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  1. 19) In a paramecium, cell surface integral membrane proteins are synthesized
    A) in the cytoplasm by free ribosomes.
    B) by ribosomes in the nucleus.
    C) by ribosomes bound to the rough endoplasmic reticulum.
    D) by ribosomes in the Golgi vesicles.
    E) by ribosomes bound to the inner surface of the plasma membrane.
  2. 14) An animal cell lacking oligosaccharides on the external surface of its plasma membrane would likely be impaired in which function?
    A) transporting ions against an electrochemical gradient
    B) cell-cell recognition
    C) maintaining fluidity of the phospholipid bilayer
    D) attaching to the cytoskeleton
    E) establishing the diffusion barrier to charged molecules
  3. 27) Which of the following would likely move through the lipid bilayer of a plasma membrane most rapidly?
    A) CO2
    B) an amino acid
    C) glucose
    D) K+
    E) starch
  1. a a
  2. b b
  3. c c

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  1. e
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. b

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  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. 25) Which of the following is a characteristic feature of a carrier protein in a plasma membrane?
    A) It is a peripheral membrane protein.
    B) It exhibits a specificity for a particular type of molecule.
    C) It requires the expenditure of cellular energy to function.
    D) It works against diffusion.
    E) It has few, if any, hydrophobic amino acids.


  3. 46) Proton pumps are used in various ways by members of every domain of organisms: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya. What does this most probably mean?
    A) Proton pumps must have evolved before any living organisms were present on Earth.
    B) Proton gradients across a membrane were used by cells that were the common ancestor of all three domains of life.
    C) The high concentration of protons in the ancient atmosphere must have necessitated a pump mechanism.
    D) Cells of each domain evolved proton pumps independently when oceans became more acidic.
    E) Proton pumps are necessary to all cell membranes.


  4. 47) Several epidemic microbial diseases of earlier centuries incurred high death rates because they resulted in severe dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea. Today they are usually not fatal because we have developed which of the following?
    A) antiviral medications that are efficient and work well with all viruses
    B) antibiotics against the viruses in question
    C) intravenous feeding techniques
    D) medication to prevent blood loss
    E) hydrating drinks that include high concentrations of salts and glucose


  5. 31) Mammalian blood contains the equivalent of 0.15 M NaCl. Seawater contains the equivalent of 0.45 M NaCl. What will happen if red blood cells are transferred to seawater?
    A) Water will leave the cells, causing them to shrivel and collapse.
    B) NaCl will be exported from the red blood cells by facilitated diffusion.
    C) The blood cells will take up water, swell, and eventually burst.
    D) NaCl will passively diffuse into the red blood cells.
    E) The blood cells will expend ATP for active transport of NaCl into the cytoplasm


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