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Mitosis & Meiosis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Crossing over occurs during which phase of meiosis?

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements is NOT true of meiosis?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4.

Replication precedes which of the following types of cell division?

I. Mitosis

II. Meiosis I

III. Meiosis II

Question 5 5. Which of the following structures is unique to meiosis?

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Question 6 6. The primary type of microtubule that anchors the spindle poles in preparation for mitosis is

Question 7 7. The organelle that serves as a microtubule organizing center during cell division is the

Question 8 8. If the cell of a diploid organism (2n=4) undergoes mitosis, how many chromosomes are present in each daughter cell?

Question 9 9.

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

I. Mitosis

II. Meiosis I

III. Meiosis II

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11.

Chromatids can be found in which of the following types of cell division?

I. Mitosis

II. Meiosis I

III. Meiosis II

Question 12 12. ____ is a special type of cell division that makes gamete cells for sexual reproduction.

Question 13 13. During this step, the nuclear membrane breaks down.

Question 14 14. Chromosome de-condensation occurs during this step.

Question 15 15.

Which of the following events occur during prophase II?

I. Kinetochores assemble on each tetrad

II. Chromosome condensation

III. Spindle apparatus assembly

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Question 16 16. A scientist is studying an organism with a mutation which reduces the efficiency of tetrad formation. This defect would most likely affect the ability to:

Question 17 17. After meiosis I, each daughter cell contains:

Question 18 18. The primary type of microtubule that positions the chromosome in preparation for mitosis is

Question 19 19. Part of the cell cytoskeleton, these are a major component of the mitotic spindle.

Question 20 20. Which of the following meiosis II events are correctly ordered?

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Question 21 21. Organize these steps in the order in which they would occur during cell division.

Question 22 22. The protein structure on a chromosome to which microtubules may attach is a

Question 23 23.

Which of the following events occur during prophase?

I. Centrosome duplication

II. Centrosome movement to the spindle poles

III. Centrosome organization of the spindle apparatus

Question 24 24. Chromosomes are maximally condensed at this step.

Question 25 25.

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

Mitosis & Meiosis Chapter Exam Instructions

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