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Cells Quiz - Graduate Level Questions

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Question 1 : Which of the following are true statements about SPITZing?

A. It is when cells swim incredibly fast.
B. It is the signal for glial cells to survive.
C. It is a nerve cell’s release of a chemical messenger.
D. It might offer a clue about diseases resulting from premature death of cells.
E. It helps cell move.

Question 2 : Stem cells come in two varieties.

A. True
B. False

Question 3 : Name the enzyme that can extend a cell’s life, by subverting the "normal" aging process in which telomeres shorten with each division of a cell?

A. Thyme
B. Adenosine triphosphate
C. Telophase
D. Telomerase

Question 4 : Place these events in the order of their occurrence.

A. Discovery of the light microscope
B. Identification of large organelles, such as the nucleus, Golgi, and mitochondria
C. Discovery of the electron microscope
D. Discovery of dyes called quantum dots

Question 5 : Download QuickTime movie and match the human organelles with their descriptions.
Note : After the movie begins, click on the lower left button to stop the motion and take a closer look at the organelles. You can resume playing it by clicking on the arrow in the lower left corner. You may need to download the free QuickTime player to view the movie.

A. Vesicles 1. Long, curved strands of blue, green, and purple (backwards J-shaped "rivers" in the center)
B. Golgi compartments 2. Orange dots concentrated in the upper left
C. Mitochondria 3. Dark green blobs
D. Ribosomes 4. Tiny, white balloons and larger blue spheres
A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4
A-4, B-1, C-3, D-2
A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4
A-3, B-2, C-1, D-2

Answers to the Cells - Graduate level quiz

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