Prophase: Definition & Stages


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Prophase occurs in _____.

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1. During prophase in mitosis, the nuclear membrane _____.

2. A condensed chromosome is shaped like the letter _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cell division is a complicated process involving prophase. Test your knowledge of prophase with these assessments. Some of the information you will be assessed on includes condensed chromosomes and when the process of 'crossing over' occurs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The occurrence of prophase
  • Mitosis
  • The shape of a condensed chromosome
  • What happens during prophase in mitosis and meiosis

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding prophase in mitosis and meiosis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about condensed chromosomes
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding prophase and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the stages of prophase, review the accompanying lesson titled Prophase: Definition & Stages. Objectives covered include:

  • Define prophase
  • Explain the process of mitosis and meiosis
  • Differentiate between prophase in mitosis and meiosis
  • Understand what chromatin is
  • Review the shape of condensed chromosomes