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Viruses for High School Biology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Is a case of antigenic drift or antigenic shift, which is more likely to be responsible for a flu pandemic and why?

Question 2 2. Why are scientists debating if viruses are living organisms?

Question 3 3. A virus that is in the lysogenic cycle is called:

Question 4 4. During the process of viral replication _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following is TRUE about antigenic drift?

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Question 6 6. How is a Helical virus different from an Icosahedral virus?

Question 7 7. Reverse transcriptase helps to convert:

Question 8 8. Which of the following best describes a polymerase?

Question 9 9. Why is RdRp important?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements about DNA viruses that affect humans is FALSE?

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Question 11 11. A virus with an icosahedral shape that has a surrounding lipid bilayer that facilitates infection is known as _____ virus.

Question 12 12. Typically, how many offspring will the Lysogenic cycle produce?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. A viral capsid is composed of subunits called:

Question 15 15. What is the function of a viral envelope?

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Question 16 16. A virulent virus is one that is:

Question 17 17. Translation is where:

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

Question 19 19. The cycle of viral replication that typically results in host cell death is called the:

Question 20 20. +ssRNA has the same sense as:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements about +ssRNA viruses is TRUE?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is a common target for anti-HIV drugs?

Question 23 23. The cycle of viral replication whereby a prophage must detach its genome from the host genome prior to this cycle's commencement is called the:

Question 24 24. The process in which two viruses mix and match parts of their genome is called _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is TRUE about an antigenic shift?

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Question 26 26. An enzyme that makes strands of nucleotides can be which of the following?

Question 27 27. All of the following are reasons why the icosahedral shape is a common viral shape that affects animals EXCEPT:

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. How are glycoproteins important for a virus?

Question 30 30. RNA viruses replicate in the:

Viruses for High School Biology Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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