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AP Biology - Cell Division: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Which of the following roles in the cell could non-coding DNA perform?

I. Provide structural support at the end of chromosomes.

II. Encode a protein that will play a significant role in cell division.

III. Serve functional purposes.

Question 2 2. _____ is a protein that plays a central role in DNA folding.

Question 3 3. The egg cell of a rabbit, which is a diploid organism, has 22 chromosomes. How many chromosomes can be found in a rabbit's neuron cell?

Question 4 4.

Replication precedes which of the following types of cell division?

I. Mitosis

II. Meiosis I

III. Meiosis II

Question 5 5. If a human has forty-six chromosomes, what is the maximum number of chromatids that could be found in a cell in a normal human body?

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Question 6 6. At conception, your mother contributed a gene that encoded for the sickle hemoglobin (hemoglobin S), while your father contributed the same gene that encoded for normal hemoglobin (hemoglobin A). Which of the following denotes the DNA structures which carry these variants?

Question 7 7. If the cell of a diploid organism (2n = 6) undergoes meiosis, how many different chromosome homologs are present in each daughter cell at the end of meiosis I?

Question 8 8. Organize these steps in the order in which they would occur during cell division.

Question 9 9.

Which of the following statements about gametes are true?

I. In sexual reproduction, each parent provides genetic material for the formation of either an egg or a sperm cell.

II. Gametes are produced by mitosis.

III. If a sexually reproducing organism is diploid, the gametes are haploid.

Question 10 10.

Which of the following is/are consequences of meiotic recombination?

I. Increased genetic diversity

II. Exchange of parts of homologous chromosomes

III. Stabilization of chromosomes at the metaphase plate

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

Question 12 12. Which of the following characteristics is unique to meiosis?

Question 13 13. What is the maximum number of sister chromatids that can exist during mitosis for any given chromosome?

Question 14 14. A discrete unit of DNA that produces a protein that provides the functionality a cell needs is _____.

Question 15 15. The protein structure on a chromosome to which microtubules may attach is a

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Question 16 16. If the cell of a diploid organism (2n=4) undergoes mitosis, how many chromosomes are present in each daughter cell?

Question 17 17. Chromosomes are maximally condensed at this step.

Question 18 18. A picture in which all of the homologous chromosomes of an organism have been stained and organized is called a(n):

Question 19 19. If the diploid chromosome count in humans is 46, how many pairs of homologous chromosomes are there?

Question 20 20. The organelle that serves as a microtubule organizing center during cell division is the

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Question 21 21.

Sister chromatids segregate to opposite poles during which of the following types of cell division?

I. Mitosis

II. Meiosis I

III. Meiosis II

Question 22 22. If the cell of a diploid organism (2n = 6) undergoes meiosis, how many chromosomes are present in each daughter cell at the end of meiosis II?

Question 23 23.

Loss of one of the telomeres of a chromosome could result in which of the following?

I. Chromosome shortening

II. Loss of genomic information

III. An increase in chromosome number

Question 24 24. Otherwise known as one of two copies of a replicated chromosome

Question 25 25. A diploid cell which has one copy of chromosome 16 would be _____.

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Question 26 26. Sickle cell anemia results from a mutation in the hemoglobin gene on both homologous chromosomes. At conception, which of the following is a plausible explanation for why some people with this mutation might not be at risk of developing sickle cell anemia?

Question 27 27. Which of the following structures is unique to meiosis?

Question 28 28. The primary type of microtubule that anchors the spindle poles in preparation for mitosis is

Question 29 29.

Which of the following events occur during prophase II?

I. Kinetochores assemble on each tetrad

II. Chromosome condensation

III. Spindle apparatus assembly

Question 30 30.

Which of the following structures does NOT participate in the cell division of a sunflower cell?

I. Contractile ring

II. Cell plate

III. Vesicle

AP Biology - Cell Division: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam Instructions

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