Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Cells (Questions)

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Cells are part of the human body. There are 75-100 trillion cells in our body. Imagine how many cells there must be in the human species as a whole - the mind boggles!

See how much you know about Cells in this Science quiz on the subject.

1. Which of the following is NOT present in an animal cell?
[ ] Cell membrane
[ ] Chloroplast
[ ] Cytoplasm
[ ] Nucleus
2. Which part of the cell passes on information to new cells?
[ ] Cell wall
[ ] Cytoplasm
[ ] Nucleus
[ ] Vacuole
3. Which part of a plant cell absorbs energy from the Sun?
[ ] Cell membrane
[ ] Cell wall
[ ] Chloroplast
[ ] Cytoplasm
4. Which gas in the air is absorbed by plants?
[ ] Carbon dioxide
[ ] Nitrogen
[ ] Oxygen
[ ] Sulfur dioxide
5. What is the function (job) of red blood cells?
[ ] To transport glucose
[ ] To transport minerals
[ ] To transport oxygen
[ ] To transport water
6. What is a feature of a ciliated cell?
[ ] Contains hemoglobin
[ ] Has a tail
[ ] Has branches at the end
[ ] Has hairs
7. Which of the following does NOT contain a nucleus?
[ ] Neuron cells
[ ] Red blood cells
[ ] Root hair cells
[ ] Sperm cells
8. Which of the following is involved in reproduction?
[ ] Neuron cells
[ ] Red blood cells
[ ] Root hair cells
[ ] Sperm cells
9. Which of the following receives, carries and passes on electrical impulses?
[ ] Muscle cells
[ ] Neuron cells
[ ] Red blood cells
[ ] White blood cells
10. Which of the following cells are involved in nutrition?
[ ] Neuron cells
[ ] Red blood cells
[ ] Root hair cells
[ ] Sperm cells
Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Cells (Answers)
1. Which of the following is NOT present in an animal cell?
[ ] Cell membrane
[x] Chloroplast
[ ] Cytoplasm
[ ] Nucleus
2. Which part of the cell passes on information to new cells?
[ ] Cell wall
[ ] Cytoplasm
[x] Nucleus
[ ] Vacuole
The nucleus contains DNA (deoxyribonucleicacid)
3. Which part of a plant cell absorbs energy from the Sun?
[ ] Cell membrane
[ ] Cell wall
[x] Chloroplast
[ ] Cytoplasm
Chloroplasts contain chlorophyll
4. Which gas in the air is absorbed by plants?
[x] Carbon dioxide
[ ] Nitrogen
[ ] Oxygen
[ ] Sulfur dioxide
5. What is the function (job) of red blood cells?
[ ] To transport glucose
[ ] To transport minerals
[x] To transport oxygen
[ ] To transport water
6. What is a feature of a ciliated cell?
[ ] Contains hemoglobin
[ ] Has a tail
[ ] Has branches at the end
[x] Has hairs
7. Which of the following does NOT contain a nucleus?
[ ] Neuron cells
[x] Red blood cells
[ ] Root hair cells
[ ] Sperm cells
95% of the cells in the body are bacteria
8. Which of the following is involved in reproduction?
[ ] Neuron cells
[ ] Red blood cells
[ ] Root hair cells
[x] Sperm cells
9. Which of the following receives, carries and passes on electrical impulses?
[ ] Muscle cells
[x] Neuron cells
[ ] Red blood cells
[ ] White blood cells
We have more neuron cells in our brain than stars in our galaxy
10. Which of the following cells are involved in nutrition?
[ ] Neuron cells
[ ] Red blood cells
[x] Root hair cells
[ ] Sperm cells