Polypeptide: Definition, Formation & Structure


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Two or more of the following are needed to form proteins. What are they?

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1. Protein comes from a Greek word that means which one of the following?

2. A covalent bond is one where which of the following happens?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Polypeptides are part of the building blocks of proteins, essential to cellular function. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you study definitions and the role that polypeptides play in the body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What a protein is
  • The origin of the word protein
  • Defining a covalent bond
  • How many amino acids exist
  • What is found at the ends of a polypeptide

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related polypeptides lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as protein and covalent bond
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about amino acids

Additional Learning

To learn more about polypeptides, review the accompanying lesson on Formation & Structure of Polypeptide. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explaining the importance of proteins and polypeptides
  • Providing the basic structure of proteins
  • Explaining what makes up polypeptides
  • Describing how amino acids bind together