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Chapter 8: The Cell Cycle

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  1.Which of these is the stage in the cell cycle during which the cell prepares to divide?  
  a.   G1  
  b.   G2  
  c.   S  
  d.   M  
  2.What is the first step in the replication of DNA?  
  a.   unwinding of the double helix  
  b.   binding of enzymes to existing DNA  
  c.   DNA polymerase makes a new strand to pair with undamaged strand  
  d.   synthesis of a new matching strand for each existing strand  
  3.What is a DNA-protein complex that allows DNA molecules to fit into a cell's nucleus?  
  a.   leading strand  
  b.   nucleosome  
  c.   replisome  
  d.   cytokinesis  
  4.Which of these cells in the human body, when mature, do not normally divide?  
  a.   liver cells  
  b.   skin cells  
  c.   stem cells  
  d.   nerve cells  
  5.What are the stages of the cell cycle in which the cell grows and synthesizes RNA, proteins, and other macromolecules?  
  a.   G1 and M  
  b.   G2 and S  
  c.   S and GO  
  d.   G1 and G2  
  6.In what stage of the cell cycle are most cells found in adult multicellular organisms?  
  a.   G1  
  b.   G0  
  c.   S  
  d.   G2  
  7.Which is the correct order of the stages of mitosis, beginning with interphase of the cell cycle?  
  a.   anaphase, telophase, prophase, metaphase  
  b.   telophase, prophase, metaphase, telophase  
  c.   prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase  
  d.   metaphase, anaphase, telophase, prophase  
  8.What is any change in the sequence of a cell's DNA?  
  a.   a nuclear division  
  b.   a mutation  
  c.   a restriction  
  d.   a replication  
  9.DNA synthesis occurs continuously on only one of the original DNA strands. What is this strand called?  
  a.   the histone strand  
  b.   the leading strand  
  c.   the lagging strand  
  d.   the discontinuous strand  
  10.In DNA, the nitrogen base adenine only pairs with the nitrogen base _______ .  
  a.   thymine  
  b.   cytosine  
  c.   uracil  
  d.   guanine  

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