Test your knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of cells and their organelles. Focus will be on the animal cell and will include questions on the cell membrane, the endomembrane system and cell communication.

Each of our quizzes contains randomised question, so each attempt will be different! After you submit the answers for each question, hints and feedback are given to explain where you might have gone wrong or why you were right. Take the quiz now and see how much of an expert you are!
 

5 Sample Questions

What organelle is primarily involved in the synthesis of oils, phospholipids, and steroids? 

  • A. Smooth endoplasmic reticulum
  • B. Lysomome
  • C. Ribosome
  • D. Mitochondrion

What are the main structural components of the plasma membrane of some animal cells?

  • A. Phospholipids and proteins
  • B. Phospholipids and cholesterol
  • C. Nucleic acids and proteins
  • D. Carbohydrates and proteins

What is the role of cholesterol in the plasma membrane?

  • A. Maintain fluidity of the membrane when the temperature decreases
  • B. Makes the membrane less flexible so that it can sustain greater pressure from within the cell
  • C. Allows the cell membrane to be solid at room temperature to maintain the shape of the cell
  • D. Enables hydrogen to be added to form saturated cholesterol

What property do integral membrane proteins have in order to be part of the cell membrane?

  • A. They are hydrophobic
  • B. They are hydrophilic
  • C. They are amphipathic
  • D. They are unsaturated

What is the function of cholesterol in cell membranes?

  • A. Block the movement of water
  • B. Regulate fluidity of membranes
  • C. Provides energy for cells
  • D. Controls the temperature of cells

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