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Macromolecules Quiz


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Which macromolecule stores energy, insulates us, and makes up the cell membrane?

A. lipids

B. proteins

C. carbohydrates

D. nucleic acids


When reading the nutrition facts on food packaging total fats is a measure of…

A. Carbohydrate

B. Lipids

C. Water

D. Protein


Enzymes are..

A. nucleic acids 

B. carbohydrates 

C. lipids 

D. proteins 


Is found in the cell membrane as a bilayer.

A. lipids

B. protein

C. nucleic acid

D. carbohydrate


Monosaccharides are monomers of

A. Carbohydrates

B. Lipids

C. Proteins

D. Nucleic Acids


Proteins are made of monomers called ___________

A. Nucleotides

B. Monosaccharides

C. Amino Acids

D. Glycerol and fatty acids


Which is an example of a lipid?

A. Candy

B. Olive Oil

C. DNA

D. Meat


All organic compounds contain the element

A. carbon

B. nitrogen

C. phosphorus

D. sulfur


An example of a carbohydrate would be?

A. pasta

B. T-bone steak

C. chicken leg

D. cheese


A carbohydrate is a macromolecule that is used to…

A. give cells/systems energy.

B. build cell parts.

C. give cells/systems long term energy storage.

D. help cells with chemical processes.


The function of nucleic acids, such as DNA are for building proteins and carrying the ___________ info.

A. genetic

B. disease fighting 

C. bone building 

D. energy


Another name for fats and oils

A. proteins

B. sugar

C. lipids

D. nucleic acids


Waxes, oils and fats are examples of

A. Carbohydrates

B. Lipids

C. Proteins

D. Nucleic Acids


Used for short term (quick) energy.

A. carbohydrates

B. lipids

C. proteins

D. nucleic acids


What is the function of nucleic acids?

A. store genetic information

B. store energy (long-term)

C. store energy (short-term)

D. build skin, hair, nails, muscles


Which group of biomolecules provide quick energy to organisms?

A. proteins

B. carbohydrates

C. lipids

D. nucleic acids


Which are enzymes?

A. simple carbohydrates

B. proteins that speed up chemical reactions

C. lipids that make up the cell membrane

D. a building block of DNA


The word saccharide means:

A. sugar

B. glucose

C. sweetener

D. carbohydrate


Provides long term energy and insulation,

A. lipids

B. carbohydrates

C. nucleic acids

D. proteins


Contains a phosphate, sugar and nitrogen base

A. nucleic acid

B. lipid

C. carbohydrate

D. protein




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