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BIO 101 Exam 3

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Question 1


When an intestinal cell ingests substances inside very small vesicles that can only be seen with an electron microscope, this is

Select one:

a. pinocytosis.

b. phagocytosis.

c. exocytosis.

d. active transport.

e. diffusion.


Question 2


Radioactive isotopes are used to tag proteins in the cell membranes of mouse cells. These cells are then fused with human cells in cultures. What is the likely consequence of the tagged mouse proteins?

Select one:

a. The tagged proteins remain in the mouse cells and keep their position on the membrane.

b. The tagged proteins remain in mouse cells but move anywhere across the mouse cell membrane.

c. The tagged proteins drift across cell membranes and are soon found dispersed across both human and mouse cell membranes.

d. None of these will occur since mouse cell membranes are unlike human cell membranes.

e. None of these will occur since radioactive cells will soon die.


Question 3


If the diploid chromosome number is 16, the chromosome number of each gamete will be

Select one:

a. 4.

b. 8.

c. 12.

d. 16.

e. 32.


Question 4


The nucleolus

Select one:

a. contains RNA and is found in the nucleus.

b. contains DNA and is found in the nucleus.

c. contains RNA and is found in the cytoplasm.

d. contains DNA and is found in the cytoplasm.

e. contains ribosome subunits and is found in the cytoplasm.


Question 5


If the mitochondrion is the result of endosymbiosis, what membrane of the mitochondrion represents the engulfing vesicle?

Select one:

a. the outer mitochondrial membrane

b. vacuole

c. cristae

d. thylakoid membrane

e. grana


Question 6


Which is NOT a correct association? 

Select one:

a. S stage-DNA synthesis

b. M stage-mitosis and cytokinesis

c. interphase-shortest stage of the cell cycle

d. G1
stage-cell grows in size and cell organelles increase in number

e. G2
stage-metabolic preparation for mitosis


Question 7


The only function of apoptosis is to destroy healthy cells when they become damaged or infected.

Select one:




Question 8


During what stage of mitosis does the nuclear envelope disappear and the chromosomes become distinct?

Select one:

a. interphase

b. prophase

c. metaphase

d. anaphase

e. telophase


Question 9


If a particular molecule is brought into the cell by receptor-medicated endocytosis, then changing the receptors will change the molecule that is being transported.

Select one:




Question 10


Microtubules found in spindle fibers are capable of assembling and disassembling.

Select one:




Question 11


Which of these is present in plant, but not animal, cells?

Select one:

a. nucleus

b. centrioles

c. cell membrane

d. Golgi apparatus

e. chloroplasts


Question 12


Which membrane transport process can continue whether the cell is alive or dead?

Select one:

a. sodium/potassium pump

b. pinocytosis

c. phagocytosis

d. exocytosis

e. diffusion


Question 13


Which is true of facilitated transport by carrier proteins?

Select one:

a. Facilitated transport only applies to small and lipid soluble molecules.

b. It is represented by the glucose carrier that can transport hundreds of molecules a second.

c. After a carrier has transported a molecule, it is unable to transport any more.

d. Facilitated transport requires expenditure of chemical energy and is therefore active transport.

e. One carrier protein can carry a variety of different molecules.



During photosynthesis, solar energy is converted to chemical energy by the chloroplasts. The process is represented by: 

Select one:

a. carbohydrate + oxygen ® carbon dioxide + water + energy

b. carbohydrate + carbon dioxide ® oxygen + water + energy

c. solar energy + oxygen + water ® carbohydrate + oxygen

d. solar energy + carbon dioxide + water ® carbohydrate + oxygen

e. solar energy ® carbohydrate + oxygen


Question 15


Which of the following best characterizes apoptosis?

Select one:

a. Apoptosis is bad for an organism.

b. The stages of apoptosis are different in each cell type.

c. Apoptosis happens accidentally to healthy cells.

d. Apoptosis plays a normal role in development and cancer prevention.

e. Apoptosis results in our going from a fertilized egg to trillions of cells.


Question 16


In the emergency room, saline solutions are often run into a person's vein.  The saline solution must be

Select one:

a. 0.1% NaCl

b. 0.5% NaCl

c. 0.75% NaCl

d. 0.9% NaCl

e. 9.0% NaCl


Question 17


During which phase will homologous chromosomes separate?

Select one:

a. Anaphase I

b. Anaphase II

c. Prophase

d. Anaphase

e. Metaphase I


Question 18


Which of the following is a prokaryotic cell?

Select one:

a. plant cell

b. liver cell

c. muscle cell

d. paramecium

e. bacterium


Question 19


The desmosome junctions would pull together more tightly creating an impermeable barrier.

Select one:

a. adhesion junctions

b. gap junctions

c. tight junctions

d. plasmodesmata

e. None of these are found between skin cells.


Question 20


Which eukaryotic organelle is the largest?

Select one:

a. ribosome

b. nucleus

c. cytoskeleton

d. mitochondria

e. Golgi apparatus


Question 21


A differentially permeable membrane separates a molasses solution from distilled water. Over time, the

Select one:

a. molasses will be found in the water.

b. molasses will become more dilute.

c. molasses solution will become more concentrated.

d. molasses will be found in water and it will be more concentrated.

e. solutions will remain the same.


Question 22


Centrioles are necessary to the process of mitosis in all organisms.

Select one:




Question 23


Which is NOT a function of the cytoskeleton?

Select one:

a. maintains a cell's shape

b. anchors organelles in place within a cell

c. allows cell and its organelles to move

d. secretes the calcium for bone tissue

e. allows the formation of pseudopodia


Question 24


Since all organisms carry on cellular respiration, all living cells must contain mitochondria.

Select one:




Question 25



One difference between spermatogenesis and oogenesis is

Select one:

a. spermatogenesis results in three times more cells.

b. spermatogenesis produces polar bodies in an effort to keep nutrients for the one sperm cell.

c. oogenesis produces polar bodies in an effort to keep nutrients for the one egg cell.

d. spermatogenesis results after fertilization.

e. oogensis produces 2 eggs and spermatogenesis produces 4 sperms.



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