Cell Processes Quiz

Answer these questions in your journal.

  1. What is the point of photosynthesis (why do plants bother)?
  2. What is the chemical formula for photosynthesis?
  3. In what organelle does photosynthesis occur?
  4. What is the point of cellular respiration (why do cells bother)?
  5. What is the chemical formula for cellular respiration?
  6. In what organelle does cellular respiration occur?
  7. Explain why plant cells also use cellular respiration.
  8. Describe a chromosome (composition, location, purpose).
  9. How many chromosomes do your body cells have?
  10. How many chromosomes do your sex cells have?
  11. What is the point of mitosis (why do cells bother)?
  12. Compare and contrast the G1 and G2 phases of the cell cycle.
  13. During the S phase of the cell cycle what is synthesized?
  14. How would you recognize a cell in metaphase?
  15. How would you recognize a cell in anaphase?
  16. Compare and contrast telophase and cytokinesis.
  17. Why are proteins important to your body?
  18. In what organelle is the mRNA created?
  19. List at least five players in protein synthesis.
  20. How does the mRNA and tRNA work together to insure that a protein is made of the correct sequence of amino acids ?