Articles > Hypotonic definition – quiz Hypotonic definition – quiz Quiz Choose the best answer. 1. Which of the following correctly describes a hypotonic solution? A solution with the same amount of solute as the cytosol A solution with a greater amount of solute than the cytosol A solution with a lower amount of solute than the cytosol 2. What happens when there is concentration difference between solutions? An osmotic gradient is generated across the semipermeable membrane An osmotic gradient is inhibited across the semipermeable membrane Nothing happens 3. A red blood cell placed in a hypotonic solution Net movement of solute molecules results in the swelling of the cell There is no net movement of molecules, thus, no change in the cell shape Net movement of water molecules results in the swelling of the cell 4. The shrinkage of cell due to water efflux Plasmolysis Cytolysis Turgidity 5. Which of the following will likely describe a plant cell in a hypotonic environment? Plasmolyzed Flaccid Turgid Send Your Results (Optional) Your Name To Email Time is Up!