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Chapter 8: The Cell Cycle

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  1.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  
  2.In what stage of the cell cycle are most cells found in adult multicellular organisms?  
  a.   G2  
  b.   G0  
  c.   G1  
  d.   S  
  3.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  
  4.Once mitosis is complete, what must occur before cell division is complete?  
  a.   nuclear division  
  b.   DNA replication  
  c.   cytokinesis  
  d.   passing the restriction point  
  5.Which of these cells in the human body, when mature, do not normally divide?  
  a.   skin cells  
  b.   stem cells  
  c.   nerve cells  
  d.   liver cells  
  6.Which of these is the stage in the cell cycle during which the cell prepares to divide?  
  a.   M  
  b.   G1  
  c.   G2  
  d.   S  
  7.What is another term for mitosis?  
  a.   cytokinesis  
  b.   interphase  
  c.   nuclear division  
  d.   S stage  
  8.What is the narrow point near the center of the chromosome by which sister chromatids are attached?  
  a.   kinetochore  
  b.   spindle  
  c.   metaphase plate  
  d.   centromere  
  9.What is the result of the synthesis of DNA?  
  a.   two double-stranded DNA molecules  
  b.   two double-stranded RNA molecules  
  c.   four single-stranded DNA molecules  
  d.   one strand of DNA and its complementary RNA strand  
  10.What is the period in the cell cycle between cell divisions?  
  a.   metaphase  
  b.   telophase  
  c.   anaphase  
  d.   interphase  

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