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Biology-cell Division

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Quiz on Cell Division

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  • 1. 
    The purpose of meiosis is to produce______.
    • A. 

      Gametes

    • B. 

      Epidermal Cells

    • C. 

      Growth

  • 2. 
    DNA duplication occurs in ______.
    • A. 

      Metaphase

    • B. 

      Interphase

    • C. 

      Anaphase

  • 3. 
    After mitosis, what is the relationship between the mother cell and the resulting daughter cell?
    • A. 

      The mother cell is diploid and the daughter cell is haploid

    • B. 

      They are identical

    • C. 

      They are genetically different

  • 4. 
    During which of the following stages of the cell division cycle will a diploid cell contain twice the amount of DNA found in a gamete?
    • A. 

      Entire S phase

    • B. 

      Metaphase

    • C. 

      Entire G1 phase

  • 5. 
    In which of the following are diploid nuclei formed
    • A. 

      Both mitosis and meiosis

    • B. 

      Meiosis but not mitosis

    • C. 

      Mitosis but not meiosis

  • 6. 
    John wrote the following statements about mitosis in his test. Which of the following is incorrect?
    • A. 

      Homologous chromosomes synapse in prophase

    • B. 

      A single nucleus gives rise to two identical daughter nuclei

    • C. 

      The centromeres divide at the start of anaphase

  • 7. 
    There are 20 chromosomes in each leaf cell of a maize plant . What is the number of chromosomes in the male nucleus of a pollen grain of maize?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      20

  • 8. 
    The list gives some of the stages involved in gamete and zygote formation. 1. prophase 1 2. prophase 2 3. metaphase 1 4. fertilisation During which stages do events occur that increase genetic variation in the zygote?
    • A. 

      1,2 and 3

    • B. 

      1,3 and 4

    • C. 

      2 and 3

    • D. 

      3 and 4

  • 9. 
  • 10. 
    What is the importance of mitosis for the embryonic development?