Practice Quizzes

Spotlight on Metabolism

1: In a state of starvation, the body will burn all of its protein stores before its fat stores.
TRUE
FALSE
2: In what part of the cell does glycolysis take place?
mitochondria
cytosol
ribosome
lysosome
3: This is the organelle in a cell that is the power-generator.
mitochondria
ribosome
golgi apparatus
endoplasmic reticulum
4: Your body can make glucose through a process called photosynthesis.
TRUE
FALSE
5: Your body stores glycogen in your liver and muscles.
TRUE
FALSE
6: ______ is particularly dangerous in uncontrolled type 1 diabetes.
ketoacidosis
biosynthesis
glycolysis
none of the above
7: In photosynthesis, carbon dioxide and water join to form oxygen and _____.
lactose
hydrogen ions
glucose
starch
8: Cytosol is
an organelle in the cytoplasm of a cell.
the fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell.
the site in a cell where protein synthesis occurs.
the portion of the cell that controls the passage of substances.
9: Ketone bodies are not only used as an emergency energy source, but are used on an everyday basis.
TRUE
FALSE
10: The final step in glucose breakdown is a sequence of linked reactions that take place in the
mitochondrial membrane
cytosol
intravascular spaces
nucleus of the cell
11: The electron transport chain is located in the
mitochondrial membrane.
ribosome
lysosome
Golgi apparatus
12: An alternative fuel that muscle cells can use or that the liver can convert to glucose is ______.
ATP
oxaloacetate
lactate
citric acid
13: ____ are the "work centers" of metabolism.
muscles
ribosomes
cells
none of the above
14: To extract energy from fat, the body first breaks down ______ into their components.
glucose-glucose disaccharide
triglycerides
lactate
citric acid
15: Your body can make long fatty-acid chains using a process called
desynthesis
lipogenesis
glycolysis
all of the above
16: Anabolic reactions build compounds. These reactions require energy.
TRUE
FALSE
(Optional) Fill out the fields below to send a copy of your score to your professor:
Your Name:  
Your Email:  
Professor's Email:  



« Back to All PracticeQuiz