Lipids Quiz Question with Answer

11. Which membrane lipid contains an amide bond?

  1. cholesterol
  2. phosphatidylserine
  3. phosphatidic acid
  4. sphingomyelin

12. Which of the following is a characteristic of both triacylglycerols and glycerophospholipids?

  1. Both contain carboxyl groups and are amphipathic
  2. Both contain fatty acids and are saponifiable.
  3. Both contain glycerol and ether bonds.
  4. Both can be negatively charged at cellular pH.

13. Which of the following is a characteristic of both waxes and terpenes?

  1. Both can contain an amino alcohol.
  2. Both can contain a fatty acid.
  3. Both can be non-saponifiable.
  4. Both can contain oxygen.

14. Which of the following molecules is a typical fatty acid?

  1. A molecule that has an even number of carbon atoms in a branched chain.
  2. An amphipathic dicarboxylic acid with unconjugated double bonds.
  3. A molecule that has one cis double bond in a linear carbon chain.
  4. A polar hydrocarbon with that reacts with NaOH to form a salt.

15. Which property can be shared by this lipid and a terpene?

  1. Both can contain isoprene.
  2. Both can form micelles.
  3. Both can contain a saturated fatty acid.
  4. Both can be very hydrophobic molecules.

16. Which property does this lipid share with a typical triacylglycerol?

  1. Both contain an ether bond.
  2. Both contain a long-chain alcohol.
  3. Both are amphipathic.
  4. Both are saponifiable.

17. Which type of membrane lipid contains an acidic oligosaccharide?

  1. phosphatidylinositol
  2. cerebroside
  3. ganglioside
  4. globoside

18. Which type of membrane lipid could contain serine?

  1. a globoside
  2. a cerebroside
  3. a glycerophospholipid
  4. a ganglioside

19. Which will be a characteristic of a steroid that is part of a cell membrane?

  1. It will contain a hydroxyl group.
  2. It will contain four aromatic rings.
  3. It will contain choline.
  4. It will contain an amide bond.

20. Which would be a property of all the major types of lipids in this membrane?

  1. They would be saponifiable in base and hydrolyzed in acid.
  2. They would have polar heads and non-polar tails.
  3. They would be composed of five-carbon units.
  4. They would be joined to each other through covalent bonds.

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