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Can You Pass This Basic Biology Quiz?

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

Posted on August 10, 2015, at 10:44 a.m. ET

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  1. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Prokaryotes are single-celled organisms without a nucleus.

  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. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Oily fish is a good source of Vitamin D.

  4. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The reaction produces glucose and oxygen.

  5. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Negative geotropism is the when something grows against gravity.

  6. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The xylem transports water.

  7. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

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

  8. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Dendrites are the shorter branched extensions of the nerve cell.

  9. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

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

  10. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Adrenaline is made in the adrenal glands.

  11. 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. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

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

  13. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

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

  14. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Cytosine pairs with guanine.

  15. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.