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Chapter 8: The Cell Cycle

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  1.What is the period in the cell cycle between cell divisions?  
  a.   interphase  
  b.   metaphase  
  c.   anaphase  
  d.   telophase  
  Hint    
      
  2.Once mitosis and cytokinesis are complete, what part of the cell cycle do the daughter cells enter?  
  a.   telophase  
  b.   prophase  
  c.   G1  
  d.   G0  
  Hint    
      
  3.What is another term for mitosis?  
  a.   nuclear division  
  b.   cytokinesis  
  c.   interphase  
  d.   S stage  
  Hint    
      
  4.What is a DNA-protein complex that allows DNA molecules to fit into a cell's nucleus?  
  a.   nucleosome  
  b.   cytokinesis  
  c.   leading strand  
  d.   replisome  
  Hint    
      
  5.In what stage of the cell cycle are most cells found in adult multicellular organisms?  
  a.   G1  
  b.   G0  
  c.   S  
  d.   G2  
  Hint    
      
  6.Which of these is the stage in the cell cycle during which the cell prepares to divide?  
  a.   S  
  b.   G1  
  c.   G2  
  d.   M  
  Hint    
      
  7.During what stage of the cell cycle does DNA replicate?  
  a.   S  
  b.   R  
  c.   G0  
  d.   M  
  Hint    
      
  8.Which of these cells in the human body, when mature, do not normally divide?  
  a.   stem cells  
  b.   nerve cells  
  c.   liver cells  
  d.   skin cells  
  Hint    
      
  9.What is the first step in the replication of DNA?  
  a.   binding of enzymes to existing DNA  
  b.   synthesis of a new matching strand for each existing strand  
  c.   unwinding of the double helix  
  d.   DNA polymerase makes a new strand to pair with undamaged strand  
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  10.Once mitosis is complete, what must occur before cell division is complete?  
  a.   cytokinesis  
  b.   passing the restriction point  
  c.   nuclear division  
  d.   DNA replication  
  Hint    

 
   
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