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Cellulose: Quiz


Question 1: Cellulose can be converted into cellophane, a thin transparent film, and into ________, an important fiber that has been used for textiles since the beginning of the 20th century.

Question 2: Cellulolysis is the process of breaking down cellulose into smaller polysaccharides called cellodextrins or completely into glucose units; this is a ________ reaction.
AcidAcetic acidCarbohydrateHydrolysis

Question 3: The compound was first chemically synthesized (without the use of any biologically-derived ________) in 1992, by Kobayashi and Shoda.
Enzyme inhibitorProteinCofactor (biochemistry)Enzyme

Question 4: Some species of ________ secrete it to form biofilms.
Gram-positive bacteriaBacteriaGram-negative bacteriaCorynebacterium

Question 5: Cellulose is the structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants, many forms of ________ and the oomycetes.
AlgaePhotosynthesisBotanyWild fisheries

Question 6: This linkage motif contrasts with that for α(1→4)-glycosidic bonds present in starch, ________, and other carbohydrates.

Question 7: Among the esters are ________ and cellulose triacetate, which are film- and fiber-forming materials that find a variety of uses.
NitrocelluloseCellulose acetateAcetic acidBritish Celanese

Question 8: It can be treated with ________ as a fire retardant.
Boric acidCocaineHydrogen peroxideAcetic acid

Question 9: ________ made from recycled paper is becoming popular as an environmentally preferable material for building insulation.
Building insulation materialsEnovateR-value (insulation)Cellulose insulation

Question 10: Cellulose has no taste, is odourless, is hydrophilic, is insoluble in water and most organic ________, is chiral and is biodegradable.

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