Biology - Cells Quiz

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Study/Review for Intro H. S. Biology study of cell parts and membranes. Includes some active and passive transport information.

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following scientists was not involved in the formation of the cell theory?
    • A. 

      Luis Pasteur

    • B. 

      Robert Hooke

    • C. 

      Anton vanLeeuwenhoek

  • 2. 
    The cell theory says: All living things are made of cells, cells are the basic units of structure and function in living things; and ____________________________.

  • 3. 
    Which type of cell does not have a nucleus?
    • A. 


    • B. 


    • C. 


    • D. 


  • 4. 
    Which combination of organelles below could only be found in a plant cell?
    • A. 

      Nucleus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum

    • B. 

      Ribosomes, centrioles, cytoplasm, cell membrane

    • C. 

      Nucleus, cell membrane, golgi bodies, mitochondria

    • D. 

      Endoplasmic reticulum, chloroplasts, mitochondria, cell wall

  • 5. 
    Which of the following organic compounds is not part of cell membrane?
    • A. 

      Nucleic acids

    • B. 


    • C. 


    • D. 


  • 6. 
    Diffusion is the ____________________ movement of molecules from an area of ___________ concentration to one of _________________.

  • 7. 
     The diffusion of water is also known as ______________________.

  • 8. 
    Three types of passive transport are ______________________, ________________, and ____________________.

  • 9. 
    Active transport bears this name because ___________________________________________________________________________________________.

  • 10. 
    Another word for the process of cell's taking in nutrients by making a vacuole of cell membrane around the nutirent is

  • 11. 
    If you had a cell bathed in a 20% salt water solution, you would expect the water in the cell to
    • A. 

      Go in the cell because the salt would attract it.

    • B. 

      Go out of the cell.

    • C. 

      Do nothing.

  • 12. 
    If you have a beaker of distilled water and a baggie placed in the beaker containing a 40% sugar solution.  The baggie is ____________________ in relation to the beaker.
    • A. 


    • B. 


    • C. 


  • 13. 
    If a hypertonic cell (whose solutes are permeable to the membrane) is in distilled water, what direction would you expect the solutes to travel in relation to the membrane?

  • 14. 
    Using the same scenario as above, what direction would you expect the water to move?

  • 15. 
    Referring to quesition 16, what would happen to the cell?

  • 16. 
    What part of a plant cell keeps it from bursting if the osmotic pressure increases?
    • A. 

      Contractile vacuole

    • B. 


    • C. 

      Cell wall

  • 17. 
    How do most cells in living things prevent changes in osmotic pressure from affecting their shape?
    • A. 

      Contractile vacuoles pump out excess water

    • B. 

      They generally do not come in contact with envrionments very different than that inside the cell

    • C. 

      They have cell walls so the interior and exterior do not come in contact with one another

  • 18. 
    The process by which cells in an organism can develop different ways to perform different tasks is called_______________.

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