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Plasma Membrane of a Cell: Definition, Function & Structure - Quiz & Worksheet

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The plasma membrane is composed of a _____ bilayer.

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1. Molecules are transported in and out of a cell through

2. The _____ of a phospholipid is hydrophobic.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the function and structure of the plasma membrane. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the type of bilayer the plasma membrane is composed of and the number of molecules that are transported in and out of a cell.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Bilayer comprising the plasma membrane
  • What transports molecules in and out of a cell
  • Part of the phospholipid that is hydrophobic
  • A characteristic of the plasma membrane
  • Definition of hydrophilic

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what transports molecules in and out of the cell and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related plasma membrane lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about part of the phospholipid that is hydrophobic

Additional Learning

To learn more about the skin of a cell, review the corresponding lesson Plasma Membrane of a Cell: Definition, Function & Structure. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe what the plasma membrane is
  • Identify the role of the plasma membrane
  • Understand the main structures of the membrane
  • Explain how the phospholipid bilayer is arranged
  • Appreciate the difference between the two tails of phospholipids
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