Base Pairs: Definition & Types


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What do we call the attraction that allows bases to pair with each other?

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1. Which of the following responses most accurately describes a hydrogen bond?

2. In both RNA and DNA, guanine bonds with which one of the following bases?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you want to pass this short quiz, you'll need to understand bases, bonds and the structure of DNA and RNA. Each question has a multiple-choice list of potential answers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you can answer quiz questions on the following:

  • The attraction allowing bases to pair with each other
  • The characteristics of hydrogen bonds
  • What guanine bonds with in RNA and DNA
  • The best descriptions of RNA and DNA structures
  • The process in which daughter strands are created from unzipped DNA

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as daughter strand and parent strand
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on base pairs
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding DNA and RNA and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the attraction between base pairs

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson called Base Pairs: Definition & Types to continue your studies. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Nitrogenous bases
  • Covalent bonds vs. weak attraction
  • Examples of base pairs
  • Sugar-phosphate backbone
  • What base pairs do