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Biology µGCSE:


10 quick questions - for GCSE and iGCSE




10 minutes maximum! (can you do it in 5?)


Q1+2: The pictures show cells from 2 different types of organism:

2 types of cell

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1. Cell type Y shows cells from..
  • A. a fungus
  • B. an animal
  • C. a plant
  • D. a bacterium
2. Which of the following statements is true?
  • A. Plant cells are typically the same size as animal cells
  • B. Plant cells are typically bigger than animal cells
  • C. Animal cells are typically bigger than plant cells
  • D. Animal cells are typically 200 µm across
3. Which of the following parts of a plant cell is NOT part of an animal cell?
  • A. Nucleus
  • B. Cytoplasm
  • C. Cell membrane
  • D. Cell wall

4. The cell wall of a plant is made up of ..

  • A. Protein
  • B. Wood
  • C. Cellulose
  • D. Glycogen              

5. Chloroplasts carry out which function in a plant cell?

  • A. Photosynthesis
  • B. Respiration
  • C. Support
  • D. Excretion

6. Cells become specialized to carry out special functions.
Which one of the following cells does not contain a nucleus?

  • A. Sperm cell
  • B. Red Blood cell
  • C. Root hair cell
  • D. Nerve cell    

7. The sketch here shows root hairs on a new root.
If root hair cells are removed from a growing root, the plant ..

  • A. absorbs more water
  • B. absorbs more mineral ions
  • C. absorbs less water
  • D. grows more quickly
root hairs

8. The image shows a human sperm cell.
What feature helps the sperm get to the egg?

  • A. A large head
  • B. A long tail
  • C. Small size
  • D. Large numbers of sperm
sperm cell
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9. Which row gives the correct functions of both the cytoplasm AND the cell membrane?

  cytoplasm Cell membrane
A Place where cell reactions take place Controls what goes in and out of a cell
B Controls cell division Gives support to the cell
C Gives support to the cell  Place where cell reactions take place
D Controls cell division Controls what goes in and out of a cell

10. Which is the correct order of levels of organization from smallest to largest?

  • A. cell   organ  tissue   organism
  • B. organism   cell   tissue   organ
  • C. cell  tissue   organ   organism
  • D. tissue   organ   organism   cells