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Can You Pass This Basic Biology Quiz?

Yes, the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. But what else?

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    Prokaryotes are single-celled organisms without a nucleus.

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    In osmosis water diffuses through a semipermeable membrane from an area of high water concentration to an area of low concentration.

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    Oily fish is a good source of Vitamin D.

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    The reaction produces glucose and oxygen.

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    When something grows against the direction of gravity, like a plant's stem.
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    When something grows in the direction of gravity, like the roots of a plant.
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    Negative geotropism is the when something grows against gravity.

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    The xylem transports water.

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    Reptiles, fish, and amphibians are "poikilotherms", meaning their internal temperature varies depending on their surroundings.

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    Dendrites are the shorter branched extensions of the nerve cell.

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    There are roughly 120 million rods vs. 7 million cones.

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    Adrenaline is made in the adrenal glands.

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    They slow down or stop the growth of bacteria.
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    They slow down or stop the growth of viruses.
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    You need antiviral medication to stop viruses – that's why antibiotics don't work on the common cold, which is a virus.

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    It can vary, but tends to be between 10 and 16 days.

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    Nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the soil or plant roots and the Haber process can also do this.

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    Cytosine pairs with guanine.

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    Carbon monoxide
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    Sulphur dioxide
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    Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas.

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