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Introduction To Mitosis And Meiosis As Well As Asexual Vs Sexual Reproduction.[print questions]

Which organism reproduces sexually?
a) strawberry plant putting out runners
b) an amoeba dividing
c) a hydra budding
d) flowers on a plant

Advantages of asexual reproduction include
a) greater genetic variety
b) faster population growth and no need to find a mate
c) Greater chance of genetic mutation
d) a greater ability to adapt

Which statement below best describes how an animal cell grows and divides?
a) cells take in needed materials which allow them to grow and divide
b) cells take in carbon dioxide and use it for cell division and growth
c) cells absorb heat from the sun and use it to make their own food
d) cells absorb light and water and then grow larger and divide

Which of the following cell types is formed by meiosis?
a) Muscle Cells
b) Sperm Cells
c) Skin Cells
d) Blood Cells

How are sexual and asexual reproduction different?
a) in sexual reproduction the offspring are identical to the parents, in asexual reproduction the offspring are unique
b) in asexual reproduction the offspring are identical to the parent, in sexual reproduction the offspring are unique
c) in sexual reproduction the offspring are diploid and in asexual reproduction the offspring are haploid
d) in asexual reproduction the offspring are diploid and in sexual reproduction the offspring are haploid

Why does cell division in single-celled organisms such as amoeba and paramecium result in clones?
a) Because only dominant traits are passed on.
b) Because only recessive traits are passed on.
c) Because an exact copy of the parent’s genes is passed on.
d) Because clones can only produce clones.

Which of the following is the primary advantage of sexual reproduction when compared to asexual reproduction?
a) There is a greater number of offspring.
b) There is more food available to offspring.
c) There is greater genetic variety in offspring.
d) There is a longer development time for offspring.

Which structure stores most of the genetic information?
a) Mitochondria
b) Nucleus
c) Ribosome
d) Lysosome

When a cell of a plant stem divides, each new cell has
a) the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell.
b) half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell.
c) twice the number of chromosomes as the parent cell.
d) four times the number of chromosomes as the parent cell

In this process, gametes are created that each have half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell(s).
a) mitosis
b) meiosis
c) both mitosis and meiosis
d) neither mitosis nor meiosis

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