GRE Biology: DNA Replication Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How many rounds of DNA Replication were needed to disprove the Conservative method?

Question 2 2. Which enzyme is responsible for laying down the daughter nucleotides during DNA replication?

Question 3 3. What is the cellular process in which a new copy of DNA is created?

Question 4 4. Which is the enzyme that builds the RNA primer?

Question 5 5.

Using the given information, determine the correct order of the following events during the replication of the lagging strand.

a. The DNA double helix unwinds.

b. The Okazaki fragments are joined.

c. The RNA primase builds an RNA primer on the parent strand.

d. Nucleotides are added and matched to the parent strand.

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Question 6 6. Why do we call DNA an antiparallel molecule?

Question 7 7. What kind of organism was used to investigate the method of DNA Replication?

Question 8 8. Where are hydrogen bonds located within the DNA?

Question 9 9. The Dispersive method of DNA Replication was disproved when the scientists observed...

Question 10 10. Why can't DNA polymerase work continuously on both parent strands?

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Question 11 11. Which word part is used to designate that a molecule is an enzyme?

Question 12 12. What are the small components (monomers) that make up the large DNA polymer?

Question 13 13. Because hydrogen bonds are weak bonds, they create a perfect site for _____.

Question 14 14. Who performed the experiment that proved semi-conservative DNA replication was correct?

Question 15 15. How is the N-15 isotope different from the N-14 atom?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following BEST explains the role of DNA polymerase?

Question 17 17. Why does N-15 DNA sink to a lower level than N-14 in a centrifuge tube?

Question 18 18. Which of the parent DNA strands is replicated discontinuously?

Question 19 19. The location where the process of DNA replication begins is called the _____.

Question 20 20. In which method of DNA Replication would new DNA consist of alternating parent and daughter DNA?

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Question 21 21. When DNA helicase separates the two parental strands, it creates a Y-shape called a _____.

Question 22 22. What is the purpose of the RNA primer?

Question 23 23. Why is it necessary that the DNA helicase unwinds the DNA?

Question 24 24. The replication of DNA is a complex process; all of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT

Question 25 25. What happens to the RNA primer once DNA replication is begun by DNA polymerase?

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Question 26 26. Which enzyme is responsible for binding Okazaki fragments together?

Question 27 27. Which is the strand that replicates just as quickly as the replication fork opens up?

Question 28 28. In which method of DNA Replication would all parent DNA be conserved in the original molecule?

Question 29 29. How many replication forks are contained in each replication bubble?

Question 30 30. Which is the enzyme that attaches daughter nucleotides to the parent strand during DNA replication?

GRE Biology: DNA Replication Chapter Exam Instructions

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