Meiosis Quiz Questions For Biology

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  • 1. 
    A zygote has
    • A. 

      1 set of chromosomes

    • B. 

      No chromosomes

    • C. 

      23 chromosomes

    • D. 

      2 sets of chromosomes

  • 2. 
    The division of cells to create germ cells is called
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      Diploid Split

    • C. 

      Cytokinesis

    • D. 

      Meiosis

  • 3. 
    Homologous means
    • A. 

      Different traits with same information

    • B. 

      Same trait with different information

    • C. 

      Different traits with different information

    • D. 

      Same traits with same information

  • 4. 
    Chromosomes contain
    • A. 

      Cells

    • B. 

      Genes, or genetic information

    • C. 

      Diploid cells

    • D. 

      Zygotes

  • 5. 
    Meiosis divides one diploid cell into
    • A. 

      4 haploid cells

    • B. 

      4 diploid cells

    • C. 

      2 haploid cells

    • D. 

      2 diploid cells

  • 6. 
    Our traits are determined by
    • A. 

      Our germ cells

    • B. 

      Our chromosomes

    • C. 

      Out homologous cells

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    A germ cell is
    • A. 

      Sometimes haploid, sometimes diploid, never triploid

    • B. 

      Triploid

    • C. 

      Diploid

    • D. 

      Hapolid

  • 8. 
    Crossing-over is when chromosomes:
    • A. 

      Exchange DNA strands

    • B. 

      Entangle

    • C. 

      Split

    • D. 

      Form sister chromosomes

  • 9. 
    Meiosis _________ the number of chromosomes of the parent cell
    • A. 

      Maintains

    • B. 

      Doubles

    • C. 

      Reduces

    • D. 

      Triples

  • 10. 
    When the cytoplasm and organelles divide at the end of meiosis I, it is called
    • A. 

      Telophase I

    • B. 

      Cytokenesis

    • C. 

      Telokenesis

    • D. 

      Metaphase II

  • 11. 
    A tetrad is a chromosome with
    • A. 

      Two chromosomes

    • B. 

      Four chromosomes

    • C. 

      No chromosomes

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Which is the very last phase for meiosos?
    • A. 

      Metaphase II

    • B. 

      Telophase II

    • C. 

      Anaphase I

    • D. 

      Prophase II

  • 13. 
    Crossing-over allows for
    • A. 

      More cells

    • B. 

      Less cells

    • C. 

      Each daughter cell to be unique

    • D. 

      Each daughter cell to be the same

  • 14. 
    In meiosis II, the two daughter cells are divided into what?
    • A. 

      Two daughter cells with half the number of chromosomes

    • B. 

      Four daughter cells with half the number of chromosomes

    • C. 

      Four cousin cells

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are differences between mitosis and meiosis?
    • A. 

      Number of times the cells divide

    • B. 

      Number of chromosomes in the parent cells

    • C. 

      Exchange of genetic information

    • D. 

      Both A and C