The Endosymbiosis Theory: Evolution of Cells


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What organelles in eukaryotic cells are thought to have originated from prokaryotic cells?

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1. Which of the following best describes an endosymbiont?

2. Cells that are simple and contain no membrane bound organelles are called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the endosymbiosis theory of cell evolution. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include cells and membranes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Describe an endosymbiont
  • Identify different kinds of cells
  • Evidence for the endosymbiosis theory
  • What does endosymbiosis theory explain

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related endosymbiosis theory of cell evolution lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about biology and cell evolution in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the symbiosis and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about simple cells containing no membrane

Additional Learning

To learn more about the endosymbiosis theory of cell evolution, check out the lesson on The Endosymbiosis Theory: Evolution of Cells which covers the following objectives:

  • Define cells
  • Examine evidence for endosymbiosis
  • Understand origin of organelles in eukaryotic cells