Biology Open Midterms Practice Test

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Biology Open Midterms Practice Test - Quiz

Note: This is a really, really, REALLY long test. But it's mostly multiple choice. All short answer questions should be in lowercase letters. If there's more than one answer for the short answer, answer in ____,_____ format. Again, all lowercase.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Create an analogy for the function of a Lysosome. 
  • 2. 
    Develop an analogy for integral proteins.
  • 3. 
    Develop an analogy for cristae.
  • 4. 
    Develop an analogy for Chloroplasts.
  • 5. 
    Develop an analogy for cell walls.
  • 6. 
    Develop an analogy for ribosomes.
  • 7. 
    Why would a cell use phagocytosis as opposed to facilitated diffusion?
  • 8. 
    Why do cells maintain high gradients of sodium and potassium?
  • 9. 
    Define turgor pressure. 
  • 10. 
    Which of the following are not found in plant cells? CIRCLE ALL THAT APPLY
    • A. 

      Mitochondria

    • B. 

      Cell membrane

    • C. 

      Ribosomes

    • D. 

      Endoplasmic reticulum

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Emily is looking at 2 plant cells through her microscope. She forgot to label them, and she can't remember which is the root cell and which is the leaf cell. Which organelle would help her determine which cell is which? 
    • A. 

      Nucleolus

    • B. 

      Chloroplast

    • C. 

      Cell wall

    • D. 

      Vacuole

  • 12. 
    Which of the following helps provide structure for plants and plant cells?
    • A. 

      Cell wall

    • B. 

      Vaculole

    • C. 

      Golgi apparatus

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      Both A and B

  • 13. 
    Where are ribosomes synthesized?
    • A. 

      Golgi apparatus

    • B. 

      Endoplasmic reticulum

    • C. 

      Nucleolus

    • D. 

      Mitochondria

  • 14. 
    What is most like the function of RNA?
    • A. 

      Instruction booklet

    • B. 

      Delivery man or courier

    • C. 

      Hot dog factory

    • D. 

      Man eating a hot dog

  • 15. 
    Small sacs inside the chloroplast that look like junior mints are known as ______.
  • 16. 
    Which of the following best describes the function of a plastid?
    • A. 

      School teacher

    • B. 

      Big belly

    • C. 

      A factory

    • D. 

      A powerhouse

  • 17. 
    The DNA in a cell that is actively working is in the form of 
    • A. 

      Chromosomes

    • B. 

      Nucleoplasm

    • C. 

      Nucleolus

    • D. 

      Chromatin

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Where are the proteins that formed the cytoskeleton formed?
    • A. 

      Microtubules

    • B. 

      Microfilaments

    • C. 

      Rough endoplasmic reticulum

    • D. 

      Free floating ribosomes

  • 19. 
    Kyle has 4 objects sitting in front of him on the lab bench. He wants to be able to demonstrate that he understands the idea of things being semi-permeable. Which of the following things with be semipermeable? Circle all that apply.
    • A. 

      Window screen

    • B. 

      A strainer

    • C. 

      A cell membrane

    • D. 

      An oil filter

  • 20. 
    Movement of particles from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration is known as:
  • 21. 
    The thing being dissolved in a solution is known as a:
  • 22. 
    When the concentration of a substance is the same throughout a solution, then the substance has achieved:
  • 23. 
    What can increase the rate at which diffusion occurs?
  • 24. 
    What is the major component of cell membranes?
  • 25. 
    Proteins created for release outside the cell through the process of exocytosis originated from which organelle?
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