The Hershey-Chase Experiment


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What was proved to be the genetic material in the Hershey-Chase experiment?

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1. What is a bacteriophage?

2. What happens during the phage lifecycle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Hershey Chase Experiment and allow further understanding of the importance of its finding. The quiz will ask you questions about what was proved to be the genetic material in the experiment and what occurs during the phage lifecycle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Definition of bacteriophage
  • The method used by Hershey and Chase to track the location of the phage protein and DNA
  • Results of the experiment

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about this experiment in genetics
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as bacteriophage
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the results of the experiment and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what occurs during the phage lifecycle

Additional Learning

Learn more about this experiment by reviewing the accompanying lesson, The Hershey Chance Experiment. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • View a diagram that visually explains the experiment
  • Identify the decade the experiment was conducted
  • Understand the significance of the findings of the experiment