Cheat Sheet – CKSF Biology Scholarship Quiz 3

Biology White FrameThe sample biology quiz questions below are from the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation’s High School Biology Scholarship, Quiz 3.  The High School Biology Scholarship is a no essay scholarship (multiple choice quiz) that follows a standard AP Biology syllabus found at the College Board website. Each month there is a new online quiz based on what is commonly covered during that month based on the syllabus.  The quizzes are designed to allow students to compete for scholarship money while reviewing for exams.

Fats, Lipids, Carbohydrates

1 Which of the following terms include all others in the list?
2 There are two ring forms of glucose (alpha and beta) because __________.
3 Which of the following statements concerning unsaturated fats is correct?
4 Carbohydrates are __________.
5 __________ are mostly hydrophobic molecules with diverse functions.
6 Which of the following is not a classification of lipids?


1 Choose the pair of terms that completes this sentence: Catabolism is to anabolism as __________ is to __________.
2 Which of the following metabolic processes can occur without a net influx of energy from some other process
3 Why are some bacteria metabolically active in hot springs?
4 Which metabolic process in bacteria is directly inhibited by the antibiotic penicillin?
5 What is metabolism?
6  What are catabolic pathways?

Cells: Parts and Functions

1 Which of the following is not true of cellulose?
2  Choose the statement that correctly characterizes bound ribosomes
3  Which of the following organelles is least closely associated with the endomembrane system?
4  A certain poison disrupts the cytoskeleton of cells. Which of the following functions would be affected most directly by this drug
5  Which of the following organelles is common to plant and animal cells?
6  Which component is present in a prokaryotic cell?
7  The cytoskeleton senses mechanical disturbance of the extracellular matrix via __________.
8  Which type of cell would probably provide the best opportunity to study lysosomes?
9  Which of the following structure-function pairs is mismatched?
10  Prokaryotic is to _______, as eukaryotic is to animal cells.
11  At the boundary of every cell, the __________ functions as a selective barrier that allows sufficient passage of oxygen, nutrients, and wastes to service the entire volume of the cell.
12  What is the most prominent organelle in an animal cell, in which inherited genes reside in the form of DNA?
13  __________ is a collection of separate structures called chromosomes, which are visible as separate units only in a dividing cell.
14  The nucleus is bordered by a porous envelope consisting of __________ membrane(s).
15  Which organelle is described as a labyrinth of membranes forming flattened sacs and tubes that segregate the contents of the ER from the cytosol?
16  The __________ consists of stacks of flattened sacs that play an active role in the synthesis, refinement, storage, sorting, and secretion of chemical products by the cell.
17  __________ contain mixtures of digestive enzymes that hydrolyze macromolecules.
18  The __________ are the organelles that generate ATP from organic fuels, such as sugar in the process of cellular respiration.
19  What are the nonmembraneous organelles within the cell that form a framework called the cytoskeleton?
20  In plant cells, what is the membrane that surrounds the central vacuole?


1 Which of the following enzymes work on carbohydrates?
2  Which molecule binds to the active site of an enzyme?
3  What is the most effective way to obtain an even faster yield of products in an enzyme solution with substrate?
4  An enzyme accelerates a metabolic reaction by __________.
5  What does hydrolysis of one of ATP’s phosphate bonds release?
6  Which of the following is NOT an example of how enzymes can lower activation energy?


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