Types of Nucleic Acids


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Which of the following molecular structures is a double helix?

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1. In RNA, which nitrogenous base replaces T (thymine)

2. Which type of sugar is found in DNA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nucleic acids are an essential part of the genetic material in living organisms. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of nucleic acids, including how it makes up DNA and RNA. Quiz questions ask you to identify the characteristics of DNA and RNA, such as their molecular structure as well as their ingredients.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • What molecule appears as a double helix
  • Which nitrogenous bases are found in RNA
  • Which type of sugar is found in DNA
  • The difference between DNA and RNA

Skills Practiced

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

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an RNA molecule
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which nitrogenous base replaces thymine in RNA
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson about different types of nucleic acids

Additional Learning

Learn more about DNA and RNA by studying the related lesson called Types of Nucleic Acids. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • The four types of nitrogenous bases
  • Which nitrogenous bases form pairs with each other
  • Which type of nucleic acid can travel outside the nucleus
  • The function of nucleic acids in living organisms