Is Macromolecules Your Forte? Find Out With This Quiz!

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A macromolecule is a very large molecule that is built from smaller organic molecules held up together by covalent bonds. Is Macromolecules your forte, do you know how they are formed and broken down? Find out with this quiz, have fun and feel free to take it up to twice!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Polymers of polysaccharides, fats and proteins are all synthesized from monomers by
    • A. 

      Connecting monosaccharides together

    • B. 

      The addition of water to each monomer

    • C. 

      The removal of water

    • D. 

      Ionic bonding of monomers

    • E. 

      The formation of disulfide bridges between monomers

  • 2. 
    Carbohydrates normally function in animals as 
    • A. 

      The functional units of lipids

    • B. 

      Enzymes int he regulation of metabolic processes

    • C. 

      A component of triglycerides

    • D. 

      Energy storage moleucules

    • E. 

      Sites of protein synthesis

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is true of saturated fatty acids? 
    • A. 

      They are the most common fatty acid in corn oil

    • B. 

      They have double bonds between the carbon atoms of the fatty acids

    • C. 

      They have a higher ratio of hydrogen to carbon than unsaturated fatty acids

    • D. 

      They are usually liquids at room temperature

    • E. 

      They are usually produced by plants

  • 4. 
    Which type of phospholipid is most important in biological membranes?      
    • A. 

      Fat

    • B. 

      Wax

    • C. 

      Phospholipid

    • D. 

      Oil

    • E. 

      Triglyceride

  • 5. 
    The 20 different amino acids have different chemical properties because of different 
    • A. 

      Carboxyl groups

    • B. 

      Amino groups

    • C. 

      Side chain (R groups)

    • D. 

      Tertiary structure

    • E. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 6. 
    A change in a protein's three dimensional shape due to disruption of hydrogen bonds, disulfide bridges and ionic bonds is called 
    • A. 

      Hydrolysis

    • B. 

      Stabilization

    • C. 

      Destabilization

    • D. 

      Renaturation

    • E. 

      Denaturation

  • 7. 
     The major function of RNA is to
    • A. 

      Transmit genetic information to offspring

    • B. 

      Function in the synthesis of proteins

    • C. 

      Make a copy of itself

    • D. 

      Act as a pattern to form DNA

    • E. 

      Form the genes of an organism

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describes a nucleotide? 
    • A. 

      A nitrogen base with a phosphate group

    • B. 

      A nitrogen base and a five carbon sugar

    • C. 

      A nitrogen base, a phosphate group and a five carbon sugar

    • D. 

      A five carbon sugar and adenine or uracil

    • E. 

      A five carbon sugar and pyrine or pyrimidine

  • 9. 
    The difference between the sugar in DNA and the sugar in RNA is that the sugar in DNA 
    • A. 

      Contains less oxygen

    • B. 

      Contains adenine

    • C. 

      Has a six carbon ring and nitrogen atoms

    • D. 

      Can attach to phosphate unlike RNA

    • E. 

      Is a six carbon sugar, where RNA is a five carbon

  • 10. 
    In a double helix structure of nucleic acids, cytosine forms a hydrogen bond with 
    • A. 

      Deoxyribose

    • B. 

      Ribose

    • C. 

      Adenine

    • D. 

      Thymine

    • E. 

      Guanine

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