Stem Cell Quiz

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Stem Cell Quizzes & Trivia

Take this short quiz, pick only one answer for each question, then see how you did! Three correct answers = You really paid attention in class! Two correct answers = Nice job! One correct answer = Still pretty good! No correct answers = It's okay, you're still learning. Explanations of the answers occur on the results page, Just scroll down after you get your results and certificate of accomplishment. Feel free to contact me with any suggestions, questions or concerns. Jordana Lenon, University of Wisconsin Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine outreach specialist (jlenon AT primate DOT wisc ANOTHER DOT edu)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Because we don't know where they come from naturally in the body.

    • B. 

      Because studying stem cells teaches us about early reproduction, genetics, and disease.

    • C. 

      Because we have growing funding and no restrictions to study stem cells.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    What is an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell)?
    • A. 

      A genetically reprogrammed mature cell that acts just like an embryonic stem cell, but without the need to destroy an embryo.

    • B. 

      A genetically reprogrammed mature cell that acts just like an embryonic stem cell, and will replace the need to study embryonic stem cells.

    • C. 

      A genetically reprogrammed mature cell that acts just like an embryonic stem cell, and will replace the need to study adult, fetal and cord blood cells.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
    Why might someone be against research on iPS cells even though they are not embryonic stem cells?
    • A. 

      They think someone might use any kind of stem cell technology to try to clone a person.

    • B. 

      They think scientists who try to grow body parts out of stem cells to cure disease or injury are playing God.

    • C. 

      They are against studies on animals that are required before studies in people.

    • D. 

      All of the above.