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Functions of Organelles (Grade 10)

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Functions of Organelles

Which organelle is considered the "brain" of the cell?
  1. the nucleus
  2. the ribosomes
  3. the Golgi bodies
  4. the lysosomes
Which organelle, if punctured, would release digestive enzymes into the cytoplasm?
  1. the nucleus
  2. the lysosomes
  3. the centrioles
  4. the vacuoles
Which organelle is the site of protein synthesis?
  1. the nucleus
  2. the nucleolus
  3. the ribosomes
  4. the endoplasmic reticulum
Which organelle plays an important role during mitosis, helping to move chromosomes around the cell?
  1. the nucleus
  2. the vacuoles
  3. the Golgi bodies
  4. the centrioles
Which of these organelles stores water in plant cells?
  1. the chloroplasts
  2. the cell wall
  3. the nucleus
  4. the vacuoles
If an organism could not digest cellulose, which of these organelles would prove to be difficult to eat?
  1. the cell membrane
  2. the cell wall
  3. the endoplasmic reticulum
  4. the Golgi bodies
Which of these does a bacterium need to penetrate in order to infect an animal cell?
  1. the cell membrane
  2. the nucleus
  3. the nucleolus
  4. the ribosomes
Which organelle of a plant cell is going to be most affected by direct sunlight?
  1. the cell wall
  2. the chloroplasts
  3. the cell membrane
  4. the vacuoles
Which part of an organism's body is most likely to have the greatest number of mitochondria?
  1. its heart
  2. its ears
  3. its toes
  4. its liver
Which structure found within eukaryotic cells provides support and a place for the organelles to attach?
  1. the cell membrane
  2. the cytoskeleton
  3. the cell wall
  4. the nucleolus
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