Biology Trivia Questions Quiz On Cell Division! Practice Test

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Biology Trivia Questions Quiz On Cell Division! Practice Test

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  • 1. 
    Any of the alternative forms of a gene that occurs at a specific place on a chromosome are known as ___.
    • A. 

      Alleles

    • B. 

      Genes

    • C. 

      Chromosomes

    • D. 

      Recessive traits

  • 2. 
    In humans, a ___ cell has ___ chromosomes.
    • A. 

      Haploid ... 46

    • B. 

      Haploid ... 23

    • C. 

      Diploid ... 50

    • D. 

      Diploid ... 23

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    A cell that has two copies of each chromosome is said to be ___.
    • A. 

      Diploid

    • B. 

      Haploid

    • C. 

      Triploid

    • D. 

      A gamete

  • 5. 
    Each set of three nucleotides on mRNA coding for an amino acid is referred to as a(n) ___.
    • A. 

      Codon

    • B. 

      Anticodon

    • C. 

      Ribosome

    • D. 

      Base pair

  • 6. 
    Messenger RNA is formed in the process of ___.
    • A. 

      Transcription

    • B. 

      Translation

    • C. 

      Replication

    • D. 

      Mutation

  • 7. 
    The process by which a DNA molecule is copied is ___.
    • A. 

      Transcription

    • B. 

      Translation

    • C. 

      Replication

    • D. 

      Mutation

  • 8. 
    Which DNA sequence produced an mRNA strand with the sequence AGUACA?
    • A. 

      UCAUGU

    • B. 

      TCATGT

    • C. 

      GUACAG

    • D. 

      CAGTAC

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is a pair of complementary bases?
    • A. 

      Cytosine and cytosine

    • B. 

      Thymine and adenine

    • C. 

      Adenine and guanine

    • D. 

      Thymine and ctyosine

  • 10. 
    There are literally hundreds of thousands of different organic molecules. Which statement best explains how this is possible?
    • A. 

      Elements can make an unlimited number of chemical bonds.

    • B. 

      Carbon is unique in that it can make four chemical bonds.

    • C. 

      Carbon can make twenty bonds to other carbon atoms.

    • D. 

      Organic molecules are acidic.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of RNA?
    • A. 

      It contains uracil.

    • B. 

      It contains thymine.

    • C. 

      It is made of only one strand.

    • D. 

      It transfers genes to the ribosome.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following describes DNA?
    • A. 

      It contains uracil.

    • B. 

      It contains the sugar ribose.

    • C. 

      It controls the production of proteins.

    • D. 

      It is made of amino acids.

  • 13. 
    The functional group -NH2 is called the ____.
    • A. 

      Amino group

    • B. 

      Acid group

    • C. 

      Hydroxide group

    • D. 

      Fatty acid

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a structural form of carbohydrate?
    • A. 

      Cellulose

    • B. 

      Starch

    • C. 

      Enzyme

    • D. 

      RNA

  • 15. 
    Which of the following monomers make up a lipid?
    • A. 

      Glycerol and fatty acid

    • B. 

      Glycerol and amino acids

    • C. 

      Glycerol and nucleic acids

    • D. 

      Thymine and guanine

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is NOT a nucleotide found in DNA?
    • A. 

      Adenine

    • B. 

      Cytosine

    • C. 

      Uracil

    • D. 

      Guanine

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is a polymer of nucleotides?
    • A. 

      Nucleic Acid

    • B. 

      Protein

    • C. 

      Carbohydrate

    • D. 

      Lipid

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is a polymer of amino acids?
    • A. 

      Protein

    • B. 

      Carbohydrate

    • C. 

      Lipid

    • D. 

      Nucleic Acid

  • 19. 
    What is the main function of the Krebs cycle?
    • A. 

      Breaking down pyruvate molecules to form molecules of NADH and oxygen

    • B. 

      Forming citric acid to make NADH, water, and carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Producing molecules that carry high-energy electrons to the electron transport chain

    • D. 

      Bonding coenzyme A to pyruvate

  • 20. 
    Which phrase best describes the electron transport chain in photosynthesis?
    • A. 

      A chain of photosynthetic proteins located in the stroma

    • B. 

      A collection of enzymes used to make ADP

    • C. 

      A series of proteins located in the thylakoid membrane

    • D. 

      A group of enzymes that carries energy to the Calvin cycle

  • 21. 
    The process by which plants use sunlight to make glucose is called ___.
    • A. 

      Photosynthesis

    • B. 

      Cellular respiration

    • C. 

      The cell cycle

    • D. 

      Mitosis

  • 22. 
    Which of the following takes place in the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis?
    • A. 

      Sugars are made.

    • B. 

      Energy is captured.

    • C. 

      Chlorophyll is pumped.

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide is formed.

  • 23. 
    The main light-absorbing molecules found in plant leaves are called
    • A. 

      Chloroplasts

    • B. 

      Thylakoids

    • C. 

      Chlorophyll

    • D. 

      Grana

  • 24. 
    Which of the following statements best describes the process of photosynthesis?
    • A. 

      Plants use oxygen to make simple sugars.

    • B. 

      Chlorophyll builds sugars in the thylakoid membrane.

    • C. 

      Light breaks down water molecules and releases carbon dioxide.

    • D. 

      Chloroplasts absorb sunlight and store chemical energy.

  • 25. 
    What is the term for the jelly-like substance that is contained inside the cell membrane?
    • A. 

      Cytoplasm

    • B. 

      Nucleus

    • C. 

      Organelle

    • D. 

      DNA

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