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Paramecium is a micro living organism that lives in water. It can reproduce and digest food even if the largest percentage of it is made up of water. How much do you know of this microorganism? Find out more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Tell what each number is on the paramecium.  #1

    • A.

      Cilia

    • B.

      Ectoplasm

    • C.

      Endoplasm

    • D.

      Macronucleus

    • E.

      Micronucleus

    • F.

      Oral groove

    • G.

      Mouth pore

    • H.

      Gullet

    • I.

      Anal pore

    • J.

      Contractile vacuole

    Correct Answer
    E. Micronucleus
    Explanation
    The number #1 on the paramecium represents the micronucleus. The micronucleus is a small, spherical structure found within the paramecium. It contains the genetic material of the organism and is involved in sexual reproduction. Unlike the macronucleus, which controls the day-to-day functions of the cell, the micronucleus is responsible for genetic exchange during conjugation.

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  • 2. 

    Tell what each number is on the paramecium.  #2

    • A.

      Cilia

    • B.

      Ectoplasm

    • C.

      Endoplasm

    • D.

      Macronucleus

    • E.

      Micronucleus

    • F.

      Oral groove

    • G.

      Mouth pore

    • H.

      Gullet

    • I.

      Anal pore

    • J.

      Contractile vacuole

    Correct Answer
    F. Oral groove
    Explanation
    The number 2 on the paramecium represents the oral groove. The oral groove is a depression or groove on the surface of the paramecium that acts as a mouth. It is used for feeding and helps in capturing food particles. The paramecium uses the cilia (hair-like structures) to sweep the food particles into the oral groove and then into the gullet for digestion.

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  • 3. 

    Tell what each number is on the paramecium.  #3

    • A.

      Cilia

    • B.

      Ectoplasm

    • C.

      Endoplasm

    • D.

      Macronucleus

    • E.

      Micronucleus

    • F.

      Oral groove

    • G.

      Mouth pore

    • H.

      Gullet

    • I.

      Anal pore

    • J.

      Contractile vacuole

    Correct Answer
    I. Anal pore
    Explanation
    The number 3 on the paramecium represents the anal pore. The anal pore is an opening in the paramecium's body that is used for the elimination of waste materials. It is responsible for expelling indigestible particles and excess water from the cell.

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  • 4. 

    Tell what each number is on the paramecium.  #4

    • A.

      Cilia

    • B.

      Ectoplasm

    • C.

      Endoplasm

    • D.

      Macronucleus

    • E.

      Micronucleus

    • F.

      Oral groove

    • G.

      Mouth pore

    • H.

      Gullet

    • I.

      Anal pore

    • J.

      Contractile vacuole

    Correct Answer
    H. Gullet
    Explanation
    The number 4 on the paramecium represents the gullet. The gullet is a long, tube-like structure that extends from the oral groove and is responsible for ingesting food particles. It acts as a passageway for food to enter the cell and be transported to the food vacuole for digestion. The gullet plays a crucial role in the feeding process of the paramecium, allowing it to obtain nutrients and energy for survival.

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  • 5. 

    Tell what each number is on the paramecium.  #5

    • A.

      Cilia

    • B.

      Ectoplasm

    • C.

      Endoplasm

    • D.

      Macronucleus

    • E.

      Micronucleus

    • F.

      Oral groove

    • G.

      Mouth pore

    • H.

      Gullet

    • I.

      Anal pore

    • J.

      Contractile vacuole

    Correct Answer
    G. Mouth pore
    Explanation
    The number 5 on the paramecium represents the mouth pore.

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  • 6. 

    Tell what each number is on the paramecium.  #6

    • A.

      Cilia

    • B.

      Ectoplasm

    • C.

      Endoplasm

    • D.

      Macronucleus

    • E.

      Micronucleus

    • F.

      Oral groove

    • G.

      Mouth pore

    • H.

      Gullet

    • I.

      Anal pore

    • J.

      Contractile vacuole

    Correct Answer
    A. Cilia
  • 7. 

    Tell what each number is on the paramecium.  #7

    • A.

      Cilia

    • B.

      Ectoplasm

    • C.

      Endoplasm

    • D.

      Macronucleus

    • E.

      Micronucleus

    • F.

      Oral groove

    • G.

      Mouth pore

    • H.

      Gullet

    • I.

      Anal pore

    • J.

      Contractile vacuole

    Correct Answer
    D. Macronucleus
  • 8. 

    Tell what each number is on the paramecium.  #8

    • A.

      Cilia

    • B.

      Ectoplasm

    • C.

      Endoplasm

    • D.

      Macronucleus

    • E.

      Micronucleus

    • F.

      Oral groove

    • G.

      Mouth pore

    • H.

      Gullet

    • I.

      Anal pore

    • J.

      Contractile vacuole

    Correct Answer
    B. Ectoplasm
  • 9. 

    Tell what each number is on the paramecium.  #9

    • A.

      Cilia

    • B.

      Ectoplasm

    • C.

      Endoplasm

    • D.

      Macronucleus

    • E.

      Micronucleus

    • F.

      Oral groove

    • G.

      Mouth pore

    • H.

      Gullet

    • I.

      Anal pore

    • J.

      Contractile vacuole

    Correct Answer
    J. Contractile vacuole
  • 10. 

    Tell what each number is on the paramecium.  #10

    • A.

      Cilia

    • B.

      Ectoplasm

    • C.

      Endoplasm

    • D.

      Macronucleus

    • E.

      Micronucleus

    • F.

      Oral groove

    • G.

      Mouth pore

    • H.

      Gullet

    • I.

      Anal pore

    • J.

      Contractile vacuole

    Correct Answer
    C. Endoplasm
  • 11. 

    Removes liquid waste

    • A.

      Contractile vacuole

    • B.

      Cilia

    • C.

      Endoplasm

    • D.

      Micronucleus

    Correct Answer
    A. Contractile vacuole
    Explanation
    The contractile vacuole is responsible for removing liquid waste in certain single-celled organisms. It acts as a pump, collecting excess water and waste materials from the cell and then expelling them out of the cell. This process helps maintain the osmotic balance and prevents the cell from bursting due to the accumulation of water. The other options mentioned (cilia, endoplasm, micronucleus) are not directly involved in removing liquid waste.

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  • 12. 

    Inner living liquid

    • A.

      Contractile vacuole

    • B.

      Cilia

    • C.

      Endoplasm

    • D.

      Micronucleus

    Correct Answer
    C. Endoplasm
    Explanation
    Endoplasm is the correct answer because it refers to the inner part of a cell's cytoplasm. The cytoplasm is the jelly-like substance that fills the cell and contains various organelles. The endoplasm is responsible for many cellular functions such as metabolism, protein synthesis, and transportation of molecules. It is distinct from the outer part of the cytoplasm called ectoplasm. The other options, contractile vacuole, cilia, and micronucleus, are different structures or organelles found in certain types of cells, but they are not directly related to the inner part of the cytoplasm.

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  • 13. 

    Mouth opening

    • A.

      Mouthpore

    • B.

      Cilia

    • C.

      Oral groove

    • D.

      Micronucleus

    Correct Answer
    C. Oral groove
    Explanation
    The oral groove is a feature found in certain organisms, such as protozoa, that helps in the ingestion of food. It is a depression or channel located on the surface of the organism, usually near the mouth or oral cavity. The oral groove is lined with cilia, which are tiny hair-like structures that help in creating a current to direct food particles towards the mouth. Once the food particles are in the oral groove, they can be ingested and further processed for digestion. Therefore, the oral groove plays a crucial role in the feeding process of these organisms.

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  • 14. 

    Removes solid waste

    • A.

      Ecotplasm

    • B.

      Contractile vacuole

    • C.

      Macronucleus

    • D.

      Anal pore

    Correct Answer
    D. Anal pore
    Explanation
    The anal pore is responsible for removing solid waste from the organism. It serves as an opening through which waste materials are eliminated from the body. This process helps to maintain the cleanliness and proper functioning of the organism's internal system.

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  • 15. 

    Outer living liquid

    • A.

      Ecotplasm

    • B.

      Contractile vacuole

    • C.

      Macronucleus

    • D.

      Anal pore

    Correct Answer
    A. Ecotplasm
    Explanation
    Ecotplasm refers to the outer living liquid in a cell. It is the region of the cytoplasm that is located just beneath the cell membrane. This region contains various organelles and structures such as the contractile vacuole, macronucleus, and anal pore. Therefore, ecotplasm is the correct answer as it encompasses all the given options and represents the outer living liquid in a cell.

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  • 16. 

    Controls everything except the reproduction

    • A.

      Ecotplasm

    • B.

      Contractile vacuole

    • C.

      Macronucleus

    • D.

      Anal pore

    Correct Answer
    C. Macronucleus
    Explanation
    The macronucleus is responsible for controlling all cellular functions except for reproduction. It plays a crucial role in regulating gene expression, protein synthesis, and overall cell metabolism. The macronucleus contains multiple copies of the genome and is involved in maintaining the cell's normal physiological processes. While other organelles listed, such as the ectoplasm, contractile vacuole, and anal pore, have specific functions within the cell, they do not have the same level of control over cellular functions as the macronucleus.

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  • 17. 

    Becomes a food vacuole

    • A.

      Ecotplasm

    • B.

      Gullet

    • C.

      Cilia

    • D.

      Anal pore

    Correct Answer
    B. Gullet
    Explanation
    The gullet is a structure in certain organisms, such as protozoa, that functions as a temporary food storage area. When food is ingested, it enters the gullet and forms a food vacuole, where it is digested and broken down. The gullet acts as a passageway for food to move from the mouth to the digestive system, allowing for efficient digestion and absorption of nutrients.

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  • 18. 

    Opening to the gullet

    • A.

      Micronucleus

    • B.

      Mouth pore

    • C.

      Cilia

    • D.

      Anal pore

    Correct Answer
    B. Mouth pore
    Explanation
    The mouth pore is the correct answer because it is the opening to the gullet. The gullet is a tube-like structure that connects the mouth to the stomach in certain organisms, such as protozoa. The mouth pore allows food particles to enter the gullet for digestion and further processing. It is an essential part of the feeding process in these organisms.

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  • 19. 

    Used for movement

    • A.

      Micronucleus

    • B.

      Mouth pore

    • C.

      Cilia

    • D.

      Anal pore

    Correct Answer
    C. Cilia
    Explanation
    Cilia are small, hair-like structures found on the surface of many cells. They are used for movement, which is why they are the correct answer for this question. Cilia can beat in a coordinated manner, creating a wave-like motion that allows cells to move or move substances along their surface. In this context, cilia are likely used for movement within the organism or for moving substances across the cell surface.

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  • 20. 

    Controls reproduction (small brain)

    • A.

      Micronucleus

    • B.

      Mouth pore

    • C.

      Macronucleus

    • D.

      Anal pore

    Correct Answer
    A. Micronucleus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is micronucleus. The micronucleus is responsible for controlling reproduction in organisms with small brains. It plays a crucial role in the sexual reproduction process, as it contains the genetic material that is exchanged during conjugation. This genetic exchange allows for genetic diversity and the creation of new individuals.

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