Cells Quiz


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Which scientist was known for stating that all animals are made of cells?

A. Zacharias Janssen

B. Robert Hooke

C. Mathias Schleiden

D. Theodor Schwann


How should we carry a microscope?

A. It doesn’t matter, just as long as it gets to the lab station so I can begin my lab.

B. You should carry the microscope upside-down so that the organism is safe.

C. Grip both of the eyepieces tightly using both hands.

D. One hand carries the arm of the microscope, the other hand supports the base.


What type of cell is usually multicellular?

A. Prokaryotic

B. Eukaryotic


What type of cell has membrane-bound organelles?

A. Prokaryotic

B. Eukaryotic


What part of the cell provides energy the cells need in order to move and divide (the powerhouse of the cell)?

A. Mitochondria

B. Golgi apparatus

C. Endoplasmic Reticulum

D. Nucleus


What does it mean to be multicellular?

A. The organism is made up of many cells.

B. The organism is made up of 1 cell.

C. There are multiple organisms in 1 cell.

D. There are no cells in the organism.


Which of the following is NOT a reason that plant and animal cells are similar?

A. They both have DNA

B. They both have cell membranes

C. They both have cell walls

D. The both are eukaryotic


How are bacteria classified?

A. Color

B. Shape

C. Size

D. How dangerous they are


What is the total magnification of a specimen under a microscope if the eyepiece magnification is 10x and the objective magnification is 4x?

A. 4x

B. 10x

C. 40x

D. 400x


What type of cell is more complex (or complicated)?

A. Prokaryotic

B. Eukaryotic


What type of cell do YOU have?

A. Prokaryotic

B. Eukaryotic


There are 2 main types of cells (Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes). What is an example of a prokaryotic cell?

A. Animal Cells

B. Plant Cells

C. Bacteria

D. Protists


Which scientist is known for coming up with the name “cells” when observing a piece of cork under a microscope?

A. Zacharias Janssen

B. Robert Hooke

C. Mathias Schleiden

D. Rudolph Virchow


What power magnification is typically seen on a high power objective?

A. 4x

B. 10x

C. 40x

D. There is no high power objective


True or False: ALL cells have cell membranes. Plant cells are the only ones to have a cell wall.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


What part of the cell is the storage center for food and water?

A. Mitochondria

B. Chloroplast

C. Vacuole

D. Nucleus


Which scientist is known for inventing the microscope in 1590?

A. Zacharias Janssen

B. Robert Hooke

C. Mathias Schleiden

D. Rudolph Virchow


What type of cell is usually unicellular?

A. Prokaryotic

B. Eukaryotic


What does it mean to be unicellular?

A. The organism has many cells, but of only 1 kind.

B. The organism is made up of many cells.

C. The organism is made up of only 1 cell.

D. The organism isn’t made of cells.


What organelle contains DNA in eukaryotes?

A. Mitochondria

B. Golgi apparatus

C. Vacuole

D. Nucleus


Which scientist is known for stating that all plants are made of cells?

A. Zacharias Janssen

B. Robert Hooke

C. Mathias Schleiden

D. Rudolph Virchow


What power magnification is typically seen on a low power objective?

A. 4x

B. 10x

C. 40x

D. 400x


There are two main types of cells (Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes). What is an example of a Eukaryotic cell?

A. Animal Cells

B. Plant Cells

C. Protists

D. All of the above.


Which of the following is NOT a reason plant and animal cells are different?

A. Plants have a cell wall, animals do not.

B. Plants have chloroplasts, animals do not.

C. Plants have 1 large vacuole, while animal cells have multiple small vacuoles.

D. Animals have a nucleus while plants do not.


What type of cell has a definite, well-defined nucleus?

A. Prokaryotic

B. Eukaryotic




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