Item CE128001: Different organisms range in the number of cells they have, from only one cell to many millions.

Different types of organisms are made of different numbers of cells. What is the range in the number of cells that organisms can be made of, from the very smallest organism to the very largest?

  1. From 1 cell to about 100 cells
  2. From 1 cell to many millions of cells
  3. From about 100 cells to about 1,000 cells
  4. From about 100 cells to many millions of cells
Distribution of responses
Answer Choice
Overall
Grades
Gender
Primary Language
 
n = 3102
6–8
n = 1935
9–12
n = 1162
Male
n = 1498
Female
n = 1550
English
n = 2771
Other
n = 259
A. 11% 12% 10% 11% 11% 11% 15%
B. 51% 48% 56% 52% 50% 52% 42%
C. 11% 13% 9% 13% 10% 11% 13%
D. 26% 27% 24% 24% 28% 26% 30%