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Which process involves crossing over?
a) mitosis
b) meiosis
c) none of these
d) both of these

What is the purpose of mitosis?
a) to produce somatic cells
b) to produce 2 identical daughter cells
c) to produce gametes
d) none of these

What is the purpose of meiosis?
a) to produce sex cells
b) to produce gametes
c) to produce eggs
d) all of these

If a mosquito has a diploid number of 6, what would the haploid number be?
a) 3
b) 6
c) 12
d) 24

If corn has a diploid number of 20, what is the haploid number?
a) 40
b) 10
c) 5
d) 20

Chromosomes line up in the middle of the cell single file during which phase:
a) telophase I
b) telophase II
c) metaphase I
d) metaphase II

Somatic cells in humans contain____chromosomes and an example is_____.
a) 30; skin cells
b) 23; heart cells
c) 46; liver cells
d) 46; sperm cells

Which event takes place during anaphase II of meiosos?
a) nuclear membrane breaks down
b) sister chromatids separate
c) spindle fibers break down
d) cytoplasm divides

Two similar chromosomes that you inherit from your parens (one from mom and one from dad) are called
a) homologous chromosomes
b) sister chromatids
c) sex chromosomes
d) homologous alleles

Which cells are NOT formed during meiosis?
a) somatic cells
b) gametes
c) sex cells
d) sperm cells

In which phase of meiosis would certain gene segments of homologous chromosomes crossover?
a) prophase I
b) metaphase I
c) anaphase I
d) telophase I

Compared to the number of chromosomes in a body cell, how many chromosomes are in a gamete?
a) the same number
b) twice as many
c) one-fourth as many
d) half as many

If an alligator sperm has 16 chromosomes, how many chromosomes would be in a stomach cell?
a) 8
b) 16
c) 32
d) 48

Which process involves the synthesis phase to prepare for cell division?
a) mitosis
b) meiosis
c) none of these
d) both of these

Which process produces daughter cells that are identical to parent cells?
a) mitosis
b) meiosis
c) none of these
d) both of these

Which process creates cells with a haploid number of chromosomes?
a) mitosis
b) meiosis
c) none of these
d) both of these

Which process creates gametes?
a) mitosis
b) meiosis
c) none of these
d) both of these

Which process involves 2 divisions?
a) mitosis
b) meiosis
c) none of these
d) both of these

What 2 things can a karyotype show you?
a) number of chromosomes; chromosome size
b) number of chromosomes; chromosome abnormalities
c) number of chromosomes; chromosome color
d) none of these

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