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  • Q1

    Which of the following BEST describes the function of a microscope?

    It is an optical instrument that can magnify the image of atoms and cells.

    It is a laboratory instrument used in studying the specimens of living things.

    It is a tool that scientists use in conducting experiments.

    It is an instrument that can enlarge the cell.

  • Q2

    Who was the scientist who examined bacteria, blood cells, yeasts, and protozoans using the microscope that he invented?

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek

    Zacharias Janssen 

    Galileo Galilei 

    Robert Hooke

  • Q3

    Which part of the microscope should be manipulated if the Low Power Objective (LPO)  needs to be adjusted?



    Light source

    Coarse adjustment knob

  • Q4

    What is the function of a light source in the compound light microscope?

    It makes the image of the specimen visible.

    It enlarges the size of the specimen.

    It provides illumination to the specimen.

    It magnifies the image of the specimen.

  • Q5

    Which of the following statements is the correct way of preparing a specimen?

    Position the coverslip at an angle to the slide before covering the entire specimen.

    Avoid the contamination of the specimen by covering it with a cover slip.

    Lift the coverslip before covering the specimen. 

    Cover the specimen quickly using a coverslip.


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