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Unit 3 The Cell: Practice Quiz 1

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This quiz will help you practice and learn information needed to succeed in Unit 3 of the MCPS biology course.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Single-celled organisms, like the paramecium, are commonly referred to as ____________organisms.
    • A. 

      Monocellular

    • B. 

      Polycellular

    • C. 

      Probiotic

    • D. 

      Unicellular

  • 2. 
    Cells, such as bacteria cells, which lack a membrane-covered nucleus and have few organelles, are called ________________.
    • A. 

      Chloroplasts

    • B. 

      Probiotic

    • C. 

      Prokaryotes

    • D. 

      Eukaryotes

  • 3. 
    One feature which distinguishes a plant cell from an animal cell is __________.
    • A. 

      The plant cell has a cell wall

    • B. 

      The animal cell has a cell wall

    • C. 

      The animal cell has a nucleus

    • D. 

      The plant cell has centrioles

  • 4. 
    The cell wall of a plant is composed mainly of ____________.
    • A. 

      DNA

    • B. 

      A carbohydrate

    • C. 

      A thin layer of phospholipid molecules

    • D. 

      Nucleic acids

  • 5. 
    The carbohydrate which make up the cell wall is mainly _______.
    • A. 

      Cellulose

    • B. 

      Glucose

    • C. 

      Fructose

    • D. 

      Disaccharide

  • 6. 
    The plasma membrane is called semipermeable because it ____________.
    • A. 

      Is always moving

    • B. 

      Very strong

    • C. 

      Allows only certain things to pass through it

    • D. 

      Is easily dissolved by water

  • 7. 
    The process in which energy is released for use by the cell is called ______.(Be careful!!)
    • A. 

      The mitochondrion

    • B. 

      Respiration

    • C. 

      The chloroplast

    • D. 

      Photosynthesis

  • 8. 
    The term used to refer to the many parts of a cell is ___________.
    • A. 

      Nucleus

    • B. 

      DNA

    • C. 

      Ribosome

    • D. 

      Organelle

  • 9. 
    The main ingredient in cytoplasm is __________.
    • A. 

      Protein

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      DNA

    • D. 

      RNA

  • 10. 
    The control center of the cell is the _________.
    • A. 

      Cytoskeleton

    • B. 

      Microtubule

    • C. 

      Nucleus