Prokaryotic Cell Sample Test Questions  - Part 1
Prokaryotic Cell
Review Questions

Free review questions to help students better understand
 Prokaryotic Cells.
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Endomembrane System of a Eukaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz
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Prokaryotic Cell 
Practice Test Questions I

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3. Prokaryotic cells divide by:

a. mitosis     b. binary fission     c. nuclear fission     d. meiosis     e. halatosis

4. The genome of a prokaryote is called a...

a. nucleus        b. nucleolus        c. nucleosome        d. nucleoid

5. The process of water diffusing into or out of a cell is known as:

a. active transport     b. facilitated diffusion     c. phagocytosis     d. osmosis

6. Peptidoglycan is an important molecule of bacterial cells walls. Which of the following statements regarding peptidoglycan and bacterial cells is NOT true?

a. The peptidoglygan cell wall is thicker in Gram-positive bacteria.
b. The peptidoglycan cell wall is the outermost layer of Gram-negative bacteria.
c. The outermost membrane of gram-negative bacteria contains the endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS).
d. Gram-positive bacteria have a periplasmic space between the cell wall and the plasma membrane.

7. Ribosomes function in protein synthesis in prokaryotic cells.

a. True                 b. False

8. Prokaryotic cells...

a. are more evolutionarily advanced than eukaryotic cells
b. have a nucleus
c. are more evolutionarily primitive and usually larger than eukaryotic cells
d. are more evolutionarily primitive and usually smaller than eukaryotic cells

9. The distinction between a Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterium is based on…

a. the bacterial nucleiod
b. the type of granules it has
c. its cell wall structure
d. the type of nucleus it has
e. the type of glycocalyx it has

10. Prokaryotic cells include _______ and ________.

a. archaea, bacteria
b. bacteria, eukarya
c. bacteria, plants
d. all microbes
e. archaea, animals

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​1. All bacteria are prokaryotes.

a. true              b. false

2. What is the name of 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

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 Prokaryotic Cell Main Page.

Prokaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz
Image of generic prokaryotic cell. 
For labeled diagram of same cell, click here
For a practice assignment on diagramming a prokaryotic cell click here.
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