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Chapter 8: The Cell Cycle

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  1.What is another term for mitosis?  
  a.   interphase  
  b.   nuclear division  
  c.   S stage  
  d.   cytokinesis  
  2.DNA strands are parallel but run in opposite directions. What is this arrangement known as?  
  a.   parallel structure  
  b.   alternate structure  
  c.   antiparallel structure  
  d.   opposite structure  
  3.Eukaryotic cell division is part of a complex series of stages in the life of a cell, called ____________ .  
  a.   the cell cycle  
  b.   circulation  
  c.   the life cycle  
  d.   homeostasis  
  4.What is a DNA-protein complex that allows DNA molecules to fit into a cell's nucleus?  
  a.   nucleosome  
  b.   leading strand  
  c.   replisome  
  d.   cytokinesis  
  5.What is the period in the cell cycle between cell divisions?  
  a.   metaphase  
  b.   anaphase  
  c.   telophase  
  d.   interphase  
  6.Which of these is the stage in the cell cycle during which the cell prepares to divide?  
  a.   M  
  b.   G2  
  c.   S  
  d.   G1  
  7.What are the two copies of each chromosome made during the S stage of the cell cycle?  
  a.   sister chromatids  
  b.   centrioles  
  c.   sister replisomes  
  d.   nucleosomes  
  8.Once mitosis is complete, what must occur before cell division is complete?  
  a.   cytokinesis  
  b.   nuclear division  
  c.   DNA replication  
  d.   passing the restriction point  
  9.What are the stages of the cell cycle in which the cell grows and synthesizes RNA, proteins, and other macromolecules?  
  a.   S and GO  
  b.   G2 and S  
  c.   G1 and M  
  d.   G1 and G2  
  10.What is the narrow point near the center of the chromosome by which sister chromatids are attached?  
  a.   kinetochore  
  b.   metaphase plate  
  c.   spindle  
  d.   centromere  

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