Haploid: Definition, Life Cycle & Example


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What is it called when cells contain only one set of chromosomes?

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1. What are tightly coiled structures made of DNA referred to as?

2. Which type of organism undergoes a life cycle referred to as an alternation of generations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of haploid cells, and their contribution to an organism's life cycle. Topics you will need to know include chromosomes and alternation of generations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and interactive quiz to review:

  • When there is only one set of chromosomes
  • Tightly coiled made of DNA
  • The role of haploid cells in an organism's life cycle

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information concerning haploid cells and chromosomes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding haploid cells and their role in an organism's life cycle
  • Explaining key concepts - accurately define and understand main terms like alternation of generations

Additional Learning

To learn more about haploid cells, read through the brief lesson called Haploid: Definition, Life Cycle & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the key terms related to haploid cells
  • Define diploid
  • Define the role of haploid cells in an organism's life cycle