Mutagens: How the Environment Affects Mutation Rates


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Which enzyme checks DNA for errors?

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1. Mutagens are typically found _____.

2. How do mutagens cause mutations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will test your knowledge of how the environment affects mutation rates. You will be assess on DNA polymerase, mutagens, and other facts included in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Mutagens
  • The enzyme that checks for errors
  • How genetic mutations are passed down
  • The effect of ultraviolet radiation on skin

Skills Practiced

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding genetic mutations
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about mutagens
  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information regarding DNA errors
  • Reading Comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the corresponding lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how the environment affects mutation rates review the accompanying lesson called Mutagens:How the Environment Affects Mutation Rates. The objectives covered include:

  • Define mutagen
  • Understand point mutations: base substitutions and insertions and deletions
  • Review mutations in the real world