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Cell Theory

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  • Q1
    Who was the first person to see cells under the microscope and give them a name?
    Theodor Schwann
    Robert Hooke
    Anton van Leeuwenhoek
    Matthias Schleiden
    30s
  • Q2
    He discovered that all plants were made of cells, which contributed to the development of the cell theory:
    Theodor Schwann
    Matthias Schleiden
    Robert Hooke
    Anton van Leeuwenhoek
    30s
  • Q3
    He advanced the cell theory with his conclusion that cells could only come from other cells:
    Francisco Redi
    Theodor Schwann
    Rudolph Virchow
    Luis Pasteur
    30s
  • Q4
    This structure serves as the outer boundary of the eukaryotic cell:
    cytoskeleton
    capsule
    cell membrane
    flagella
    30s
  • Q5
    Unlike eukaryotes, prokaryotes do not have:
    cytoplasm
    a membrane bound nucleus
    cell walls
    DNA
    30s
  • Q6
    Which of the following is NOT one of the main components of the cell theory?
    all living things are made of cells
    cells are the basic unit of life
    cells can only come from other cells
    cells must contain DNA
    30s
  • Q7
    Rudolph Virchow's observations helped to disprove was commonly held belief of the time?
    spontaneous generation
    evolution
    atomic models
    the existence of molecules
    30s
  • Q8
    The word cyto means:
    cell
    dark
    small
    jelly
    30s
  • Q9
    Tiny structures that carry out cell functions are collectively called:
    tissues
    animalcules
    organelles
    ribosomes
    30s
  • Q10
    Which technology was essential for the development of the cell theory?
    antiseptics
    microscopes
    microwaves
    telescopes
    30s
  • Q11
    In Redi's famous experiments on meats, which of the following was the control condition?
    The meat left in an open jar
    The empty jar
    The meat completely sealed from the outside of the jar
    the meat with gauze
    30s
  • Q12
    Which of the following statements about Redi is most accurate
    He was the first scientist to insist that experimental controls were an important part of science
    He used his influence, reputation, and sound experimental design to broadly influence thinking of other scientists
    He was the first to propose that abiogenesis was not likely
    He was privileged and untalented, using his privilege to appear more talented than he was
    30s
  • Q13
    When discussing spontaneous generation and biogenesis, it is important to remember that
    Biogenesis was an accepted concept in ancient Greece.
    These two terms can be used synonymously.
    All of the answers.
    Spontaneous generation was widely accepted until about 150 years ago.
    30s
  • Q14
    The scientist who used the swan-neck flask to demonstrate biogenesis was
    Spallanzani.
    Redi.
    Pasteur.
    Needham.
    30s
  • Q15
    Whose experiments finally discounted the theory of abiogenesis?
    Francesco Redi
    Franz Shultze and Theodor Schwann
    John Needam
    Louis Pasteur
    30s

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