Item CE135001: Nerve cells both obtain energy from food and eliminate waste material.

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 eliminate their own waste material.
  2. Nerve cells obtain energy from food, but they do not eliminate their own waste material.
  3. Nerve cells eliminate their own waste material, but they do not obtain energy from food.
  4. Nerve cells do not eliminate their own waste material, and they do not obtain energy from food.

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Percent of students responding correctly

Overall35%
Grades 6–835%
Grades 9–1235%
Male33%
Female36%
Primary Language is English35%
Primary Language is not English32%

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