Mitosis Recovery Quiz

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Mitosis Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What is the longest phase of the cell cycle?
    • A. 

      Prophase

    • B. 

      Interphase

    • C. 

      Metaphase

    • D. 

      Anaphase

  • 2. 
    What are the long, loose strands of DNA?
    • A. 

      Chromatin

    • B. 

      Chromosomes

    • C. 

      Nucleuolus

    • D. 

      Chromatid

  • 3. 
    Asexual reproduction allows for more genetic variation than sexual reproduction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Meiosis has which of the following phases?
    • A. 

      Anaphase 1

    • B. 

      Telophase 2

    • C. 

      Anaphase

    • D. 

      Metaphase 2

  • 5. 
    What is the exchange of genetic material between homologous chromosomes?
    • A. 

      Exchanging information

    • B. 

      Crossing chromatids

    • C. 

      Holding hands

    • D. 

      Crossing over

  • 6. 
    How many chromosomes are in a human cell?
    • A. 

      46

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      24 pairs

    • D. 

      43 pairs

  • 7. 
    What is the name of a female sex gamete?
    • A. 

      Chromosome

    • B. 

      Sperm

    • C. 

      Egg

    • D. 

      Chromatid

  • 8. 
    A chromasin is what holds the sister chromatids together in a chromosome.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The process of uniting a female and a male gamete is called ____________.
    • A. 

      Fertilization

    • B. 

      Zygotation

    • C. 

      Mitosis

    • D. 

      Meiosis

  • 10. 
    In what phase do chromosomes condense in mitosis?
    • A. 

      Interphase

    • B. 

      Prophase

    • C. 

      Anaphase

    • D. 

      Telophase

  • 11. 
    A cell with 46 chromosomes undergoes mitosis. How many daughter cells are created?
    • A. 

      46

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      2

  • 12. 
    A human somatic cell contains how many chromosomes?
    • A. 

      46

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      47

  • 13. 
    Cancer is a disorder in which some cells have lost the ability to control their _________________________.
    • A. 

      Cell cycles

    • B. 

      Size

    • C. 

      Spindle fibers

    • D. 

      Surface area

  • 14. 
    Which of the following does not occur during interphase?
    • A. 

      The cell continues to grow and prepares to divide

    • B. 

      DNA is copied

    • C. 

      DNA condenses into chromosomes

    • D. 

      The cell grows rapidly and makes organelles

  • 15. 
    Fill in the blank: ____________ is the process that makes brand new cells when you accidentally fall down and skin your knee.
  • 16. 
    What is the correct order of the mitotic phases?
    • A. 

      A. prophase, anaphase, metaphase, telophase

    • B. 

      B. prophase, metaphase, telophase, anaphase

    • C. 

      C. prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase

  • 17. 
    In what phase of mitosis do chromatid pairs line up in the center of the cell?
    • A. 

      A. prophase

    • B. 

      B. metaphase

    • C. 

      C. anaphase

  • 18. 
    A cell in interphase is sometimes said to be resting. This is misleading. Why?
    • A. 

      A. Interphase cells are actively dividing

    • B. 

      B. Interphase cells are synthesizing RNA, proteins and growing in size

  • 19. 
    Every cell in the human body has ___ chromosom pairs.
    • A. 

      A. 22

    • B. 

      B. 23

    • C. 

      C.44

    • D. 

      D. 46

  • 20. 
    Mitosis _____________________.
    • A. 

      A. is the division of a cell's nucleus

    • B. 

      B. produces two new identical nuclei that are identical to the original nucleus

    • C. 

      C. is how cells divide to allow growth and replace worn out or damaged cells

    • D. 

      D. all of the above