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5 Sample Questions

Which monosaccharides in the figure is a C4–epimer of glucose?

  • A. 1
  • B. 2
  • C. 3
  • D. 4

Which of the monosaccharides in the figure is an isomer of glucose and is a ketose?

  • A. 1
  • B. 2
  • C. 3
  • D. 4

What is the dominant form of fructose in solution?

  • A. Linear form
  • B. Pyranose form
  • C. Furanose form
  • D. Both pyranose and furanose form

Glycoproteins that contain N-linkages are formed between an oligosaccharide and a protein with the nitrogen (N) in:

  • A. Asparagine, part of a Asn-X-Ser sequence
  • B. Alanine, part of Ala-X-Thr sequence
  • C. Any asparagine residue
  • D. Any serine residue

The homopolymers of glucose cellulose and glycogen differ in structure because:

  • A. Cellulose contains β–glucose and glycogen contains α–glucose
  • B. Glycogen contains β–glucose and cellulose contains α–glucose
  • C. Cellulose is highly branched giving it high tensile strength
  • D. Glycogen has long, unbranched chains giving it high tensile strength

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