Molecular Genetics: Transcription & Translation
Practice Test Questions
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Genetic Transcription & Translation Sample Test Qus
1. Which type of RNA includes the anticodon and brings the amino acids to the site of protein synthesis?
a. mRNA b. rRNA c. tRNA d. DNA e. mDNA
2. Which nucleotide bases could be found in a molecule of RNA?
a. adenine, guanine, cytosine, thymine
b. adenine, guanine, thymine
c. adenine, guanine, cytosine, uracil
d. sugar, phosphate and base
3. Which is the process of making proteins from the instructions provided in RNA?
a. replication b. translation c. transcription d. cell division
4. The 3 nucleotide group that codes for one amino acid is called...
c. ribonucleic acid
5. The process of building protein molecules from the genetic information in an RNA blueprint is called:
6. If a nucleic acid contains the bases A-U-G-G-C, it would have to be a molecule of...
b. a complimentary RNA molecule is made based on information in the DNA template
c. protein is made by the coordinated efforts of DNA and RNA
d. the replication bubble unwinds in the antiparallel direction
8. The 'triplet code' is...
a. a series of 3 nucleotide bases that code for an amino acid
b. a set of three amino acids on a protein
c. a series of genes that code for a specific trait
d. how a woman becomes pregnant with three babies at once
10. If the anticodon contains the base sequence GUC. The base sequence of the original DNA code being translated would be...
a. CAG b. GTC c. CTG d. GUC e. GTC
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