Science Home Product Information Site Map Search Contact Us   Glencoe Online
Quizzes Quiz
Chapter 8: The Cell Cycle

Practice Test
  1.During what stage of the cell cycle does DNA replicate?  
  a.   M  
  b.   S  
  c.   R  
  d.   G0  
  2.Once mitosis and cytokinesis are complete, what part of the cell cycle do the daughter cells enter?  
  a.   telophase  
  b.   G1  
  c.   G0  
  d.   prophase  
  3.In what stage of the cell cycle are most cells found in adult multicellular organisms?  
  a.   S  
  b.   G1  
  c.   G0  
  d.   G2  
  4.What is any change in the sequence of a cell's DNA?  
  a.   a mutation  
  b.   a replication  
  c.   a nuclear division  
  d.   a restriction  
  5.Eukaryotic cell division is part of a complex series of stages in the life of a cell, called ____________ .  
  a.   circulation  
  b.   the life cycle  
  c.   homeostasis  
  d.   the cell cycle  
  6.Which of these is the stage in the cell cycle during which the cell prepares to divide?  
  a.   M  
  b.   G1  
  c.   S  
  d.   G2  
  7.DNA synthesis occurs continuously on only one of the original DNA strands. What is this strand called?  
  a.   the leading strand  
  b.   the histone strand  
  c.   the discontinuous strand  
  d.   the lagging strand  
  8.If checkpoint control proteins detect mistakes and damage during the cell cycle, the cell enters ________ so that repairs can be made.  
  a.   nuclear division  
  b.   interphase  
  c.   cytokinesis  
  d.   cell-cycle arrest  
  9.What are the two copies of each chromosome made during the S stage of the cell cycle?  
  a.   centrioles  
  b.   sister chromatids  
  c.   sister replisomes  
  d.   nucleosomes  
  10.What is the point at which the cell receives signals that tell it to commit to a full round of the cell cycle?  
  a.   G0  
  b.   division point  
  c.   premitosis  
  d.   restriction point  

McGraw-Hill / Glencoe
The McGraw-Hill Companies