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Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #1: Pgs 3-22

1. What is the dominant species on Earth according to Bloort 183? (ex cred: What DID they think it was first?)
2. What is the single unifying substance in all organisms on Earth that dictates the organisms growth and
reproduction?
3. What problem are the Sqinch having that caused them to begin examining Earth?
4. What type of reproduction gives the fastest rate of mutation? What type gives the slowest?





Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #1: Pgs 3-22
1. What is the dominant species on Earth according to Bloort 183? (ex cred: What DID they think it was first?)
2. What is the single unifying substance in all organisms on Earth that dictates the organisms growth and
reproduction?
3. What problem are the Sqinch having that caused them to begin examining Earth?
4. What type of reproduction gives the fastest rate of mutation? What type gives the slowest?






Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #1: Pgs 3-22
1. What is the dominant species on Earth according to Bloort 183? (ex cred: What DID they think it was first?)
2. What is the single unifying substance in all organisms on Earth that dictates the organisms growth and
reproduction?
3. What problem are the Sqinch having that caused them to begin examining Earth?
4. What type of reproduction gives the fastest rate of mutation? What type gives the slowest?

Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #2: Pgs. 23-29
1. Where in the cell are chromosomes found?
2. What are the most basic chemical units? (hint: they combine to make molecules)
3. What are the 3 parts that make up DNA molecules? (3 pts)

4. How many strands is a DNA molecule? An RNA molecule? (2 pts)
TOTAL________ /7

Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #2: Pgs. 23-29
1. Where in the cell are chromosomes found?
2. What are the most basic chemical units? (hint: they combine to make molecules)
3. What are the 3 parts that make up DNA molecules? (3 pts)

4. How many strands is a DNA molecule? An RNA molecule? (2 pts)
TOTAL________ /7



Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #2: Pgs. 23-29
1. Where in the cell are chromosomes found?
2. What are the most basic chemical units? (hint: they combine to make molecules)
3. What are the 3 parts that make up DNA molecules? (3 pts)

4. How many strands is a DNA molecule? An RNA molecule? (2 pts)
TOTAL________ /7
Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #3: Pgs 30-38
1. Draw one DNA nucleotide and label the parts.

2. What enzyme breaks apart DNA for replication?
3. What is the term for DNA that does not code for any protein?
4. What type of protein is DNA wrapped around?
5. Give 3 ways in which RNA is different than DNA.


Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #3: Pgs 30-38
1. Draw one DNA nucleotide and label the parts.

2. What enzyme breaks apart DNA for replication?
3. What is the term for DNA that does not code for any protein?
4. What type of protein is DNA wrapped around?
5. Give 3 ways in which RNA is different than DNA.

Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #3: Pgs 30-38
1. Draw one DNA nucleotide and label the parts.

2. What enzyme breaks apart DNA for replication?
3. What is the term for DNA that does not code for any protein?
4. What type of protein is DNA wrapped around?
5. Give 3 ways in which RNA is different than DNA.
Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #4: Pgs 39-48
1. Where does Transcription take place?
2. What type of codon causes RNA polymerase to stop copying DNA at a specific point?
3. At what organelles does Translation take place?
4. Who discovered the structure of DNA? (4 scientists)
5. What type of RNA carries the amino acids to the ribosome so they can be joined to form proteins?
6. What happens to RNA after it is translated into a protein?



Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #4: Pgs 39-48
1. Where does Transcription take place?
2. What type of codon causes RNA polymerase to stop copying DNA at a specific point?
3. At what organelles does Translation take place?
4. Who discovered the structure of DNA? (4 scientists)
5. What type of RNA carries the amino acids to the ribosome so they can be joined to form proteins?
6. What happens to RNA after it is translated into a protein?



Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #4: Pgs 39-48
1. Where does Transcription take place?
2. What type of codon causes RNA polymerase to stop copying DNA at a specific point?
3. At what organelles does Translation take place?
4. Who discovered the structure of DNA? (4 scientists)
5. What type of RNA carries the amino acids to the ribosome so they can be joined to form proteins?
6. What happens to RNA after it is translated into a protein?
Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #5: Pgs 49-60
1. What are the two types of cells?
2. Of what are chromosomes composed?
3. How many pairs of chromosomes are there in humans?
4. What is the term for regions on a chromosome which code for specific traits?
5. What is the name for two identical chromosomes which carry the same genetic information?
6. What are the steps of Mitosis?


Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #5: Pgs 49-60
1. What are the two types of cells?
2. Of what are chromosomes composed?
3. How many pairs of chromosomes are there in humans?
4. What is the term for regions on a chromosome which code for specific traits?
5. What is the name for two identical chromosomes which carry the same genetic information?
6. What are the steps of Mitosis?



Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #5: Pgs 49-60
1. What are the two types of cells?
2. Of what are chromosomes composed?
3. How many pairs of chromosomes are there in humans?
4. What is the term for regions on a chromosome which code for specific traits?
5. What is the name for two identical chromosomes which carry the same genetic information?
6. What are the steps of Mitosis?

Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #5b: Pgs 60-68
1. What is the name of the regions on chromosomes which code for specific traits?
2. How many chromosomes are in a normal human cell? How many are in a human sex cell?
3. What is the name of the female sex cell? The male sex cell? What is another name for the sex cells?
4. What term refers to the exchange of gene variants between homologous chromosomes?
5. What are the steps of meiosis?
6. How should you find out how the male organism introduces his sperm to the female egg?



Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #5b: Pgs 60-68
1. What is the name of the regions on chromosomes which code for specific traits?
2. How many chromosomes are in a normal human cell? How many are in a human sex cell?
3. What is the name of the female sex cell? The male sex cell? What is another name for the sex cells?
4. What term refers to the exchange of gene variants between homologous chromosomes?
5. What are the steps of meiosis?
6. How should you find out how the male organism introduces his sperm to the female egg?



Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #5b: Pgs 60-68
1. What is the name of the regions on chromosomes which code for specific traits?
2. How many chromosomes are in a normal human cell? How many are in a human sex cell?
3. What is the name of the female sex cell? The male sex cell? What is another name for the sex cells?
4. What term refers to the exchange of gene variants between homologous chromosomes?
5. What are the steps of meiosis?
6. How should you find out how the male organism introduces his sperm to the female egg?
Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #6: Pgs 60, 69-90
1. The Austrian monk who first discovered the rules that govern heredity was ________________.
2. The Austrian monk used what plant in his research into heredity?
3. The possible results of a cross between two parents can be illustrated using what?
4. In incomplete dominance, what would be the result of crossing a red flower with one that is white?
5. What happens to individuals who possess two alleles for a lethal recessive trait?
6. What was the problem with the soviet idea of Micurinism?



Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #6: Pgs 60, 69-90
1. The Austrian monk who first discovered the rules that govern heredity was ________________.
2. The Austrian monk used what plant in his research into heredity?
3. The possible results of a cross between two parents can be illustrated using what?
4. In incomplete dominance, what would be the result of crossing a red flower with one that is white?
5. What happens to individuals who possess two alleles for a lethal recessive trait?
6. What was the problem with the soviet idea of Micurinism?



Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #6: Pgs 60, 69-90
1. The Austrian monk who first discovered the rules that govern heredity was ________________.
2. The Austrian monk used what plant in his research into heredity?
3. The possible results of a cross between two parents can be illustrated using what?
4. In incomplete dominance, what would be the result of crossing a red flower with one that is white?
5. What happens to individuals who possess two alleles for a lethal recessive trait?
6. What was the problem with the soviet idea of Micurinism?

Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #7: Pgs 91-104
1. A device that charts a familys genetic history is a ______________.
2. What small organism is often used in simple genetic experiments (and in more complex experiments by
Thomas Hunt Morgan)?
3. What is the name of the project whose goal was to map the entire human genetic code?
4. The 98% of genes in organisms which appear to serve no function but give indicators to the genetic history of
an organism are called what?






Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #7: Pgs 91-104
1. A device that charts a familys genetic history is a ______________.
2. What small organism is often used in simple genetic experiments (and in more complex experiments by
Thomas Hunt Morgan)?
3. What is the name of the project whose goal was to map the entire human genetic code?
4. The 98% of genes in organisms which appear to serve no function but give indicators to the genetic history of
an organism are called what?






Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #7: Pgs 91-104
1. A device that charts a familys genetic history is a ______________.
2. What small organism is often used in simple genetic experiments (and in more complex experiments by
Thomas Hunt Morgan)?
3. What is the name of the project whose goal was to map the entire human genetic code?
4. The 98% of genes in organisms which appear to serve no function but give indicators to the genetic history of
an organism are called what?


Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #8: Pgs 105-122
1. Downs Syndrome is also known as Trisomy of what chromosome?
2. The process of manipulating DNA and causing organisms to express certain proteins at desired times is called
what?
3. Organisms which have genes from other organisms implanted are referred to with what name?
4. Give two situations which the book cites as positive examples of uses of cloning. (2 points)
TOTAL________ /5





Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #8: Pgs 105-122
1. Downs Syndrome is also known as Trisomy of what chromosome?
2. The process of manipulating DNA and causing organisms to express certain proteins at desired times is called
what?
3. Organisms which have genes from other organisms implanted are referred to with what name?
4. Give two situations which the book cites as positive examples of uses of cloning. (2 points)
TOTAL________ /5







Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #8: Pgs 105-122
1. Downs Syndrome is also known as Trisomy of what chromosome?
2. The process of manipulating DNA and causing organisms to express certain proteins at desired times is called
what?
3. Organisms which have genes from other organisms implanted are referred to with what name?
4. Give two situations which the book cites as positive examples of uses of cloning. (2 points)
TOTAL________ /5


Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #9: Pgs 123-132
1. What is the species name for humans?
2. What lets us determine the origins of humans following only the history of the males of the species?
3. What lets us determine the origins of humans following the history of the females of the species?
4. Mutations in what gene may have led to human speech?
5. Describe one of the two competing theories of the disappearance of Neanderthals and rise of modern man. (2
points)


Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #9: Pgs 123-132
1. What is the species name for humans?
2. What lets us determine the origins of humans following only the history of the males of the species?
3. What lets us determine the origins of humans following the history of the females of the species?
4. Mutations in what gene may have led to human speech?
5. Describe one of the two competing theories of the disappearance of Neanderthals and rise of modern man. (2
points)


Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #9: Pgs 123-132
1. What is the species name for humans?
2. What lets us determine the origins of humans following only the history of the males of the species?
3. What lets us determine the origins of humans following the history of the females of the species?
4. Mutations in what gene may have led to human speech?
5. Describe one of the two competing theories of the disappearance of Neanderthals and rise of modern man. (2
points)
Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #10: Pgs 133-142
1. Mutations in what organism might allow geneticists to determine when humans started wearing clothes?
2. How is a HAP different from a gene?
3. Who was the first person to have their DNA sequenced for less than $1 million?
4. Name at least one extinct species which scientists might be able to recreate using recovered DNA.
5. How might the Squinch have solved their genetic crisis?




Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #10: Pgs 133-142
1. Mutations in what organism might allow geneticists to determine when humans started wearing clothes?
2. How is a HAP different from a gene?
3. Who was the first person to have their DNA sequenced for less than $1 million?
4. Name at least one extinct species which scientists might be able to recreate using recovered DNA.
5. How might the Squinch have solved their genetic crisis?





Stuff of Life Reading Quiz #10: Pgs 133-142
1. Mutations in what organism might allow geneticists to determine when humans started wearing clothes?
2. How is a HAP different from a gene?
3. Who was the first person to have their DNA sequenced for less than $1 million?
4. Name at least one extinct species which scientists might be able to recreate using recovered DNA.
5. How might the Squinch have solved their genetic crisis?
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