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  1. 6) The presence of cholesterol in the plasma membranes of some animals
    A) enables the membrane to stay fluid more easily when cell temperature drops.
    B) enables the animal to remove hydrogen atoms from saturated phospholipids.
    C) enables the animal to add hydrogen atoms to unsaturated phospholipids.
    D) makes the membrane less flexible, allowing it to sustain greater pressure from within the cell.
    E) makes the animal more susceptible to circulatory disorders.
  2. 79) Which of the following processes includes all others?
    A) osmosis
    B) diffusion of a solute across a membrane
    C) facilitated diffusion
    D) passive transport
    E) transport of an ion down its electrochemical gradient
  3. 18) The cell membranes of Antarctic ice fish might have which of the following adaptations?
    A) very long chain fatty acids
    B) branched isoprenoid lipids
    C) a high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids
    D) a higher percentage of trans-fatty acids
    E) no cholesterol
  1. a a
  2. b c
  3. c d

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a
  2. a
  3. e
  4. c
  5. e

5 True/False questions

  1. 9) In order for a protein to be an integral membrane protein it would have to be
    A) hydrophilic.
    B) hydrophobic.
    C) amphipathic, with at least one hydrophobic region.
    D) completely covered with phospholipids.
    E) exposed on only one surface of the membrane.


  2. 50) Familial hypercholesterolemia is characterized by which of the following?
    A) defective LDL receptors on the cell membranes
    B) poor attachment of the cholesterol to the extracellular matrix of cells
    C) a poorly formed lipid bilayer that cannot incorporate cholesterol into cell membranes
    D) inhibition of the cholesterol active transport system in red blood cells
    E) a general lack of glycolipids in the blood cell membranes


  3. 35) Which of the following membrane activities require energy from ATP hydrolysis?
    A) facilitated diffusion of chloride ions across the membrane through a chloride channel
    B) movement of water into a cell
    C) Na+ ions moving out of a mammalian cell bathed in physiological saline
    D) movement of glucose molecules into a bacterial cell from a medium containing a higher concentration of glucose than inside the cell
    E) movement of carbon dioxide out of a paramecium


  4. 52) In receptor-mediated endocytosis, receptor molecules initially project to the outside of the cell. Where do they end up after endocytosis?
    A) on the outside of vesicles
    B) on the inside surface of the cell membrane
    C) on the inside surface of the vesicle
    D) on the outer surface of the nucleus
    E) on the ER


  5. 40) The sodium-potassium pump is called an electrogenic pump because it
    A) pumps equal quantities of Na+ and K+ across the membrane.
    B) pumps hydrogen ions out of the cell.
    C) contributes to the membrane potential.
    D) ionizes sodium and potassium atoms.
    E) is used to drive the transport of other molecules against a concentration gradient


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