Item CE088002: Bacteria need both molecules from food and a way to eliminate wastes to function.

Bacteria are single-celled, microscopically small organisms.  What do they need to function?

  1. Bacteria need molecules from food and a way to eliminate wastes.
  2. Bacteria need molecules from food, but they do not need a way to eliminate wastes.
  3. Bacteria need a way to eliminate wastes, but they do not need molecules from food.
  4. Bacteria do not need a way to eliminate wastes, and they do not need molecules from food.
Distribution of responses
Answer Choice
Overall
Grades
Gender
Primary Language
 
n = 1583
6–8
n = 1019
9–12
n = 563
Male
n = 787
Female
n = 773
English
n = 1426
Other
n = 126
A. 44% 40% 51% 43% 45% 44% 43%
B. 26% 29% 21% 27% 26% 26% 28%
C. 19% 20% 17% 18% 19% 19% 17%
D. 11% 11% 11% 12% 10% 11% 12%