Meiosis Biology Trivia Quiz

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Meiosis Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Name the two reproductive cells that humans have
    • A. 

      Liver and Heart

    • B. 

      Hair and Skin

    • C. 

      Eggs and Sperm

    • D. 

      Eggs and Spleen

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Somatic Cells

    • B. 

      Gametes

    • C. 

      Body Cells

    • D. 

      Immune Cells

  • 3. 
    What type of reproductive cycle produces gametes?
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      Meiosis

    • C. 

      G1 Cycle

    • D. 

      DNA Replication

  • 4. 
    Meiosis produces cells that...
    • A. 

      Have the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell

    • B. 

      Have double the number of chromosomes as the parent cell

    • C. 

      Have two less chromosomes than the parent cell

    • D. 

      Have half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell

  • 5. 
    In humans, our body cells each contain 46 chromosomes while our gametes each contain only 23 chromosomes. We could describe our gametes as:
    • A. 

      Haploid

    • B. 

      Diploid

    • C. 

      Haplodiploid

    • D. 

      Triploid

  • 6. 
    We know that dragonfly wing cells each contain 10 chromosomes. We find another dragonfly cell that only has 5 chromosomes. What conclusions can we draw about that cell?
    • A. 

      It is a somatic cell created through mitosis

    • B. 

      It is a somatic cell created through meiosis

    • C. 

      It is a gamete cell created through mitosis

    • D. 

      It is a gamete cell created through meiosis

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Increases the lifespan of the cell

    • B. 

      Increases genetic variation in the gametes

    • C. 

      Decreases genetic variation in the population

    • D. 

      Decreases the chance of harmful mutations

  • 8. 
    Nondisjunction is causes by a mistake in the separation of chromosomes in which reproductive cycle?
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      Meiosis

    • C. 

      Interphase

    • D. 

      Prophase