GRE Biology: The Transcription & Translation Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which single nucleotide makes up the 5' cap?

Question 2 2. All of the following statements are true, EXCEPT:

Question 3 3. Which part(s) of a gene produces a protein product?

Question 4 4. In which step does the ribosome reach a stop codon and end the process of translation?

Question 5 5. The _____ codon starts the message and also codes for methionine.

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Question 6 6. What does the 't' stand for in tRNA?

Question 7 7. How many amino acids are specified by each different codon?

Question 8 8. Which of the following describes a group of related genes in a prokaryote's DNA?

Question 9 9. The repressor blocks RNA polymerase from binding to the promoter, making _____ impossible.

Question 10 10. How many nucleotide bases make up a codon?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is the process of transferring genetic information from DNA to RNA?

Question 12 12. All of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. Which part of the lac operon codes for the lactose digesting enzymes?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. What is the term for a distinct section of DNA that codes for one protein?

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Question 16 16. A scientist identifies two different structures that both specify the same amino acid. How would the scientist describe these structures?

Question 17 17. Before an mRNA molecule is finished with RNA processing, what is it called?

Question 18 18. Which two types of nucleic acids move into the ribosome during translation?

Question 19 19. Which type of RNA molecule contains an anticodon?

Question 20 20. Which parts of a gene were originally thought of as 'junk DNA'?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following terms encompasses all the cellular activities involved in building protein molecules?

Question 22 22. Why are ribosomes important?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is the enzyme that adds RNA nucleotides to build off of the antisense strand?

Question 24 24. How many subunits make up the ribosome complex?

Question 25 25. In which step does the polypeptide continue to grow as amino acids are added to the chain?

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Question 26 26. The letters used in the codon chart are reflections of which type of code?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is the correct sequence in which a DNA sequence is used to produce a protein?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a segment of DNA?

Question 29 29. Which is the strand that serves as the template for transcription?

Question 30 30. Operons are only found in what kind of cell?

GRE Biology: The Transcription & Translation Process Chapter Exam Instructions

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