Meiosis

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Meiosis Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    In which phase of meiosis does crossing over occur?
    • A. 

      Prophase II

    • B. 

      Metaphase I

    • C. 

      Metaphase II

    • D. 

      Prophase I

  • 2. 
    In which phase would you see chromosomes splitting into chromatids?
    • A. 

      Metaphase I

    • B. 

      Anaphase I

    • C. 

      Metaphase II

    • D. 

      Anaphase II

  • 3. 
    The purpose of meiosis is:
    • A. 

      To create 4 genetically different diploid cells

    • B. 

      To create 4 genetically different haploid cells

    • C. 

      To create 2 genetically different diploid cells

    • D. 

      To create 2 genetically different haploid cells

  • 4. 
    Check ALL that apply to meiosis.
    • A. 

      Production of somatic cells

    • B. 

      Independent assortment

    • C. 

      Prepares for reproduction

    • D. 

      Production of diploid cells

    • E. 

      Production of gametes

  • 5. 
    Which phase of meiosis is shown here?
    • A. 

      Metaphase I

    • B. 

      Anaphase I

    • C. 

      Prophase II

    • D. 

      Anaphase II

  • 6. 
    Which important event does this image represent?
    • A. 

      Independent assortment

    • B. 

      Spermatogenesis

    • C. 

      Crossing over

    • D. 

      Oogenesis

  • 7. 
    Cells in the testes undergo a process called _________________ to produce mature sperm.
    • A. 

      Spermatocreation

    • B. 

      Oogenesis

    • C. 

      Spermatogenesis

    • D. 

      Mitosis

  • 8. 
    Which best describes Independent Assortment?
    • A. 

      Homologous chromosomes exchange pieces of genetic material

    • B. 

      Homologous chromosomes line up along the metaphase plate at random

    • C. 

      Chromosomes seperate into chromatids in anaphase II

    • D. 

      The creation of 4 identical haploid cells due to meiosis

  • 9. 
    Which phase of meiosis is shown here?
    • A. 

      Metaphase II

    • B. 

      Metaphase I

    • C. 

      Prophase II

    • D. 

      Prophase I

  • 10. 
    Which phase FOLLOWS this one?
    • A. 

      Telophase I

    • B. 

      Prophase I

    • C. 

      Telophase II

    • D. 

      Prophase II

  • 11. 
    Which phase is shown here?
    • A. 

      Anaphase I

    • B. 

      Metaphase I

    • C. 

      Prophase II

    • D. 

      Metaphase II

  • 12. 
    Check all that apply to prophase I :
    • A. 

      Synapsis occurs

    • B. 

      First phase of meiosis

    • C. 

      Tetrad formed

    • D. 

      Crossing over occurs

    • E. 

      Important phase for genetic variation

    • F. 

      Diploid cell

  • 13. 
      Small cells produced during oogenesis when the cytoplasm divides unevenly and degenerates are called:   
    • A. 

      Eggs

    • B. 

      Fertilized cells

    • C. 

      Sperm

    • D. 

      Polar bodies

  • 14. 
    The following image is a result of which process?
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      Meiosis

    • C. 

      Fertilization

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 15. 
    Which best explains the benefit of crossing over and independent assortment to the process of meiosis?
    • A. 

      Both allow for genetic recombination

    • B. 

      Both lead only to the creation of sperm

    • C. 

      Both lead only to the creation of eggs

    • D. 

      Both allow for identical genetic material in the gametic cells produced