The Central Dogma of Biology: Definition & Theory


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1. In the nucleus, DNA is first ____ into an RNA molecule.

2. In the cytoplasm, RNA is ____ into an amino acid chain, which folds to become a protein.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on the core functions of the cell, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the central dogma of biology. The quiz addresses several topics, including the characteristics of RNA and DNA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Characteristics of RNA and DNA
  • Changes in sequences
  • Letters used to denote DNA nucleotides
  • Conversion of RNA into an amino acid chain
  • DNA in the nucleus

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding the characteristics of RNA and DNA and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the letters used to denote DNA nucleotides

Additional Learning

To learn more about how information flows in the cell, review the corresponding lesson titled The Central Dogma of Biology: Definition & Theory. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the central dogma of biology
  • Identify what gene expression of the cell means
  • Know the importance of transcription in the flow of information in a cell
  • Describe what is involved in the process of translation
  • Appreciate how different DNA sequences can lead to noticeable differences in flowers