Stem Cell Basics Check-up

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Stem Cell Quizzes & Trivia

After doing a little research, you should be able to answer these questions about stem cells with no problems. If you have trouble, please go back to the webquest resources and gather some more information.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Stem Cells are distinguished by two important characteristics.  The first is the ability to become very specific cell types, such as blood cells or heart cells.  What is the second characteristic?
    • A. 

      They glow under a microscope.

    • B. 

      They can divide endlessly to form new cells.

    • C. 

      They can move to any part of the body.

  • 2. 
    Where do Embryonic Stem Cells come from?
    • A. 

      Magical Stem Cell Fairy

    • B. 

      Umbilical Cord Blood

    • C. 

      Fertilized Human Eggs

  • 3. 
    All Stem Cells have the ability to differentiate.  What does it mean for a cell to differentiate?
    • A. 

      An unspecialized cell acquires the features and abilities of a specialized cell.

    • B. 

      A specialized cell loses its features to become unspecialized.

  • 4. 
    What is another name for a somatic stem cell?
    • A. 

      Embryonic Stem Cell

    • B. 

      Adult Stem Cell

    • C. 

      Differentiated Stem Cell

  • 5. 
    What does pleuripotent mean?
    • A. 

      Something that is extremely powerful and strong.

    • B. 

      A serious, incurable infection.

    • C. 

      Can turn into any cell type.

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