cell.
They all have multiple bilayers.
They all regulate the passage of the mRNA.
They all have one lipid layer.
Q. Which of the following is NOT evidence supporting the Theory of Endosymbiosis?


Mitochondria and chloroplasts look like bacteria.
Mitochondria and chloroplasts have their own DNA.
Mitochondria and chloroplasts divide by binary fission.
Mitochondria and chloroplasts are surrounded by multiple membranes.
Options 1 and 2.
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