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Chapter 8: The Cell Cycle

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  1.What is the result of the synthesis of DNA?  
  a.   one strand of DNA and its complementary RNA strand  
  b.   two double-stranded DNA molecules  
  c.   four single-stranded DNA molecules  
  d.   two double-stranded RNA molecules  
  Hint    
      
  2.What is any change in the sequence of a cell's DNA?  
  a.   a nuclear division  
  b.   a replication  
  c.   a mutation  
  d.   a restriction  
  Hint    
      
  3.What is the period in the cell cycle between cell divisions?  
  a.   metaphase  
  b.   telophase  
  c.   anaphase  
  d.   interphase  
  Hint    
      
  4.Once mitosis is complete, what must occur before cell division is complete?  
  a.   passing the restriction point  
  b.   cytokinesis  
  c.   nuclear division  
  d.   DNA replication  
  Hint    
      
  5.Which is the correct order of the stages of mitosis, beginning with interphase of the cell cycle?  
  a.   prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase  
  b.   metaphase, anaphase, telophase, prophase  
  c.   telophase, prophase, metaphase, telophase  
  d.   anaphase, telophase, prophase, metaphase  
  Hint    
      
  6.What is another term for mitosis?  
  a.   S stage  
  b.   interphase  
  c.   cytokinesis  
  d.   nuclear division  
  Hint    
      
  7.In an eukaryotic cell, what controls the stages of the cell cycle?  
  a.   kinases  
  b.   proteins called cyclins  
  c.   proteins called histones  
  d.   DNA polymerase  
  Hint    
      
  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.   cytokinesis  
  c.   cell-cycle arrest  
  d.   interphase  
  Hint    
      
  9.Once mitosis and cytokinesis are complete, what part of the cell cycle do the daughter cells enter?  
  a.   G1  
  b.   G0  
  c.   prophase  
  d.   telophase  
  Hint    
      
  10.Eukaryotic cell division is part of a complex series of stages in the life of a cell, called ____________ .  
  a.   the cell cycle  
  b.   the life cycle  
  c.   homeostasis  
  d.   circulation  
  Hint    

 
   
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