Item CE136001: Nerve cells obtain energy from food and make molecules for growth.

A specialized function of living nerve cells is to transmit electrical signals from the brain to the rest of the body. Which of the following is TRUE of nerve cells?

  1. Nerve cells obtain energy from food, and they make molecules for growth.
  2. Nerve cells obtain energy from food, but they do not make molecules for growth.
  3. Nerve cells make molecules for growth, but they do not obtain energy from food.
  4. Nerve cells do not make molecules for growth, and they do not obtain energy from food.
Distribution of responses
Answer Choice
Overall
Grades
Gender
Primary Language
 
n = 1578
6–8
n = 1016
9–12
n = 561
Male
n = 787
Female
n = 770
English
n = 1422
Other
n = 125
A. 33% 35% 30% 33% 34% 33% 30%
B. 28% 27% 30% 29% 27% 28% 33%
C. 22% 21% 23% 22% 21% 21% 25%
D. 17% 17% 16% 16% 18% 18% 12%