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Nucleic Acids Quiz


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Double helix structure

A. RNA

B. DNA


Single helix structure

A. RNA

B. DNA


In a phosphodiester bond, the polymer grows in ________ direction

A. One

B. Two

C. Three

D. Four


Single ring N base

A. Purine

B. Pyrimidine


Metabolism is what manages the material being used and formed and the energy needed for the changes

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Metabolism is the totality of an organism’s chemical reactions, each reaction will follow a pathway

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Controls protein synthesis

A. RNA

B. DNA


In nucleotides, pentose sugar is how many carbons?

A. 2C

B. 3C

C. 4C

D. 5C


The type of bond that links the nucleotides in DNA or RNA

A. Phosphodiester bond

B. Polypeptide bond

C. Ester linkage

D. Glycosidic linkage


In nucleotides, nitrogen is a _____ ring

A. C-N

B. N-O

C. N-H

D. C-H


Controls its own synthesis and proteges

A. RNA

B. DNA


Phosphate group in nucleotides formula

A. PO4

B. PH3

C. PH4

D. PO3


Pentose sugar in RNA

A. Ribose

B. Deoxyribose


Controls instructions for reproduction from one generation to the next

A. RNA

B. DNA


The phosphodiester bond joins the ______ group of one nucleotide to the _______ group on the sugar of another nucleotide

A. Phosphate, hydroxyl

B. Hydroxyl, phosphate

C. Phosphate, carbonyl

D. Carbonyl, phosphate


Nucleic acids are made up of how many parts?

A. One

B. Two

C. Three


Pentose sugar in DNA

A. Ribose

B. Deoxyribose


Double ring N base

A. Purine

B. Pyrimidine




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