6th Std Science Term 2 Solution | Lesson.5 The Cell

Lesson.5 The Cell

The Cell Book Back Answers

Lesson.5 The Cell

I. Choose the correct answer:

1. The unit of measurement used for expressing dimension (size) of cell is ____

  1. centimeter
  2. millimeter
  3. micrometer
  4. meter

Ans : micrometer

2. Under the microscope Priya observes a cell that has a cell wall and distinct nucleus. The cell that she observed is

  1. a plant cell
  2. an animal cell
  3. a nerve cell
  4. a bacteria cell

Ans : a plant cell

3. A ‘control centre’ of the eukaryotic cell is

  1. Cell wall
  2. Nucleus
  3. Vacuoles
  4. Chloroplast

Ans : Nucleus

4. Which one of the following is not an unicellular organism?

  1. Yeast
  2. Amoeba
  3. Spirogyra
  4. Bacteria

Ans : Spirogyra

5. Most organelles in a eukaryotic cell are found in the

  1. Cell wall
  2. cytoplasm
  3. nucleus
  4. Vacuole

Ans : cytoplasm

II. Fill in the blanks

1.  The instrument used to observe the cell is _____

Ans : Microscope

2. I control the food production of a cell. Who am I? ____

Ans : chloroplast

3. I am like a policeman. Who am I ____? 

Ans : cell wall

4. The Term “ cell” was coined by ______

Ans : Robert hooke

5. The egg of an Ostrich is the ___________ single cell.

Ans : largest

III. True or False. If False, give the correct statement

1. A cell is the smallest unit of life.

Ans : True

2. Nerve cell is the longest cell

Ans : True

3. Prokaryotes were the first form of life on earth.

Ans : True

4. The organelles of both plants and animals are made up of cells

Ans : False

Cu. An : The organelles of both plants and animals are made up of membranes.

5. New cells are produced from existing cells.

Ans : True

IV. Match the Following

1. Control centerCell membrane
2. Food producer (Plant cell)Mitochondria
3. Gate of the nucleusNucleus
4. Gate of the cellChloroplasts
5. Energy producerNuclear membrane
Ans : 1 – C, 2 – D, 3 – E, 4 – A, 5 – B

V. Arrange in a correct sequence

1. Elephant, Cow, Bacteria, Mango, Rose plant

Ans : Bacteria, Rose plant, Mango tree ,Cow, Elephant. 

2. Hen Egg, Ostrich egg, Insect egg

Ans : Insect egg, Hen Egg, Ostrich egg

VI. Analogy

1. Prokaryote : Bacteria :: Eukaryote :_______

Ans : Plant cell

2. Spirogyra : Plant cell :: Amoeba : ______

Ans : Animal cell

3. Food producer : Chloroplasts :: Power house :____ 

Ans : Mitochondria

VII. Give very short answer 

1. Who discovered the cell in 1665?

Robert hook

2. What type of cells do we have?

Eukaryotic cell

3. What are the essential components of a cell?

  1. An outer cell membrane.
  2. A liquid cytoplasm.
  3. A nucleus.

4. What are the organelles found only in plant cell?

Chloroplast, vacuoles

5. Give any three examples of eukaryotic cell?

Plants, animals, most of the fungi and algae.

6. Which one is called as “Area of movement”?


7. Shiva said “ Bigger onion has larger cells when compared to the cells of smaller onion”! Do you agree with his statement or not ? Explain Why?

I disagree. because the onion cells are same in size irrespective of size of onion.

VIII. Give short answer

1. Why cells are called building blocks of life?

Like a brick wall, your body is composed of basic building blocks, and are named as “cells”.

2. Identify any four parts of the Plant cell.

3. Distinguish between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells 

Prokaryotic cellEukaryotic cell
1. It’s diameter ranges from 1 to 2 micronIt’s diameter ranges from 10 to 100 micron
2. Absence of membrane bound organellesPresence of membrane bound organelles
3. Nucleus consisting of no nuclear membraneTrue nucleus consisting of nuclear membrane
4. Absence of nucleoliPresence of nucleoli

4. Make sketches of animal and plant cells which you observe under microscope.

5. Write about the contribution of Robert Hooke in cell biology.

The Englishman Robert hooke was a scientist, mathematician, and inventor. He improved microscope which was used in those days, and built a compound microscope.

He placed water-lens beside the microscope to focus the light from an oillamp on specimens to illuminate them brightly. So that he able to see the minute parts of the objects clearly

IX. Answer in detail

1. Tabulate any five cell organelles and their function. 

Cell ComponentsMain FunctionsSpecial Name
1. Cell wall• Surrounds and protects the cell
• Make the cell stiff and strong
Supporter and protector
2. Cell membrane• Holds and protects the cell
• Controls the movement of materials in and out of the cell
Gate of the cell
3. Cytoplasm• A watery, gel-like material in which cell parts moveArea of movement
4. Mitochondria• Produce and supply most of the energy for the cellPower house of the cell
5. Chloroplasts• Contain green pigment chlorophyll
• Capture the energy of sunlight and use it to produce food for the cell by photosynthesis.
Food producers for the cell (Plant cell)
6. Vacuoles• Store food, water, and chemicalsStorage tanks
7. Nucleus• Acts as ‘brain’ of the cell
• Regulates and controls all the cell activities
Control centre
8 Nucleus membrane• Surrounds and protects the nucleus control the movement of materials in and out of the nucleusGate of the nucleus

2. Draw a neat labelled diagram of a prokaryotic cell.

The unicelluar organisms like Bacteria has Prokaryotic cells. It has No true nucleus. This type of nucleus is called as nucleiod. No nuclear membrane is around this nucleiod. These cells were the first form of life on earth. It is ranging from 0.003 to 2.0 micro meter in diameter.

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