Ultimate Trivia Quiz On Biotechnology

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Biotechnology Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome to another biological quiz, where today we’ll be looking at the many different technological applications that use biological systems and the organisms living within them – all under the umbrella of biotechnology. What do you know about the subject? Tell us all about it in this ultimate trivia quiz on biotechnology!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is recombinant DNA?
    • A. 

      Can be produced in bacteria, viruses or yeast

    • B. 

      Transferable between species

    • C. 

      DNA that has been altered to contain genes or portions of genes from different organisms

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What is a transgenic organism?
    • A. 

      Plants and animals that express DNA that has been modified or derived from other species

    • B. 

      Also known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 3. 
    Which of the following can happen on it's own in nature?
    • A. 

      Mutations

    • B. 

      Recombinants

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a short segment of DNA with "sticky ends"?
    • A. 

      PCR

    • B. 

      RFLP

    • C. 

      STR

    • D. 

      DNA Fingerprint

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    Which is a process that makes more DNA?
    • A. 

      PCR

    • B. 

      RFLP

    • C. 

      STR

    • D. 

      DNA Fingerprint

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 6. 
    Which of the following will separate segments of DNA?
    • A. 

      Gel Electrophoresis

    • B. 

      Polymer Electrophoresis

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 7. 
    Which is used for the sequencing of DNA?
    • A. 

      Gel Electrophoresis

    • B. 

      Polymer Electrophoresis

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 8. 
    Which of a following is a procedure that has already been successful in the agriculture arena?
    • A. 

      The addition of DNA into crops for the resistance to diseases

    • B. 

      The sterilization of hybrid crops to keep them fromnatujralizing

    • C. 

      The ability to resist insects with the addition of an enzyme

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 9. 
    Probes are used in DNA to do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Highlight repeated segments on genes

    • B. 

      Identify an important disease causing gene

    • C. 

      Identify a gene that is not functioning correctly

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 10. 
    Of the following, which is used to get a foreign gene into an organism?
    • A. 

      Viruses

    • B. 

      Bacterial plasmids

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither