Mutation/Codon Quiz

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In the study of biology, we define a mutation as a permanent change in the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism. In general, these mutations can be quite harmful to the creature it has an effect on, with cancer itself being a direct result of mutation. That said, it’s also responsible for evolution, so it has its ebbs and flows. What can you tell us about mutation? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Trascription is the process in which mRNA and tRNA are read to make protiens
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Translation is the process where mRNA is created using DNA as a template
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A grouping of three nucleotides that codes for specific amino acids.
    • A. 

      Codon

    • B. 

      Anti-codon

    • C. 

      RNA

    • D. 

      DNA

  • 4. 
    What Amino Acid does GCU code for?
  • 5. 
    What Amino Acid does UCA code for?
  • 6. 
    What type of Gene mutation is this an example of? Max=Marx
    • A. 

      Insertion

    • B. 

      Deletion

    • C. 

      Substitution

    • D. 

      Inversion

  • 7. 
    What type of Gene mutation is this an example of? Max=ax
    • A. 

      Insertion

    • B. 

      Deletion

    • C. 

      Substitution

    • D. 

      Inversion

  • 8. 
    Which type of chromosome mutation is shown by the first chromosome (the Bluish/grey one)
    • A. 

      Deletion

    • B. 

      Translocation

    • C. 

      Inversion

    • D. 

      Duplication

  • 9. 
    Which type of chromosome mutation is shown by the third chromosome (the green one)
    • A. 

      Deletion

    • B. 

      Translocation

    • C. 

      Inversion

    • D. 

      Duplication

  • 10. 
    Which type of chromosome mutation is shown by the second chromosome (the orange/yellow one)
    • A. 

      Deletion

    • B. 

      Translocation

    • C. 

      Inversion

    • D. 

      Duplication