Unit 1 multiple choice quiz

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1. A platelet

  • is a cell fragment that releases thromboplastin
  • is a cell fragment that releases fibrinogen
  • is a protein that forms an insoluble mesh to trap red blood cells
  • is an enzyme that converts prothrombin into thrombin
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2. One advantage of DNA having two complementary strands is that

  • transcription and replication can occur at the same time
  • diploid cells can inherit DNA from both parents
  • semi-conservative replication is possible
  • hydrolysis of DNA is faster

3. The units for mean BMI are

  • kg m−2
  • m kg−2
  • kg m2
  • m2 kg

4. A major risk associated with the use of anticoagulants is

  • internal bleeding
  • cardiovascular disease
  • high blood pressure
  • obesity

5. Which type of sugar is found in a nucleotide?

  • heptose
  • pentose
  • hexose
  • triose

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