Meiosis

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Meiosis Quizzes & Trivia

Cellular reproduction.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The definition of haploid is
    • A. 

      A condition of having twice as many chromosomes

    • B. 

      A condition of having half as many chromosomes

    • C. 

      A condition of being sick

  • 2. 
    A gamete is
    • A. 

      The first phase in interphase

    • B. 

      A cellular organelle

    • C. 

      A reproductive cell

  • 3. 
    Check all that apply: A sperm cell is...
    • A. 

      A reproductive cell in females

    • B. 

      A reproductive cell in males

    • C. 

      A zygote

    • D. 

      Haploid

  • 4. 
    Human cells have 46 chromosomes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    At the end of Meiosis 1 there are two daughter cells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    At the end of Meiosis 1 the daughter cells have half as many chromosomes as the parent cell.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Meiosis has two phases. Both of which contain a phase where crossing over occurs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Crossing over is important because it provides a method of genetic variation. In other words, it is a way to ensure that gametes have some genetic differences from their parent cells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What are homologus chromosomes?
    • A. 

      They are gametes that are formed by the same parent.

    • B. 

      Chromosomes that code for the same traits.

    • C. 

      Genetic material that needs to be copied before meiosis can begin.

  • 10. 
    If a fruit fly has 8 chromosomes in its body cells. The gametes would have ___ chromosomes.
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      4

  • 11. 
    Metaphase in Meiosis 1 and Metaphase in Meiosis 2 are different because
    • A. 

      The chromosomes that are lining up in the middle of the cell in Meiosis 1 are homologus pairs.

    • B. 

      During metaphase in Meiosis 1, the chromosomes are already splitting away from each other.

    • C. 

      During meiosis 1 the nuclear membrane is still intact.