Cells Quiz Graduate Level


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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 cells move.

Question 2: True or false: 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

A. a, b, c, d
B. d, b, c, a
C. d, a, c, b
D. a, d, b, c

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