Chromosomes: Structure & Physical Features


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What is true about the chromosomes in YOUR cells?

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1. Different forms of a gene are called:

2. Which structure helps to fit large amounts of DNA fit into a tiny cell?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students can test their knowledge of the characteristics of chromosomes with this assessment. It will ask questions about the make-up and function of chromosomes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will ask students questions on the following topics:

  • The structure of chromosomes
  • The copying and division of chromosomes
  • The function of chromosomes
  • The relationship between chromosomes and DNA

Skills Practiced

The assessment will give students a chance to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the accompanying lesson on chromosomes
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define key terms, like 'histones' and 'centromere'
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics diploid and haploid chromosomes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the structure and function of chromosomes

Additional Learning

Students who want to know more about this topic can check out the related lesson, Chromosomes: Structure & Physical Features. It will help students to accomplish the goals below:

  • Define chromosome
  • Understand the function of chromosomes in humans
  • Determine structure and physical features of chromosomes
  • Learn about chromosomes and cell division