Cell Biology Self-Assessment

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1. What organelle is referred to as the "cellular power plant"?
 golgi apparatus
 mitochondria
 nucleolus
 ribosomes

2. The organelle responsible for breaking down and digesting worn out organelles is the:
 smooth ER
 vacuole
 mitochondria
 lysosome

3. A membrane enclosed sac that stores or transports substances is the:
 vacuole
 centrioles
 vesicle
 cytoplasm

4. The jellylike interior of the cell is called the:
 vacuole
 cytoplasm
 nucleus
 mitochondria

5. What organelle produces proteins?
 ribosomes
 lysosomes
 centrioles
 endoplasmic reticulum

6. The main function of this organelle is to produce and assemble RNA and proteins.
 golgi apparatus
 nucleus
 nucleolus
 vacuole

7. The part of the cell that is composed of an interconnected network of tubules, vesicles and cisternae is the:
 nucleus
 endoplasmic reticulum
 cytoskeleton
 golgi apparatus

8. The function of this organelle is to process, package and export proteins.
 golgi apparatus
 mitochondria
 nucleus
 endoplamic reticulum

9. Where are ribosomes located?
 on the smooth endoplasmic reticulum
 inside a vesicle
 on the rough endoplasmic reticulum
 inside the nucleolus

10. This organelle is composed of microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules.
 cytoplasm
 mitochondria
 vacuole
 cytoskeleton


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