What is Yeast? - Definition & Uses


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Yeast belongs to which kingdom?

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1. Yeast is what type of cell?

2. Yeast consumes:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Yeast is a microorganism that is an essential decomposer both inside and outside the body. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of the characteristics of yeast, including fermentation and consumption.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your knowledge in the following areas:

  • Kingdom and cell structure of yeast
  • Byproducts of fermentation
  • Process by which yeast creates carbon dioxide and alcohol
  • Yeast's diet and activation

Skills Practiced

Students taking this quiz will gain practice in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of yeast
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast types of yeast from the lesson, such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the nature and function of yeast

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled What is Yeast? Definition and Uses to learn more about this single-celled fungus. The lesson, together with this companion quiz and worksheet, contains the following objectives:

  • Compare and contrast eukaryotic yeast with prokaryotic bacteria
  • Examine the role of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in the process of fermentation
  • Introduce health problems that can arise from an overgrowth of Candida albicans