Prokaryotic Cells

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Prokaryote Quizzes & Trivia

Prokaryotic cells are unicellular organisms that lack a membrane-bound nucleus, mitochondria, or any other membrane-bound organelle. They are divided into two domains; Archaea and Bacteria. What do you know about this particular organism? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which structure is found in all prokaryotic cells?
    • A. 

      Flagella

    • B. 

      Ribosomes

    • C. 

      Mitochondria

    • D. 

      Vacuoles

  • 2. 
    Which characteristic applies to all prokaryotic cells?
    • A. 

      They have nucleus

    • B. 

      They have mitochondria

    • C. 

      They have chlorophyll

    • D. 

      They have ribosomes

  • 3. 
    Which of these cell features is absent in bacterial cells?
    • A. 

      Plasma membrane

    • B. 

      DNA

    • C. 

      Nucleiod

    • D. 

      Nucleus

  • 4. 
    Which prokaryotic cell is correctly matched with its morphology (shape)?
    • A. 

      Spirillum, is spherical

    • B. 

      Bacillus, is spherical

    • C. 

      Coccus, has one or more twists like a spiral

    • D. 

      Bacillus, is shaped like a small rod or staff

  • 5. 
    The cell wall of bacteria is _____.
    • A. 

      Made of cellulose

    • B. 

      Made of peptidoglycan

    • C. 

      Inside the plasma membrane

    • D. 

      Present in all bacterial species

  • 6. 
    Gram staining _____.
    • A. 

      turns Gram-positive species pink

    • B. 

      Turns Gram-negative species purple

    • C. 

      Turns Gram-positive species purple

    • D. 

      Requires three steps: exposure of the bacteria to purple dye, then iodine, and finally an alcohol wash

  • 7. 
    Photoheterotrophic prokaryotes _____.
    • A. 

      Get energy from the sun and use organic compounds as their carbon source

    • B. 

      Get nutrients from a living host

    • C. 

      Get carbon from carbon dioxide, and energy from oxidizing compounds such as iron or sulfur

    • D. 

      Are self-feeders who make their own food by photosynthesis