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Cell Theory Quiz


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Robert Hooke, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Theodor Schwann, Rudolf Virchow, and Matthias Schliden were all responsible for what theory?

A. The Theory of Gravity

B. The Theory of Relativity

C. The Cell Theory

D. The Theory of Continental Drift


When observing cells, which of the following pieces of equipment is most appropriate?

A. Hand lens

B. Telescope

C. Petri dish

D. Microscope


The basic unit of life is called a (n)

A. atom

B. compound

C. cell

D. energy


Which of the following is NOT one of the basic points of Cell Theory?

A. All living things are made of cells.

B. The cell is the smallest living thing that can perform all the functions of life.

C. Cells are too small to see without a microscope.  

D. All cells must come from pre-existing cells.


Who discovered and named cells while looking at cork?

A. Captain Hook

B. Robert Hooke

C. Matthais Schleiden

D. Rudolf Virchow


The third part of cell theory states: “All cells come from prehistoric cells.”

A. FALSE

B. TRUE

C. Yep

D. Not even close


Robert Hooke named the small compartments that made up the cork __________after the rooms monks lived in.

A. organelles

B. membranes

C. mocroscopes

D. cells


Rocks are not living because

A. they never move

B. they aren’t needed for humans

C. they are not made of cells

D. they don’t break down


Cells are often called “the ____ of life.”

A. bread

B. road map

C. building blocks

D. meaning


All cells come from___________ cells.

A. pregnant

B. pre-existing

C. paternal

D. pin size


Which statement is a part of the cell theory?

A. all cells come from preexisting cells

B. bacteria are prokaryotic cells

C. eukaryotic cells are complex

D. humans are multicellular


A plant and an animal are both living things. According to the Cell Theory, what can you conclude about these two very different organisms?

A. Plants have cells but animals do not.

B. They are both made of one or more cells. 

C. They both come from the same kind of cell.

D. They both come from a non-living organism.


The _______ is the smallest structural and functional unit of a living thing. (this will be matching on the test)

A. cell

B. metabolism

C. nutrition

D. defense


Cell theory states that…

A. cells are the basic building block of life

B. cells are cool

C. cells are microscopic

D. cells cannot be destroyed


What tool do you use to view the cells?

A. metric ruler

B. centrifuge

C. microscope

D. pipette


Why are microscopes important when studying most cells?

A. Most cells are very large.

B. Most cells are very small.  

C. Most cells move very quickly.

D. Most cells are dead.  


The second part of Cell Theory states: “All living organisms are made up of cells.”

A. TRUE

B. FALSE

C. I don’t know

D. If you say so


______________ are the basic unit of life.

A. DNA

B. RNA

C. Cells

D. Takis


The first part of the Cell Theory states: “What happens in Cell Theory, stay in Cell Theory.”

A. TRUE

B. FALSE

C. I don’t know

D. Ummmm




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