Review Questions

1.
Energy can be taken in as glucose, then has to be converted to a form that can be easily used to perform work in cells. What is the name of the latter molecule?
  1. anabolic molecules
  2. cholesterol
  3. electrolytes
  4. adenosine triphosphate
2.
When cellular respiration occurs, what is the primary molecule used to store the energy that is released?
  1. AMP
  2. ATP
  3. mRNA
  4. phosphate
3.

DNA replication involves unwinding two strands of parent DNA, copying each strand to synthesize complementary strands, and releasing the resulting two semiconserved strands of DNA. Which description is accurate for this process?

  1. This process is anabolic.
  2. This process is catabolic.
  3. This process is both anabolic and catabolic.
  4. This process is metabolic, but it is neither anabolic nor catabolic.
4.
Which of the following is a catabolic process?
  1. digestion of sucrose
  2. dissolving sugar in water
  3. DNA replication
  4. RNA translation
5.
What food molecule used by animals for energy and obtained from plants is most directly related to the use of sun energy?
  1. glucose
  2. protein
  3. triglycerides
  4. tRNA
6.
What reaction will release the largest amount of energy to help power another reaction?
  1. AMP to ATP
  2. ATP to ADP
  3. DNA to proteins
  4. glucose to starch
7.

Consider a pendulum swinging. Which type(s) of energy is/are associated with the pendulum in the following instances—

  1. the moment at which it completes one cycle, just before it begins to fall back towards the other end
  2. the moment that it is in the middle between the two ends
  3. just before it reaches the end of one cycle, before step 1
      1. potential and kinetic
      2. potential and kinetic
      3. kinetic
      1. potential
      2. potential and kinetic
      3. potential and kinetic
      1. potential
      2. kinetic
      3. potential and kinetic
      1. potential and kinetic
      2. kinetic
      3. kinetic
8.

Which of the following best describes energy?

  1. the transfer of genetic information
  2. the ability to assemble a large number of functional catalysts
  3. the ability to store solar output
  4. the ability to do work
9.

What is the ultimate source of energy on this planet?

  1. glucose
  2. plants
  3. metabolic pathways
  4. the Sun
10.
Which of the following molecules is likely to have the most potential energy?
  1. ATP
  2. ADP
  3. glucose
  4. sucrose
11.
Which of the following is the best way to judge the relative activation energies between two given chemical reactions?
  1. Compare the ΔG values between the two reactions.
  2. Compare their reaction rates.
  3. Compare their ideal environmental conditions.
  4. Compare the spontaneity between the two reactions.
12.
Which of the terms in the Gibbs free energy equation denotes enthalpy?
  1. ΔG
  2. ΔH
  3. ΔS
  4. ΔT
13.
Which chemical reaction is more likely to occur?
  1. dehydration synthesis
  2. endergonic
  3. endothermic
  4. exergonic
14.
Which of the following comparisons or contrasts between endergonic and exergonic reactions is false?
  1. Both endergonic and exergonic reactions require a small amount of energy to overcome an activation barrier.
  2. Endergonic reactions have a positive ΔG and exergonic reactions have a negative ΔG.
  3. Endergonic reactions consume energy and exergonic reactions release energy.
  4. Endergonic reactions take place slowly and exergonic reactions take place quickly.
15.

Label each of the following systems as high or low entropy:

  1. perfume the instant after it is sprayed into the air
  2. an unmaintained 1950’s car compared with a brand new car
  3. a living cell compared with a dead cell
    1. low
    2. high
    3. low
    1. low
    2. high
    3. high
    1. high
    2. low
    3. high
    1. high
    2. low
    3. low
16.
What counteracts entropy?
  1. energy release
  2. endergonic reactions
  3. input of energy
  4. time
17.
Which of the following is the best example of the first law of thermodynamics?
  1. a body getting warmer after exercise
  2. a piece of fruit spoiling in the fridge
  3. a power plant burning coal and producing electricity
  4. an exothermic chemical reaction
18.
What is the difference between the first and second laws of thermodynamics?
  1. The first law involves creating energy while the second law involves expending it.
  2. The first law involves expending energy while the second involves creating it.
  3. The first law involves conserving energy while the second law involves the inability to recapture energy.
  4. The first law discusses creating energy while the second law discusses the energy requirement for reactions.
19.
Which best describes the effect of inputting energy into a living system?
  1. It decreases entropy within the system.
  2. It fuels catabolic reactions.
  3. It causes enthalpy.
  4. The energy is used to produce carbohydrates.
20.
What is ATP made from?
  1. adenosine + high energy electrons
  2. ADP + pyrophosphate
  3. AMP + ADP
  4. the conversion of guanine to adenosine
21.
What is true about the energy released by the hydrolosis of ATP?
  1. It is equal to 57kJ/mol.
  2. The cell harnesses it as heat energy in order to perform work.
  3. It is primarily stored between the alpha and beta phosphates.
  4. It provides energy to coupled reactions.
22.
What part of ATP is broken to release energy for use in chemical reactions?
  1. the adenosine molecule
  2. the bond between the first and second phosphates
  3. the bond between the first phosphate and the adenosine molecule
  4. the bond between the second and third phosphates
23.
An allosteric inhibitor does which of the following?
  1. binds to an enzyme away from the active site and changes the conformation of the active site, increasing its affinity for substrate binding
  2. binds to an active site and blocks it from binding substrate
  3. binds to an enzyme away from the active site and changes the conformation of the active site, decreasing its affinity for the substrate
  4. binds directly to the active site and mimics the substrate
24.
What happens if an enzyme is not functioning in a chemical reaction in a living organism that needs it?
  1. The reaction stops.
  2. The reaction proceeds, but much more slowly.
  3. The reaction proceeds faster without the interference.
  4. There is no change in the reaction rate.
25.
Which of the following is not true about enzymes?
  1. They increase the ΔG of reactions.
  2. They are usually made of amino acids.
  3. They lower the activation energy of chemical reactions.
  4. Each one is specific to the particular substrate, or substrates, to which it binds.
26.
Which of the following analogies best describe the induced-fit model of enzyme-substrate binding?
  1. a hug between two people
  2. a key fitting into a lock
  3. A square peg fitting through the square hole and a round peg fitting through the round hole of a children’s toy
  4. the fitting together of two jigsaw puzzle pieces
27.
What is the function of enzymes?
  1. to increase the ΔG of reactions
  2. to increase the ΔH of reactions
  3. to lower the entropy of the chemicals in the reaction
  4. to lower the activation energy of a reaction