Cell Theory Quiz: Test Your Knowledge!

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What are your thoughts on cell theory? In biology, cell theory is the historical scientific theory that living organisms are made up of cells, and all cells occur from pre-existing cells. Cells are the fundamental component of structure in all organisms, and they are the basic unit of reproduction. The action of an life form depends on the total activity in independent cells. This quiz will be helpful to you. Don’t forget to take your certificate upon completion of the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The 3 scientists most responsible for the development of Cell Theory are:
    • A. 

      Robert Hook, Albert Einstein, Carolus Linnaeus

    • B. 

      Theodor Schwann, Matthias Schleiden, and Rudolf Virchow

    • C. 

      Robert Hooke, Rudolf Virchow, Teresa Engebretsen

    • D. 

      Theodor Schwann, Rudolf Virchow and Robert Hooke

  • 2. 
    All living things share 6 common characteristics.  This means that
    • A. 

      All living things must exhibit most of these characteristics.

    • B. 

      All living things exhibit at least one of these characteristics at all times.

    • C. 

      All living things pitch in to help each other so that no one goes without.

    • D. 

      All living things exhibit all 6 characteristics, or they are not considered living things.

  • 3. 
    What do we mean by "cellular organization"?
    • A. 

      The Cell Theory organizes how we think about living things.

    • B. 

      Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things because all living things are composed of cells.

    • C. 

      There is a hierarchy in the importance of cells in a living thing.

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 4. 
    Check all that are true about multicellular organisms.
    • A. 

      They are composed of more than one cell.

    • B. 

      They are composed on only one cell.

    • C. 

      They usually have cells that are organized into tissue, organs, and organ systems.

    • D. 

      Cells in multicellular organisms all perform the same function.

    • E. 

      Cells in multicellular organisms may perform very different functions.

  • 5. 
    Some organisms are composed of only one cell.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Some organisms are composed of many cells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is the most important chemical for life?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Sodium chloride

    • D. 

      Helium

  • 8. 
    Water is the only chemical found in all living cells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    When we talk about an organisms ability to use energy to perform its daily functions, we are talking about the organism's
    • A. 

      Psyche

    • B. 

      Metabolism

    • C. 

      Ability to reproduce

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are part of the Cell Theory? 
    • A. 

      Cells are made primarily of water.

    • B. 

      All organisms are made up of one or more cells.

    • C. 

      The cell is the basic unit of structure and function of living things because all life functions occur within cells.

    • D. 

      All cells come from pre-existing cells.

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