Cell Transport Quiz

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Cell Transport Quiz


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1. Osmosis is the movement of _____ across a membrane.

  • food
  • energy
  • oxygen
  • water

2. Which is true about active transport?

  • it requires energy
  • it does not require energy
  • It moves substances down the concentration gradient
  • it moves material from high to low concentration

3. This picture represents what type of cell transport?

  • endocytosis
  • exocytosis
  • osmosis
  • passive transport

4. Movement across the cell membrane that does not require energy is called

  • active transport
  • passive transport

5. Due to the higher concentration of oxygen in the air than your blood, oxygen goes from the lungs into the red blood cells by….

  • Facilitated Diffusion
  • Simple Diffusion
  • Active Transport
  • Osmosis

6. This cell structure helps organisms maintain homeostasis by controlling what substances may enter or leave cells.

  • vacuole
  • nucleus
  • cell membrane
  • cell wall

7. Passive transport requires no

  • concentration gradients
  • osmosis
  • motion
  • energy

8. What type of transport is illustrated?

  • facilitated diffusion
  • active transport
  • diffusion
  • osmosis

9. This picture represents which type of cellular transport?

  • passive transport
  • endocytosis
  • exocytosis
  • osmosis

10. Which of the following is not an example of active transport?

  • sodium-potassium pump
  • endocytosis
  • exocytosis
  • facilitated diffusion

11. When particles move out of a cell through facilitated diffusion, the cell ____________.

  • gains energy
  • uses energy
  • releases energy
  • does not use energy

12. Which of these is NOT a type of passive transport?

  • Endocytosis
  • Osmosis
  • Diffusion
  • Facilitated diffusion

13. Which way would the purple molecules move through the semi permeable membrane?

  • From the  A side  to the B-side
  • From the B side to the A side
  • None of the purple molecules would move

14. Large molecules and ions can easily pass through the cell membrane without any help

  • true- they pass right through
  • false- they need a protein channel 

15. The picture is an example of…

  • active transport
  • passive transport
  • diffusion
  • osmosis

16. Particles too large to enter the membrane…need help from channel proteins…no energy is required.

  • active transport
  • passive transport
  • facilitated diffusion

17. The movement of molecules against a concentration gradient

  • simple diffusion
  • facilitated diffusion
  • active transport
  • osmosis

18. If a molecule passes through a protein, but goes down a gradient, it is called

  • active transport
  • endocytosis
  • facilitated diffusion
  • exocytosis

19. The difference in the concentration of a substance across a space is called a concentration

  • equilibrium
  • gradient

20. If there is a concentration gradient, substances will move from an area of high concentration to an area of ________ concentration

  • low
  • equal

21. The cell membrane is

  • impermeable
  • selectively (semi)  permeable

22. A solution that causes a cell to swell is called a

  • hypertonic
  • hypotonic
  • isotonic

23. This cell was placed into which type of solution?

  • Hypertonic
  • Hypotonic
  • Isotonic
  • Cannot determine

24. The salt in the glass of saltwater is considered the

  • solvent
  • solution
  • pepper
  • solute


  • Isotonic Solution
  • Hypertonic Solution
  • Hypotonic Solution
  • Facilitated Diffusion


  • Isotonic Solution
  • Hypertonic Solution
  • Hypotonic Solution
  • Facilitated Diffusion

27. In the given scenario what will happen to the organism: salt is poured onto eggplant.

  • Water will move out of the eggplant cells and the cells will shrink.
  • Water will move out of the eggplant cells and the cells will swell.
  • Water will move into the eggplant cells and the cells will swell.

Terms To Learn

Active Transport
Requires the input of energy to move molecules from a low concentration to a high concentration
Bulk Transport
The movement of relatively large quanities of material into or out of a cell at one time (does not use energy)
Carrier Transport
The use of proteins in a cell membrane to move molecule from a low concentration on one side to a high concentration on the other.
The movement of relatively large quantities of material into a cell at one time.
The movement of relatively large quantities of material out of a cell at one time.
The movement of molecules from a high concentration to a low concentration, without the input of energy
The movement of water from a high concentration to a low concentration, across a semi-permeable membrane without the input of energy.
Scenario: Osmosis
Scenario: Salt is poured onto a leech causing it to release its bite from the victim.
Scenario: Bulk Transport
Scenario: Cell in the human body take cholesterol particles in by endocytosis.
Scenario: Carrier Transport
Scenario: Cells in the human body have proteins that work to maintain negatively charged particles inside of the cell while keeping positively charged particles outside of the cell. This goes against concentration gradient.
Scenario: Diffusion
Scenario: Ink that was released into the water by a squid moments later became unnoticeable.
ablity of particle to pass through a membrane
The concentration of solutes in the solution is lower than inside the cell.
The concentration of solutes in the solution is higher than inside the cell.
The concentration of solutes inside the cell is the same as outside the cell.

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