What Are Chromosomes? - Definition, Function, Types & Structure


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Which term describes a section of DNA that codes for specific characteristics?

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1. Which of the following best describes a chromosome?

2. What is the name for a picture of your chromosomes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will let you determine how much you know about chromosomes and DNA. Some of the topics you must know in order to pass this quiz include the location of sister chromatid, the description of chromosomes, and the typical number of chromosomes in the human body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the questions on this quiz to evaluate your knowledge of:

  • A term that describes a section of DNA that codes for specific characteristics
  • What best describes a chromosome
  • The name for a picture of your chromosomes
  • How many chromosomes people normally have
  • The location where the sister chromatid attach to each other

Skills Practiced

You can use this quiz to assess your ability to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the best description of a chromosome and how many people generally have
  • Information recall - remember the information you've learned regarding DNA and chromosomes

Additional Learning

By reviewing the accompanying lesson titled What Are Chromosomes? - Definition, Function, Types & Structure, you can learn more about the characteristics of chromosomes. You will get more information on the following topics:

  • Human characteristics and primates
  • Chromosome and DNA
  • Pictures of human chromosomes
  • Human chromosomes after replication
  • Sister chromatid