Cell Biology Quiz

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Question #1-1 Paper 1 Difficulty: Easy

The diagram is a model of one type of membrane protein function.

What is this type of membrane protein function?

A. Enzymatic activity
B. Active/Passive transport
C. Cell-to-cell recognition
D. Anchorage/Attachment

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Question #1-2 Paper 2 Difficulty: Medium

A. Compare plant and animal cells.

B. Describe the structure and function of chloroplasts.

C. Outline the cellular components of a prokaryotic cell.

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Question #1-3 Paper 1 Difficulty: Medium

The image shows a red blood cell that has been placed in a solution.

What type of solution is surrounding the red blood cell?
A. Hypertonic
B. Isotonic
C. Hypotonic
D. Osmotic

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Question #1-4 Paper 1 Difficulty: Medium

There are four main types of stem cells present at various stages of human development, which type describes mulitpotent cells?

A. Mulitpotent cells form any cell type, as well as extra-embryonic (placental) tissue (e.g. zygote)
B. Mulitpotent cells form any cell type (e.g. embryonic stem cells)
C. Mulitpotent cells can differentiate into a number of closely related cell types (e.g. haematopoeitic adult stem cells)
D. Mulitpotent cells can not differentiate, but are capable of self renewal (e.g. progenitor cells, muscle stem cells)

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Question #1-5 Paper 2 Difficulty: Hard

The cell cycle is an ordered set of events which culminates in the division of a cell into two daughter cells. It can be roughly divided into two main phases: Interphase and M-Phase.

A. Briefly describe the three distinct stages of interphase.

B. Briefly describe the two distinct stages of M-phase.

C. i) Draw and describe the anaphase stage.
ii) Draw and describe the metaphase stage.

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