How An Operon Controls Transcription in a Prokaryotic Cell


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Which part of the lac operon codes for the lactose digesting enzymes?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a segment of DNA?

2. What makes the lac repressor fall off the lac operator?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will mainly test you on definitions related to the operon's operation. It will do this by mostly asking straightforward questions providing you with definitions. Other questions will ask you to pick the odd man out from the choices provided. Some questions will be fill in the blank.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on the following terms:

  • Prokaryotic
  • Transcription
  • DNA
  • Lactose
  • Structural genes

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you with these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related operon lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of where operons are found
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding transcription and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

After you complete the quiz, make sure to peruse our partner lesson titled How an Operon Controls Transcription in Prokaryotic Cell. The lesson will help you review the following objectives:

  • Understanding transcription
  • Defining the prokaryotic cell
  • Exploring the regulation of transcription
  • Detailing the operon's role during transcription
  • Explaining the structure of the operon
  • Clarifying how the operon blocks transcription
  • Illustrating how the operon allows transcription