Medical Quiz

The Cell Cycle & Cancer Quiz


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Spread of disease from one organ to another.

A. Cancer

B. Malignant

C. Metastasize

D. Benign


What is the purpose of the cell cycle?

A. Growth & repair

B. Cell division

C. Cell differentiation

D. Create new stem cells


When does the cytoplasm divide into two individual cells?

A. Prophase

B. Metaphase

C. Telophase

D. Cytokinesis


Critical point where “stop” & “go” signals can regulate the cell cycle.

A. External regulation

B. Internal Regulation

C. Checkpoint

D. Apoptosis


Cancer cells that can break away from the tumor & be carried to other parts of the body/organs to form more tumors.

A. Cancer

B. Tumors

C. Malignant

D. Benign


Which of the following is NOT a phase of Interphase

A. G1 Phase

B. S Phase

C. G2 Phase

D. Mitosis


Uncontrolled cell division

A. Cancer

B. Tumors

C. Malignant

D. Benign


In what stage of mitosis do the chromosomes move to the middle of the cell?

A. Prophase

B. Metaphase

C. Anaphase

D. Telophase


What occurs during the S phase of Interphase?

A. Growth

B. Protein production

C. Chromosomes replicate

D. Chromosomes split in half


Cancer causing agents

A. Malignant

B. Carcinogen

C. Metastasize

D. Benign


A signal that comes from outside of the cell

A. External regulation

B. Internal Regulation

C. Checkpoint

D. Apoptosis


A signal that comes from inside of the cell

A. External regulation

B. Internal Regulation

C. Checkpoint

D. Apoptosis


Region of the condensed chromosomes that looks pinched

A. Chromosome

B. Chromatid

C. Centromere

D. Telomere


Clumps of cells that divide uncontrollably.

A. Cancer

B. Tumors

C. Malignant

D. Benign


Two identical chromatids

A. Chromosome

B. Sister Chromatids

C. Centromere

D. Telomere


Abnormal cells that typically remain clustered together.

A. Cancer

B. Malignant

C. Metastasize

D. Benign


Place the following in order from smallest to largest.

A. Organism, Organ System, Organ, Tissue, Cell

B. Organ System, Tissue, Cell, Organism, Organ

C. Cell, Tissue, Organ, Organ System, Organism

D. Tissue, Organ, Organism, Cell, Organ System


At the end of Interphase, the cell has

A. 1/4 a set of chromosomes

B. 1/2 a set of chromosomes

C. 1 set of chromosomes

D. 2 full sets of chromosomes


One half of a duplicated chromosome.

A. Chromosome

B. Chromatid

C. Centromere

D. Telomere


Ends of the DNA molecule

A. Chromosome

B. Chromatid

C. Centromere

D. Telomere


In what stage of mitosis does the nuclear envelop form again, chromosomes start to look like chromatin again, spindle fibers break down & cytokinesis begins?

A. Prophase

B. Metaphase

C. Anaphase

D. Telophase


In what stage of mitosis do the sister chromatids separate & become individual chromosomes as chromatids move to opposite ends of the cell?

A. Prophase

B. Metaphase

C. Anaphase

D. Telophase


One long continuous thread of DNA that consists of numerous genes & regulatory information.

A. Chromosome

B. Chromatid

C. Centromere

D. Telomere


In what stage of mitosis do chromosomes condense & are visible as sister chromatids, the nuclear membrane disappears, & spindle fibers form?

A. Prophase

B. Metaphase

C. Anaphase

D. Telophase


Mitosis is the process of cell division.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE




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