How a Cell Recognizes an Injury


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Apoptosis is also known as _____

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1. Which of the following statements explains Necrosis?

2. A tumor suppressor protein involved in signaling a cell to commit suicide is called _____.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what cells do when they are injured and the differences between apoptosis and necrosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Apoptosis
  • Necrosis
  • Tumor suppressor protein
  • Cells that cannot undergo apoptosis and aren't damaged enough to undergo necrosis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding how cells die in the human body and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as necrosis and apoptosis

Additional Learning

To learn more about apoptosis and necrosis, review the lesson titled How a Cell Recognizes and Injury. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify how injuries are recognized
  • Distinguish differences between necrosis and apoptosis
  • Review what happens when a cell sends a signal that it needs to be killed