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Cells: The Building Blocks of Life Study Questions
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Matter is divided into what two broad categories?
Inanimate and Animate
Name one main characteristic of a living cell.
They can reproduce
The process of maintaining stability within a cell is called _______________.
What is the fundamental unit of all living matter?
Our body is made up of;
Name the four kinds of cells withing the human body.
What are the two major types of cells?
Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic
________________ are cells that contain no distinct nucleus within the cell membrane.
________________ have a well defined nucleus, as well as organelles located within the cell membrane.
the nucleus of a cell acts as its ______________.
What are the molecules within the nucleus that are important in cell reproduction?
What separates the nucleus from the cytoplasm and controls the movement of the material in and out of the nucleus?
The ______________ is located outside of the nucleus membrane and is the site of many chemical reactions.
Within the cytoplasm are many structures called _____________ that carry out specific tasks.
The endoplasmic reticulum is a system of tube-like structures that transport materials within a cell. True or False?
Where are proteins manufactured?
Vacuoles are fluid-filled spaces used to store ___________ and ____________ within the cell.
____________ contain chemicals that help digest food within the cell.
Cytoplasm are thin, hollow rods that provide support and shape to cells. True or False?
Where is cilia mostly found within the human body?
on the outside of cells
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