Polysaccharide: Definition & Examples


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What is a polysaccharide?

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1. What does a linear polysaccharide do?

2. What is an example of a structural polysaccharide?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help to gauge your understanding of polysaccharides. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include defining what a polysaccharide is as well as understanding its function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to to assess your knowledge of:

  • Defininion and function of a polysaccharide
  • Example of a structural polysaccharide
  • How many monosaccharides make up a polysaccharide
  • The difficulties of breaking structural polysaccharides into monosaccharides

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the polysaccharides lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about structural polysaccharides in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the composition of polysaccharides

Additional Learning

To learn more about polysaccharides, review the lesson titled Polysaccharide: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine polysaccharide starch molecules
  • Describe the formation of polysaccharide structural molecules
  • Define chitin and express how it fits into an understanding of polysaccharides