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AP Biology: The Transcription and Translation Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In which phase of transcription does the RNA polymerase attach to the promoter sequence of DNA?

Question 2 2. Which strand of DNA serves as the template for transcription?

Question 3 3. Operons are only found in what kind of cell?

Question 4 4. Which of the following describes a group of related genes in a prokaryote's DNA?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is the process of transferring genetic information from DNA to RNA?

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Question 6 6. A scientist identifies two different structures that both specify the same amino acid. How would the scientist describe these structures?

Question 7 7. What is the term for a distinct section of DNA that codes for one protein?

Question 8 8. During translation protein X, the codon UAA is found on the mRNA. This codon codes for _____.

Question 9 9. How many subunits make up the ribosome complex?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is the process of decoding RNA as instructions for building an amino acid chain?

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Question 11 11. The lac operon codes for the enzyme that help digest the sugar _____.

Question 12 12. What is another term for a chain of amino acids?

Question 13 13. All of the following statements are true, EXCEPT:

Question 14 14. Before an mRNA molecule is finished with RNA processing, what is it called?

Question 15 15. What makes the lac repressor fall off the lac operator?

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Question 16 16.

Use the chart to decode this strand of mRNA:

AUGUCAGAUUGA

Question 17 17. Which of the following describes an increase in gene expression?

Question 18 18. Because the same codons specify the same amino acids in nearly all organisms, we say that the genetic code is _____.

Question 19 19. Where in the cell does transcription occur?

Question 20 20. What is the anticodon for the codon AAG?

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Question 21 21. What does the 'm' stand for in 'mRNA'?

Question 22 22. While studying for an upcoming test, your friend Jane tells you that prokaryotic cells process their RNA in the nucleus. Is this a correct statement? Why or why not?

Question 23 23. Which two types of nucleic acids move into the ribosome during translation?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a segment of DNA?

Question 25 25. How many amino acids are specified by each different codon?

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Question 26 26. How many nucleotide bases make up a codon?

Question 27 27. What type of molecule is released during the formation of a peptide bond?

Question 28 28. All of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT:

Question 29 29. Which part of the lac operon codes for the lactose digesting enzymes?

Question 30 30. In which step do the tRNA and mRNA first join up in the ribosome?

AP Biology: The Transcription and Translation Process Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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