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YEAR 11 BIOLOGY

LESSON 1: CELL THEORY

PART A: MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS


QUESTION 1.
Which of the following correctly shows the sequence from smallest to largest?
(a)

Cell, nucleus, tissue, organ, system, organism

(b)

Organism, system, organ, tissue, cell, nucleus

(c)

Organism, organ, system, tissue, cell, nucleus

(d)

Nucleus, cell, tissue, organ, system, organism

(e)

Nucleus, cell, tissue, system, organ, organism

QUESTION 2.
Which of the follow is not a tenant of classical cell theory?
(a)

All organisms are made up of one or more cells

(b)

All cells contain a nucleus

(c)

Cells are the fundamental unit of life

(d)

All cells come from pre-existing cells

QUESTION 3.
What invention was critical to the discovery of cells?
(a)

The light bulb

(b)

Electricity

(c)

Compound microscope

(d)

Electron microscope

QUESTION 4.
Which of the following three structures are visible with the light microscope?
(a)

Nucleus, chloroplast, Golgi apparatus

(b)

Nucleus, vacuole, chloroplast

(c)

Nucleus, mitochondrion, vacuole

(d)

Nucleus, ribosome, chloroplast

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QUESTION 5.
Who was the first scientist to observe cells?
(a)

Henri Dustrochet

(b)

Anton van Leeuwenhoek

(c)

Robert Brown

(d)

Robert Hooke

QUESTION 6.
What contribution did Robert Brown make to the cell theory?
(a)

Named and described the nucleus

(b)

Formulated cell theory

(c)

Described mitosis

(d)

First observed cork cells

QUESTION 7.
Which of the following is an example of the technological development of microscopic
techniques?
(a)

New sources of illumination

(b)

Development of new dyes for use as stains

(c)

Improvements to the phase contract of specimens

(d)

All of the above

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QUESTION 8.
Which of the following correctly sequences important events in the development of cell
theory?
(a)

Compound microscope is invented, animalcules are observed, cork cells are


observed, nucleus is named and described, classical cell theory is formulated

(b)

Compound microscope is invented, cork cells are observed, animalcules are


observed, nucleus is named and described, classical cell theory is formulated

(c)

Compound microscope is invented, animalcules are observed, cork cells are


observed, classical cell theory is formulated, nucleus is named and described

(d)

Compound microscope is invented, cork cells are observed, animalcules are


observed, classical cell theory is formulated, nucleus is named and described

QUESTION 9.
How did Rudolph Virchow contribute to the cell theory?
(a)

Described and named the nucleus

(b)

Stated that the origin of cells was from pre-existing cells

(c)

Described mitosis

(d)

Invented the compound microscope

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PART B: SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS


QUESTION 10.
(i)

State the cell theory and identify the scientists who proposed this theory.
Criteria

4
Marks

Identifies all THREE tenants of cell theory

Identifies both scientists

Any THREE of the above

Any TWO of the above

Only ONE of the above

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(ii)

Robert Hooke was also a key scientist involved in the development of cell theory.
What contribution did he make to this theory?

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(iii)

LESSON 1: CELL THEORY

Using the light microscope as an example, describe how technological advances


have helped to support the cell theory.

Criteria

Marks

Makes general statement on how light microscope provided evidence

Provides any TWO examples of scientists which used light microscope

Makes general statement on how light microscope provided evidence

Provides only ONE example of a scientist which used light microscope

Makes general statement on how light microscope provided evidence


OR

Provides only ONE example of a scientist which used light microscope

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QUESTION 11.
Outline the historical development of cell theory with reference to key scientist contributions.
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Criteria

Marks

Outlines FIVE scientists and their contribution(s)

Outlines FOUR scientists and their contribution(s)

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