Item CE131001: The cells of living organisms (e.g., mushrooms) need molecules from food and water to function.

Mushrooms are multicellular living organisms. What do cells of mushrooms need to function?

  1. The cells of mushrooms need molecules from food and water.
  2. The cells of mushrooms need molecules from food, but they do not need water.
  3. The cells of mushrooms need water, but they do not need molecules from food.
  4. The cells of mushrooms do not need water, and they do not need molecules from food.
Distribution of responses
Answer Choice
Overall
Grades
Gender
Primary Language
 
n = 3091
6–8
n = 1922
9–12
n = 1164
Male
n = 1489
Female
n = 1547
English
n = 2766
Other
n = 252
A. 53% 51% 56% 51% 54% 54% 44%
B. 14% 15% 12% 15% 12% 13% 17%
C. 25% 26% 23% 24% 25% 24% 28%
D. 9% 9% 9% 9% 8% 9% 11%