Mitochondria: Structure & Function


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1. Which of the following is the nickname given to mitochondria?

2. What are the folds of the inner membrane called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mitochondria play an important role in cellular metabolism and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these organelles. Some things you'll be assessed on include the structure and function of mitochondria.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Cellular processes involving mitochondria
  • Names of mitochondrial contents
  • Role of mitochondria

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related life science lesson
  • Making connections - make connections between mitochondrial structure and function
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify the name of a specific fluid found inside mitochondria

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Mitochondria: Structure & Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cellular respiration and ATP
  • Describe the structure of a mitochondrion
  • Define cristae and matrix as they pertain to mitochondria