The Cell: Structure & Function


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Which of the following parts of a cell is the control center that contains DNA?

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1. Select the gel-like substance that contains the organelles in a cell.

2. Mitochondria are the organelles that produce energy for the cell. The amount of mitochondria in a given type of cell depends on its function. Which of the following cells would you expect to have the highest amount of mitochondria?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the structure and function of a cell. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the 'control center' of a cell as well as identifying the place within a cell where organelles can be found.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Control center of a cell where the DNA is contained
  • Location of organelles within a cell
  • Organelle that can be described as a cell's power plant
  • Protein making organelles found on rough ER
  • Organelle that functions as a cell's detoxification center

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the structure and function of a cell
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding cell organelles and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the part of a cell that acts as its detoxification center
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the location of organelles within a cell and the organelle that can be described as a cell's power plant

Additional Learning

You should make sure to also read the corresponding lesson on Structure & Function of a Cell. This lesson explores these objectives:

  • Identify the following parts of a cell: plasma membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm
  • Tell where organelles are found within a cell
  • Relate the names and functions of at least three cell organelles
  • Differentiate between smooth and rough ER
  • Describe the function of ribosomes found in rough endoplasmic reticulum