Passive & Active Transport in Cells


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If a substance is moving from an area of low concentration to an area of high concentration, then it is moving against what?

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1. Which of the following is described as transport across the cell membrane that does not require energy?

2. What is it called when a substance needs the help of a transport protein to move from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of passive and active transport in the cells. Questions will assess your understanding how a substance can move from an area of low concentration to a high concentrated area as well as a type of passive transport.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • A transport that does not require energy
  • What a substance moves against when going from an area of low concentration to an area of high concentration
  • What transport moves substances against a concentration gradient

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding wha transport moves across a cell membrane without using energy
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the differences between active and passive transport
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as the type of passive transport that moves water

Additional Learning

To learn more about the transport cells, review the corresponding lesson on Passive and Active Transport in Cells. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the two main ways substances get moved through our cells
  • Explain the characteristics of passive transport
  • Describe the difference between active and passive transport
  • Appreciate when a substance will move with or without assistance