Nucleic Acids: Function & Structure


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What are the building blocks of DNA and RNA called?

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1. Which of the following is true about the differences between DNA and RNA?


Which of the following represents a nucleotide of RNA?

I. Phosphate-Sugar-Adenine

II. Phosphate-Sugar-Uracil

III. Phosphate-Sugar-Thymine

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nucleic acids are essential to life, and this quiz/worksheet will help you check your understanding of many of the key terms and concepts relating to them. These questions will test what you know about the structure and function of DNA and RNA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask questions about:

  • The differences between DNA and RNA
  • What DNA and RNA are made of
  • The relationship between DNA and proteins

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the structure and function of nucleic acids
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding proteins and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast DNA and RNA based on what you learned in the lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about DNA and RNA view the accompanying lesson, Nucleic Acids: Function & Structure, which includes information about:

  • How nucleic acids were discovered
  • Why DNA is important in everyday life
  • What DNA and RNA are made of and how they are put together
  • Modern uses of DNA technology