Prokaryotic Cells Quiz

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Welcome to this unique "Prokaryotic Cells Quiz" that is going to test your knowledge about prokaryotic cells. 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 with this amazing quiz right here right now. We wish you all the best to you. Have fun!


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. 
    Prokaryotes are organisms made up of cells that lack a cell ______.
    • A. 

      Nucleus

    • B. 

      Cell wall

    • C. 

      Slime layer made of polysaccharide

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    Prokaryotes cells
    • A. 

      Are found in amphibians only

    • B. 

      Are found in reptiles only

    • C. 

      Are found in mammals only

    • D. 

      None of these is true.

  • 5. 
    Plasma membrane
    • A. 

      Regenerates the cell.

    • B. 

      Links the cell's interior to its surrounding environment.

    • C. 

      Separates the cell's interior from its surrounding environment.

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 6. 
    Which of these cell features is absent in bacterial cells?
    • A. 

      Plasma membrane

    • B. 

      DNA

    • C. 

      Nucleoid

    • D. 

      Nucleus

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

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