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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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  1. 1.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Prokaryotes are single-celled organisms without a nucleus.

  2. 2.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  3. 3.

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Oily fish is a good source of Vitamin D.

  4. 4.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The reaction produces glucose and oxygen.

  5. 5.

    When something grows against the direction of gravity, like a plant's stem.
    When something grows in the direction of gravity, like the roots of a plant.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Negative geotropism is the when something grows against gravity.

  6. 6.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The xylem transports water.

  7. 7.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  8. 8.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dendrites are the shorter branched extensions of the nerve cell.

  9. 9.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  10. 10.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Adrenaline is made in the adrenal glands.

  11. 11.

    They slow down or stop the growth of bacteria.
    They slow down or stop the growth of viruses.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You need antiviral medication to stop viruses – that's why antibiotics don't work on the common cold, which is a virus.

  12. 12.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  13. 13.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  14. 14.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cytosine pairs with guanine.

  15. 15.

    Carbon monoxide
    Sulphur dioxide
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas.

Can You Pass This Basic Biology Quiz?

Oh dear!

You did less well than you probably would have if you'd just randomly picked on every question, which is basically an achievement in itself.

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Bad luck!

It turns out you don't remember everything from high school biology class. The good news is that most of this isn't knowledge you need to survive everyday life – you should do just fine without intimate knowledge of the nitrogen cycle.

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Congratulations!

You did great! Keep up the hard work and you'll be an A* student in no time.

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Amazing!

You must have basic biology down to an art, because you passed this quiz with flying colours.

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

Contact Kelly Oakes at kelly.oakes@buzzfeed.com.

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