Endoplasmic Reticulum: Definition & Functions


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If a cell was a factory, the endoplasmic reticulum would be equivalent to which one of the following?

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1. Endoplasmic reticulum is a site for the synthesis of which of the following?

2. There are how many different types of endoplasmic reticulum?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is endoplasmic reticulum, and what is its function in a cell? These and other questions in this quiz will assess your knowledge of this organelle with regard to protein, steroid, and carbohydrate synthesis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your comprehension of endoplasmic reticulum, particularly:

  • The different types
  • Rough endoplasmic reticulum
  • The reason it's folded
  • Synthesis in the endoplasmic reticulum

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the function of endoplasmic reticulum
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different types of endoplasmic reticulum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about organelle functions

Additional Learning

Learn more about organelle functions in cells through this lesson called Endoplasmic Reticulum: Definition & Functions. This lesson covers:

  • The definition of endoplasmic reticulum
  • The function of endoplasmic reticulum
  • The different places endoplasmic reticulum can be found