Self Quiz for Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

Study the material in this section and then write out the answers to these questions.
Do not just click on the answers and write them out. This will not test your understanding of this tutorial.

1. An electron micrograph of a cell shows a rigid cell wall, cytoplasmic membrane, nuclear body without a nuclear membrane, and no endoplasmic reticulum or mitochondria. Explain why it is or is not each of the following.

a. a bacterium (ans)
b. a yeast (ans)
c. a virus (ans)
d. an animal cell (ans)

2. Match the descriptions below with the best type of cellular organization.

_____ no nuclear membrane, circular chromosome of DNA, no mitosis (ans)
_____ capable of endocytosis, sterols in membrane, 80S ribosomes
_____ mitochondria, Golgi apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum
_____ cell wall contains peptidoglycan

A. eukaryotic
B. prokaryotic


3. Multiple Choice (ans)


Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology
The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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