Proteins Quiz College Level


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Question 1: How many different kinds of proteins does a typical cell contain?

A. 100
B. 1,000
C. 10,000
D. 100,000

Question 2: What have scientists already learned from studying the detailed, three-dimensional structures of proteins?

A. What causes certain diseases
B. How to design drugs
C. How viruses infect cells
D. How photosynthesis works
E. All of the above

Question 3: Which of the following are involved in X-ray crystallography?

A. X-ray beams
B. Microscopic crystals
C. Hard work and luck
D. High-powered computers
E. All of the above

Question 4: Which of the following is not true about nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy?

A. The magnets used in NMR spectroscopy are thousands of times stronger than the magnetic field on Earth's surface.
B. NMR uses crystals in a solution.
C. NMR magnets are superconductors.
D. NMR uses radio wave pulses.

Question 5: What do the corkscrew-shaped sections of a protein chain represent?

A. The helical structure of DNA
B. Twisted beta sheets
C. The RNA part of the ribosome
D. Alpha helices

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