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Chapter 8: The Cell Cycle

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  1.In an eukaryotic cell, what controls the stages of the cell cycle?  
  a.   kinases  
  b.   DNA polymerase  
  c.   proteins called histones  
  d.   proteins called cyclins  
  2.What is another term for mitosis?  
  a.   interphase  
  b.   cytokinesis  
  c.   S stage  
  d.   nuclear division  
  3.Once mitosis and cytokinesis are complete, what part of the cell cycle do the daughter cells enter?  
  a.   G1  
  b.   prophase  
  c.   telophase  
  d.   G0  
  4.What is a DNA-protein complex that allows DNA molecules to fit into a cell's nucleus?  
  a.   cytokinesis  
  b.   leading strand  
  c.   nucleosome  
  d.   replisome  
  5.What is the first step in the replication of DNA?  
  a.   binding of enzymes to existing DNA  
  b.   DNA polymerase makes a new strand to pair with undamaged strand  
  c.   unwinding of the double helix  
  d.   synthesis of a new matching strand for each existing strand  
  6.What are the stages of the cell cycle in which the cell grows and synthesizes RNA, proteins, and other macromolecules?  
  a.   G2 and S  
  b.   S and GO  
  c.   G1 and M  
  d.   G1 and G2  
  7.What are the two copies of each chromosome made during the S stage of the cell cycle?  
  a.   sister chromatids  
  b.   nucleosomes  
  c.   sister replisomes  
  d.   centrioles  
  8.What is the narrow point near the center of the chromosome by which sister chromatids are attached?  
  a.   centromere  
  b.   spindle  
  c.   kinetochore  
  d.   metaphase plate  
  9.Which of these is the stage in the cell cycle during which the cell prepares to divide?  
  a.   S  
  b.   G1  
  c.   M  
  d.   G2  
  10.DNA synthesis occurs continuously on only one of the original DNA strands. What is this strand called?  
  a.   the discontinuous strand  
  b.   the lagging strand  
  c.   the leading strand  
  d.   the histone strand  

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