Bi140 Chapter 1: An Introduction To Cell Biology

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Cell Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Cell and molecular biology is _____; that is, it is based on the view that knowledge of the parts of the whole can explain the character of the whole. 
  • 2. 
    Because of their small size, cells can only be observed with the aid of a _____, an instrument that provides a magnified image of a tiny object.
  • 3. 
    The remarkable activity of curved-glass surfaces to bend light and form images was discovered around 20 AD. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The discovery of cells is generally credited to _____.
  • 5. 
    What is the pre-event that lead to Robert Hooke's discovery of cells? 
    • A. 

      Everything was serendipitous, it was by chance that he discovered cells.

    • B. 

      The odd appearance of the cork made him curious about it

    • C. 

      His curiosity how the cork perfectly fit in the cover to stop the air from effusing

    • D. 

      Anton Van Leeuwenhoek sent a letter to him about what he had observed prior.

  • 6. 
    Who concluded that plants were made up of cells?
  • 7. 
    What are the 3 tennets of the cell theory?
    • A. 

      Cells arise from spontaneous generation

    • B. 

      All organisms are composed of one or more cells

    • C. 

      The cell is the structural unit of life

    • D. 

      Cells can arise only by division from a pre-existing cell

  • 8. 
    Who concluded that all organisms are composed of one or more cells and that the cell is the structural unit of life? 
  • 9. 
    Who concluded that cells can arise only from pre-existing cells? 
  • 10. 
    What is the smallest unit of life? 
  • 11. 
    The first human cells to be cultured was the HeLa cells, from whom were these cells gotten? 
  • 12. 
    What does it mean by in vitro? 
    • A. 

      Unnatural

    • B. 

      Outside the womb of the mother

    • C. 

      In culture

    • D. 

      Inside the cell

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Cells are Highly Complex and Organized

    • B. 

      Cells Possess a Genetic Program and the Means to Use it

    • C. 

      Cells need Organic Compounds to Generate Essential Macromolecules

    • D. 

      Cells are dependent to Water, making up more than 70% of the cell

    • E. 

      Cells are Capable of Producing More of Themselves

    • F. 

      Cells Acquire and Utilize Energy

    • G. 

      Cells Carry Out a Variety of Chemical Reactions

    • H. 

      Cells Engage in Mechanical Activities

    • I. 

      Cells Die very Fast and Regenerate very Fast to Make New Cells

    • J. 

      Cells are Able to Respond to Stimuli

    • K. 

      Cells Are Capable of Self-Regulation

    • L. 

      Cells Evolve

  • 14. 
    DNA duplication occurs with an error of less than two mistakes every ten million. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Evolution has moved rather slowly at the levels of biological organization with which scientists are concerned. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Humans and cats have very different anatomical features and different cellular structures. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The human genetic program contains enough information, if converted to words, to fill millions of pages of text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False