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Prokaryotic Cell 
Practice Test Questions II

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Prokaryotic Cell Practice Test Questions - Part 2
Prokaryotic Cell
Review Questions

Free review questions to help students practice their understanding of Prokaryotic Cells.
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Endomembrane System of a Eukaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz

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2. If I boiled my dinner for a long time and there were still living bacteria in the food after boiling, this would most likely be due to the fact that some of the bacteria in my food could produce ...

a. a capsule
b. a cell wall
c. endospores
d. large populations of bacteria
e. a slime layer

3. Long, thin extensions that allow some bacteria to move about freely in aqueous environments are called …

a. sex pili        b. flagella       c. fimbriae        d. slime layer        e. pylori

4. Endospores are … 

a. a type of bacterial cell
b. a protective structure produced by some bacteria
c. an organelle of a eukaryotic cell
d. the “seed” of a eukaryotic cell
e. one of the four levels of protein structure 

5. Short, fine cell extension that Gram+ bacteria DO NOT have.

a. nucleoid           b. pilli        c. fimbriae            d. plasmid         e. granules

6. Type of glycocalyx that helps bacteria hide from host's immune system.

a. plasma membrane     b. cell wall      c. slime layer     d. capsule     e. tablet

7. Gram-negative bacteria do not have peptidoglycan in their cell walls.

a. true           b. false

8. Which would keep a bacterium from bursting in a hypotonic environment?

a. cell wall    b. glycocalyx   c. plasma membrane  d. protein  e. fimbriae

9. Which structure can help bacteria hide from the immune system of its host?

a. cell wall    b. granule    c. slime layer    d. capsule    e. cytoskeleton

​10. Plasmids are (larger / smaller) than bacterial chromosomes.

a. larger            b. smaller

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1. The yuck mouth that you have in the morning is due to a bacterial biofilm that has resulted from the reproduction of bacteria in your mouth during the night. The part of the bacteria that allows if to form this sticky biofilm is the ...

a. plasma membrane
b. gram negative cell wall
c. saliva
d. glycocalyx
e. granules

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These practice test questions, from the Virtual Cell Biology Classroom, are designed to help students better understand this topic. All questions are based on material that can be found on the Prokaryotic Cell Main Page.
Prokaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz
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For a practice assignment on diagramming a prokaryotic cell click here.
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