A Quiz On AP Bio For Pros Ch 29 Quiz

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Bacteria have DNA and RNA floating freely in cytoplasm, it has a cell wall and a cell membrane, whereas a virus is simply DNA or RNA enclosed within a coat of protein. Test out what you understood about on these two in chapter 29 by taking up the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these is the best description of a virus?
    • A. 

      A noncellular living organism

    • B. 

      One of the smallest bacteria known

    • C. 

      A member of the kingdom Virusae

    • D. 

      A cell at the boundary between living and nonliving things

    • E. 

      Chemical complexes of RNA or DNA protected by protein

  • 2. 
    The innermost portion of a virus's structure is made up of
    • A. 

      A membranous envelope.

    • B. 

      Both DNA and RNA.

    • C. 

      Either DNA or RNA.

    • D. 

      A protein capsid.

    • E. 

      A protein spore coat.

  • 3. 
    Which statement is true about prokaryotes?
    • A. 

      They contain a nucleus.

    • B. 

      They lack ribosomes.

    • C. 

      They usually lack a cell wall.

    • D. 

      They do not divide by mitosis.

    • E. 

      They contain a single circular DNA molecule as the genetic material.

  • 4. 
    Prokaryotae are now divided into the
    • A. 

      Archaea and cyanobacteria.

    • B. 

      Bacteria and cyanobacteria.

    • C. 

      Photosynthetic bacteria and chemosynthetic bacteria.

    • D. 

      Archaea and bacteria.

    • E. 

      Autotrophs and heterotrophs.

  • 5. 
    A bacteriophage is a virus that attacks only bacteria as its host cells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    An environmental change, such as exposure to ultraviolet light, may cause a lysogenic bacterium to enter a lytic cycle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    One of the most effective ways of controlling a viral disease in animals is to use vaccines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Probably the most important means of gaining new genetic material for prokaryotic evolution is sexual recombination.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A Gram stain will turn a gram-negative cell purple and a gram-positive cell red.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False