Item RH037002: To make proteins in its cells, an animal needs amino acids and instructions for assembling them.

What does an organism need in order to make proteins?

  1. Amino acids and instructions for assembling them
  2. Amino acids but not instructions for assembling them
  3. Individual carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen atoms but not instructions for assembling them
  4. An organism eats proteins, so it does not need to make them.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item RH037002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall44%
Grades 6–834%
Grades 9–1257%
Male46%
Female41%
Primary Language is English44%
Primary Language is not English39%

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