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Eukaryotic Cell
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Eukaryotic Cell Sample Test Questions - Part 1
Eukaryotic Cells 
Review Questions

Free review questions to help students better understand
 Eukaryotic Cells.
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Endomembrane System of a Eukaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz

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3. Lysosomes are a type of organelle in eukaryotes. What do they do?

a. Build protein molecules.
b. Produce energy/ATP for the cell.
c. Contain the cells genetic information.
d. Break down cellular waste.

3. Which is NOT found within the nucleus?

a. cytoplasm b. chromatin c. nucleolus d. DNA e. nucleoplasm

5. The parts and pieces that both eukaryotic cells and prokaryotic cells have in common, include:

#1. ribosomes
#2. cytoplasm
#3. nucleus
#4. mitochondria
#5. cytoskeleton
#6. plasma membrane
#7. endomembrane system

a. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
b. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
c. 1, 2, 5, 6
d. 2, 4, 6
e. 1, 2, 3, 4

6. What is the primary structural difference between rough endoplasmic reticulum and smooth endoplasmic reticulum?

a. The letter "S" and the letter "R"
b. well done dermabrasion
c. the presence or absence of DNA.
d. the presence or absence of ribosomes.

7. Mitochondria are the energy powerhouse of eukaryotic cells.

a. True        b. False

8. What is the external membrane that is the boundary between the inside and outside of the cell?

a. epidermis  
b. nuclear membrane   
c. plasma membrane
d. vesicle membrane
e. endodermis

9. Which structure is not present in all cells?

a. cell wall     b. cell membrane     c. genetic material     d. ribosomes

10. A  difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells is the...

a. lack of chlorophyll in eukaryotes
b. larger size of prokaryotes
c. presence of a cell wall in prokaryotes
d. presence of a nucleus in eukaryotes

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​The following questions, from the Virtual Cell Biology Classroom, are designed to help students better understand this topic. All questions are based on material that can be found on the Eukaryotic Cell Lecture Main Page.

1. If a cell has a plasma membrane, it:

a. is prokaryotic
b. is eukaryotic
c. can be either prokaryotic or eukaryotic
d. none of these have a plasma membrane

2. What is the general name for a membrane bound compartment within the cell?

a. Tim
b. nucleus
c. cytoplamic membrane
d. vesicle

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Image of generic eukaryotic cell. For labeled diagram of same cell, click here
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