DNA Replication: The Leading Strand and DNA Polymerase Activities


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Which of the parent DNA strands is replicated discontinuously?

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1. Which enzyme is responsible for binding Okazaki fragments together?

2. Why can't DNA polymerase work continuously on both parent strands?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can quickly gauge your understanding of the process of DNA replication. Terms you will need to know to pass the quiz include DNA polymerase.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • DNA stands that replicate discontinuously
  • Okazaki fragments
  • Parent strands
  • Why DNA is called an antiparallel molecule

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet combo can be used to help you practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding DNA replication and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about DNA
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information on parent strands in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about DNA replication, review the corresponding lesson on DNA Replication: The Leading Strand and DNA Polymerase Activities. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify who Reiji Okazaki was
  • Examine components of DNA replication
  • Differentiate leading and lagging strands
  • Explain Okazaki fragments
  • Determine traits of DNA ligase