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Living Things / Cells



Short Answer
 

1. 

Directions: Use the illustration below to answer questions 1 through 3.
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What are the four major groups of organic compounds found in living things?
 

2. 

Which organic compound contains the instructions that cells need to carry out all life functions?
 

3. 

What inorganic compound makes up two thirds of your body?
 

4. 

Directions: Use the illustration below to answer questions 4 through 6.
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What elements are involved in the reaction above?
 

5. 

What compounds are involved in this reaction?
How many molecules of COliving_things_cells_files/i0060000.jpg are represented in the equation?
 

6. 

Which of the substances in the reaction are organic compounds and which are inorganic compounds?
 

7. 

Directions: Use the illustration below to answer questions 7 through 9.
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What invention led to the discovery of cells?
 

8. 

How do plant and animal cells differ?
 

9. 

What is the function of the organelles in a cell?
 

10. 

Directions: Use the following illustration to answer questions 10 through 12.
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What cell structure enables passive and active transport to take place?
 

11. 

What is the difference between passive transport and active transport?
 

12. 

What type of active transport is NOT shown above?
 



 
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