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Cells - The Units of Life

Practice Test
      
  1.What determines which traits an organism will have?  
  a.   DNA  
  b.   the nucleus  
  c.   cytoplasm  
  d.   the mitochondrion  
  Hint    
      
  2.Where does cellular respiration occur?  
  a.   in the vacuole  
  b.   in the lungs  
  c.   in the chloroplasts  
  d.   in the mitochondrion  
  Hint    
      
  3.What part of the cell helps control what enters and leaves the cell?  
  a.   mitochondrion  
  b.   cell membrane  
  c.   nucleus  
  d.   cytoplasm  
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  4.If a group of organs work together to perform a specific job, what are they called?  
  a.   tissue systems  
  b.   an organ system  
  c.   an organism  
  d.   helper organs  
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  5.Which of the following are the smallest organisms on Earth?  
  a.   shrimp  
  b.   mold  
  c.   bacteria  
  d.   algae  
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  6.Which of the following does NOT have organelles?  
  a.   algae  
  b.   fungi  
  c.   bacteria  
  d.   plants  
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  7.Plants, algae, and many bacteria make their own food through the process of __________.  
  a.   photosynthesis  
  b.   digestion  
  c.   metabolism  
  d.   cellular respiration  
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  8.What is the function of a nerve cell?  
  a.   to contract and relax muscles  
  b.   to store fat  
  c.   to form a protective layer for your body  
  d.   to receive and deliver messages  
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  9.Cytoplasm is made mostly of _________.  
  a.   gelatin  
  b.   water  
  c.   vitamins  
  d.   chemicals  
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  10.Which of these is similar in function to a vacuole?  
  a.   a wall  
  b.   an electric circuit  
  c.   a bakery manager  
  d.   a closet  
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  11.What type of instrument is used to look at cells?  
  a.   microscope  
  b.   binoculars  
  c.   telescope  
  d.   glasses  
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  12.Put the level of organization in order from smallest to largest.  
  a.   cells, organs, tissues, and organ systems  
  b.   cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems  
  c.   organ system, organs, tissues, and cells  
  d.   organs, tissues, cells, and organ system  
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  13.Blood is considered a(n) __________.  
  a.   organ system  
  b.   tissue  
  c.   cell  
  d.   organ  
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  14.What is the smallest unit of life in all living things called?  
  a.   a molecule  
  b.   a cell  
  c.   an atom  
  d.   bacteria  
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  15.Cells that form a system through which water, food, and other materials move in a plant are __________.  
  a.   round  
  b.   block shaped  
  c.   brick shaped  
  d.   long and tubelike  
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  16.Where is the hereditary material located in the cell?  
  a.   the vacuole  
  b.   the nucleus  
  c.   the cell membrane  
  d.   the mitochondrion  
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  17.Chloroplasts capture energy from the __________ to make food.  
  a.   stored sugar  
  b.   Sun  
  c.   Moon  
  d.   soil  
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  18.Which two structures do plant cells have that animal cells do not have?  
  a.   chloroplasts and a cell wall  
  b.   cell membrane and a nucleus  
  c.   vacuoles and chloroplasts  
  d.   chromosomes and chlorophyll  
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  19.Which of the following is an organ?  
  a.   stomach  
  b.   muscle tissue  
  c.   blood tissue  
  d.   nerve tissue  
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  20.What object did Robert Hooke first observe cells in?  
  a.   a leaf  
  b.   a bacterium  
  c.   a cork  
  d.   a muscle  
  Hint    

 
   
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