Virus Structure

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  • 1. 
    You're looking at a sample from your patient under the microscope. Does your patient have a virus?
    • A. 

      Yes, my patient has a virus

    • B. 

      No, this is a prokaryotic cell

    • C. 

      No, this is a eukaryotic cell

    • D. 

      No, viruses are always made up of cells

  • 2. 
    What viral structure is labeled with box a?
    • A. 

      Protein Coat

    • B. 

      DNA/RNA

    • C. 

      Plasma Membrane

    • D. 

      Surface Markers

  • 3. 
    What is the viral structure labelled b?
    • A. 

      Protein Coat

    • B. 

      DNA/RNA

    • C. 

      Plasma Membrane

    • D. 

      Surface Markers

  • 4. 
    What is the purpose of the structure labelled c?
    • A. 

      To allow food into cell and wastes out of cell

    • B. 

      To protect the virus from harmful cells

    • C. 

      To hold the cell's genetic information

    • D. 

      To attach to host cells

  • 5. 
    Which cell could this virus infect (look at the shape of its surface markers compared to the cell)
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

  • 6. 
    True or False: Viruses are living organisms
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following characteristics of life do viruses have? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      They have genetic material (DNA or RNA)

    • B. 

      They are made up of cells

    • C. 

      They reproduce by themselves

    • D. 

      They can carry out metabolic activities by themselves

  • 8. 
    Scientists have developed a medicine that destroys the cell walls of cells. They have found that this medicine works really well on bacteria. Would it work well on viruses?
    • A. 

      Yes because viruses and bacteria have the same structure

    • B. 

      Yes because viruses and bacteria both make people sick

    • C. 

      No because viruses only have plasma membranes

    • D. 

      No because viruses are not made up of cells and do not have a cell wall

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is a necessary characteristic of life (what do all living things have)?
    • A. 

      All living things are made up of cells

    • B. 

      All living things can move around

    • C. 

      All living things have flagella

    • D. 

      All living things have surface markers

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