The Transcription and Translation Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following describes a group of related genes in a prokaryote's DNA?

Question 2 2. A mutation occurs such that a spliceosome cannot remove one of the introns in a gene. What effect will this have on that gene?

Question 3 3. The letters used in the codon chart come from which type of nucleic acid strand?

Question 4 4. Which is the strand that serves as the template for transcription?

Question 5 5. The central dogma of molecular biology states that _ is transcribed into _, which is (are) translated into _.

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Question 6 6. The ability of codons to match with the appropriate amino acids is called _____.

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

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

Question 9 9. What does the 'm' stand for in 'mRNA'?

Question 10 10. The _____ codon starts the message and also codes for methionine.

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Question 11 11. Which part of the tRNA base-pairs with the codon in the mRNA?

Question 12 12. Termination of translation requires what?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements about transcription in prokaryotic cells is true?

Question 14 14. In which step does the ribosome reach a stop codon and end the process of translation?

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

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Question 16 16. If the DNA encoding a nuclear signal sequence were placed in the gene for a cytoplasmic protein, what would happen to the protein?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is the enzyme that adds RNA nucleotides to build off of the antisense strand?

Question 18 18. Which type of RNA molecule contains an anticodon?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is the correct sequence in which a DNA sequence is used to produce a protein?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements about RNA polymerase is false?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following describes an increase in gene expression?

Question 22 22. Which parts of a gene were originally thought of as 'junk DNA'?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements about Peptidyl transferase is true?

Question 24 24. All of the following statements are true, EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. In which step do the tRNA and mRNA first join up in the ribosome?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is the process of transferring genetic information from DNA to RNA?

Question 27 27. Translation of messenger RNA into protein occurs in a _ direction, and from _ terminus to _ terminus.

Question 28 28. What are the functions of spliceosomes in RNA splicing?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is a gene product?

Question 30 30.

Use the chart to decode this strand of mRNA:

AUGUCAGAUUGA

The Transcription and Translation Process Chapter Exam Instructions

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