Introduction to Viruses: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A common debate in biology centers on whether or not viruses are living things. What is a plausible reason that they could be considered living?

Question 2 2. The process whereby DNA is converted into mRNA is known as:

Question 3 3. Which of the following best describes a polymerase?

Question 4 4. A scientist identifies a strand of RNA that can be used directly to code for important viral proteins during viral replication. What have they found?

Question 5 5. Which of the following refers to the process by which viruses are expelled out of their host cell?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT true about reverse transcriptase?

Question 7 7. A viral capsid is composed of subunits called:

Question 8 8. Viral nucleic acids that comprise a viral genome can be:

Question 9 9. How can you explain that an adult who had chicken pox, is now at risk of the shingles infection if you know that both diseases are caused by the same virus?

Question 10 10. Why does it matter that HIV is a provirus?

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Question 11 11. Class III of the Baltimore classification system contains dsRNA viruses. Which of the following statements about this class is TRUE?

Question 12 12. Which variant of the icosahedral shape is found in some bacteriophages?

Question 13 13. All of the following are reasons why the icosahedral shape is a common viral shape that affects animals EXCEPT:

Question 14 14. A temperate virus is one that will first _____.

Question 15 15. The cycle of viral replication that typically results in host cell death is called the:

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Question 16 16. Why is smallpox is a notable exception to the general replication scheme of DNA viruses?

Question 17 17. Typically, how many offspring will the Lysogenic cycle produce?

Question 18 18. Which of the following are present in ALL virions?

Question 19 19. What is the function of a viral envelope?

Question 20 20. A virus that is in the lysogenic cycle is called:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is the best definition of a virion?

Question 22 22. A virus that infects a bacteria is known as a(n):

Question 23 23. Reverse transcriptase helps to convert:

Question 24 24. Which of the following could trigger the lytic cycle of a bacteriophage?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a method of viral release?

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Question 26 26. Translation is where:

Question 27 27. RNA viruses replicate in the:

Question 28 28. Which of the following is equivalent to mRNA used to produce the necessary enzymes and proteins for viral replication?

Question 29 29. Is a case of antigenic drift or antigenic shift, which is more likely to be responsible for a flu pandemic and why?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is TRUE about an antigenic shift?

Introduction to Viruses: Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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