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Prentice Hall Biology

Chapter 12: DNA and RNA

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(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 6A.2)
1. The Hershey-Chase experiments on bacteriophages showed that the genetic information is carried in
A proteins.
B bacteria.
C DNA.
D RNA.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 6A.2)
2. Proteins that bind to DNA regulate gene expression in
F eukaryotes but not in prokaryotes.
G prokaryotes but not in eukaryotes.
H neither eukaryotes nor prokaryotes.
J both eukaryotes and prokaryotes.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 6A.2)
3. A single strand of DNA acts as a template for
A RNA.
B cytoplasmic DNA.
C nuclear DNA.
D ribosomes.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 6B.1)
4. If one strand of DNA has the sequence of nitrogenous bases AACTG, its complementary strand has the sequence
F TTGAC.
G AACTG.
H UUBAC.
J AACUC.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 6A.1)
5. The DNA that results from replication consists of
A one molecule with two new strands and one molecule with the two original strands.
B two molecules that each contain one new strand and one original strand.
C two molecules composed of new strands.
D two molecules composed of old strands.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 6B.3)
6. Transfer RNA is important in
F synthesizing RNA codons.
G assembling ribosomes.
H transporting messenger RNA.
J adding amino acids to a polypeptide.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 6C.1)
7. A frameshift mutation usually produces a
A change in the structure of ribosomal RNA.
B more drastic change than a point mutation.
C change in the appearance of a chromosome.
D new segment of DNA in several genes.


(TAKS 2, TEKS 6B.2)
8. The information that directs protein synthesis is contained in DNA's
F sugars.
G phosphate groups.
H nitrogenous bases.
J enzymes.


(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 6A.1)
9. All nucleotides contain each of the following EXCEPT a
A protein.
B nitrogenous base.
C sugar.
D phosphate group.


(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 4A)
10. How much pressure does a 15-N object exert on a surface with an area of 2 m2? HINT: Pressure = force/area
F 7.5 kPa
G 3.0 Pa
H 30 Pa
J 7.5 Pa