Learn Genetics Online: Cell Division

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Cell Quizzes & Trivia

Questions to test your basic understanding of cell division.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A eukaryotic cell, such as a human cell, is larger than a prokaryotic cell, such as a bacterium. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Check ALL of the statements which are true about a human sperm cell.
    • A. 

      Sperm cells have the same amount of DNA as any other human cell.

    • B. 

      Sperm cells contain just one copy of each of the 23 human chromosomes.

    • C. 

      The head of a sperm cell is almost all nucleus to make it a more efficient swimmer.

    • D. 

      The human sperm cell is approximately the same size as a human egg cell.

  • 3. 
    Check ALL of the statements which are true about DNA.
    • A. 

      DNA encodes a detailed set of plans, like a blueprint, for building different parts of the cell.

    • B. 

      DNA stands for DeoxyRibonucleic Acid.

    • C. 

      DNA lives in the nucleus of the cell, but is permitted to leave as necessary.

    • D. 

      The DNA molecule comes in the form of a twisted ladder shape called a "double helix".

  • 4. 
    The 23rd set of chromosomes are the sex chromosomes, because they determine gender. A typical human female will have two X chromosomes, or XX. On the other hand, a typical human male will only have one X chromosome and one ______ chromosome. 
  • 5. 
    All living things have 46 chromosomes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following correctly displays complementary base-pairing of DNA nucleotides?
    • A. 

      A always bonds with G, and C always bonds with T.

    • B. 

      A always bonds with C, and G always bonds with T.

    • C. 

      A always bonds with T, and C always bonds with G.

    • D. 

      None of the above are true.

    • E. 

      All of the above are true.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following do scientists use to "read" a set of chromosomes? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Size

    • B. 

      Banding Pattern

    • C. 

      Centromere Position

  • 8. 
    In DNA replication, what is the name of the enzyme that adds in complementary nucleotides?
    • A. 

      DNA helicase

    • B. 

      DNA ligase

    • C. 

      DNA polymerase

  • 9. 
    Check all of the following that are true about DNA replication:
    • A. 

      DNA replicates in both directions.

    • B. 

      DNA Polymerase uses complementary base-pairing rules to add in new nucleotides.

    • C. 

      DNA replication happens in the cytoplasm.

    • D. 

      DNA replication happens after cell division.

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