Synapsis & Crossing Over in Meiosis


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What process divides genetic material and multiplies cells?

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1. What must happen before crossing over can occur in meiosis?

2. What is a mutation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This professionally designed lesson covers the topics of meiosis, synapsis, mutation and homologous chromosomes. The multiple-choice questions on the quiz will test your understanding of the processes involved in synapsis and meiosis and how they work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions cover the following topics:

  • The process that multiplies cells
  • The event that must happen before crossing over can occur
  • The definition of a mutation
  • What a set of four sister chromatids in a homologous pair is
  • When synapsis takes place

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of meiosis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related synapsis lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding synapsis and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as meiosis and mutation

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about synapsis and meiosis, review the lesson titled Quiz & Worksheet - Synapsis & Crossing-Over Mechanisms. Once you have completed this lesson, you'll be prepared to complete the following learning objectives:

  • Explain what a chromosome does
  • Identify where prophase I occurs in meiosis
  • Define what a tetrad is