Unit 3a: Chromosomes And Meiosis

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Meiosis Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Cells that make up the body tissues and organs are called ___.
    • A. 

      Somatic cells

    • B. 

      Gametes

    • C. 

      Haploid cells

    • D. 

      Binary cells

  • 2. 
    Cells that are produced by germ cells through the process of meiosis are called ___.
    • A. 

      Somatic cells

    • B. 

      Gametes

    • C. 

      Diploid cells

    • D. 

      Binary cells

  • 3. 
    Cells that have only one copy of an organisms chromosomes are said to be ___.
    • A. 

      Somatic cells

    • B. 

      Diploid cells

    • C. 

      Haploid cells

    • D. 

      Binary cells

  • 4. 
    A female gamete ___.
    • A. 

      Is produced in the testes.

    • B. 

      Is called an ovum or an egg cell.

    • C. 

      Is called a spermatocyte.

    • D. 

      Is called a polar body.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not true of sex chromosomes?
    • A. 

      Sex chromosomes determine the gender of an individual.

    • B. 

      Sex chromosomes contain information about all of your body tissues.

    • C. 

      Sex chromosomes are labeled X and Y in humans.

    • D. 

      Sperm cells have either an X chromosome or a Y chromosome.

  • 6. 
    Chromosomes that have the same length, the same appearance, and the same gene loci are called ___.
    • A. 

      Homologous chromosomes

    • B. 

      Sex chromosomes

    • C. 

      Autosomes

    • D. 

      Chromosomal triploids

  • 7. 
    Chromosome that contain genes for non-sexual characteristics are called ___.
    • A. 

      Homologous chromosomes

    • B. 

      Sex chromosomes

    • C. 

      Autosomes

    • D. 

      Polar bodies

  • 8. 
    The process by which two gametes fuse and offspring that are a genetic mixture of both parents are produced is called ___.
    • A. 

      Sexual reproduction

    • B. 

      Asexual reproduction

    • C. 

      Binary fission

    • D. 

      Sexual maturation

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not true of fertilization?
    • A. 

      Fertilization results in a diploid cell.

    • B. 

      Fertilization results in a cell called a zygote.

    • C. 

      Fertilization is the fusion of an ovum and a spermatozoa.

    • D. 

      Fertilization occurs in all life forms.

  • 10. 
    A cell that has two copies of each chromosome is said to be ___.
    • A. 

      Diploid

    • B. 

      Haploid

    • C. 

      Triploid

    • D. 

      A gamete

  • 11. 
    A form of nuclear division that divides a diploid cell into haploid cells and produces gametes is known as ___.
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      Meiosis

    • C. 

      Cellular regeneration

    • D. 

      Binary fission

  • 12. 
    A process by which gametes are produced through the combination of meiosis and other maturational changes is known as ___.
    • A. 

      Gametogenesis

    • B. 

      Sexual reproduction

    • C. 

      Fertilization

    • D. 

      Binary fission

  • 13. 
    A haploid cell produced during meiosis in the ovaries that disintegrates and is reabsorbed is called a(n) ___.
    • A. 

      Ovum

    • B. 

      Polar body

    • C. 

      Spermatozoa

    • D. 

      Oocyte

  • 14. 
    The cells in the ovaries and testes that actually go through meiosis to produce haploid cells are called ___.
    • A. 

      Germ cells

    • B. 

      Oocytes

    • C. 

      Spermatocytes

    • D. 

      Gametes

  • 15. 
    Homologous chromosomes exchange information from time to time through a process called crossing over. During which stage of meiosis does this occur?
    • A. 

      Prophase I

    • B. 

      Metaphase II

    • C. 

      Prophase II

    • D. 

      Telophase I

  • 16. 
    An immature ovum is called a(n) ___.
    • A. 

      Oocyte

    • B. 

      Spermatocyte

    • C. 

      Gamete

    • D. 

      Polar body

  • 17. 
    An immature spermatozoa is called a(n) ___.
    • A. 

      Sperm cell

    • B. 

      Gametetocyte

    • C. 

      Spermatocyte

    • D. 

      Polar body

  • 18. 
    Which of the following does not describe Metaphase I of meiosis?
    • A. 

      The homologous chromosomes line up in the middle of the cell.

    • B. 

      The homologous chromosomes pair up.

    • C. 

      A metaphase plate is present.

    • D. 

      Both copies of chromosome 4 line up on the same side.

  • 19. 
    Which of the describes Anaphase II of meiosis?
    • A. 

      Sister chromatids are pulled to opposite sides of the cell.

    • B. 

      Homologous chromosomes are pulled to opposite sides of the cell.

    • C. 

      The nuclear membrane disintegrates.

    • D. 

      A cleavage furrow forms.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following could describe either Telophase I or Telophase II?
    • A. 

      A cleavage furrow forms

    • B. 

      The nuclear membrane disintegrates

    • C. 

      Chromosomes are pulled to opposite sides of the cell

    • D. 

      The DNA is replicated