Chapter 10 Cell Cycle and Cell Division MCQs for Class 11 Biology

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Chapter 10 Cell Cycle and Cell Division MCQs for Class 11 Biology

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Q 1.: Crossing over occurs during 

(A) Leptotene 

(B) Pachytene 

(C) Diplotene

(D) Diakinesis

Option – (b)

Q 2.: Where can  we study mitosis?

(A) Nail base

(B) Brain

(C) Legs

(D) Kidneys

Option – (a)

Q 3.: The term ‘meiosis’ was coined by

(A) Farmer and Moore

(B) Flemming

(C) Blackman

(D) Robertson

Option – (a)

Q 4.: Meiosis is

(A) Multiplicational division

(B) Equational division

(C) Disjunctional division

(D) Reductional division

Option – (d)

Q 5.: Poleward movement of dyads occurs during

(A) Anaphase

(B) Anaphase I

(C) Anaphase II

(D) Telophase

Option – (b)

Q 6.: Segregation of Mendelian factors occurs during

(A) Diplotene

(B) Anaphase-I

(C) Zygotene / Pachytene

(D) Anaphase -II

Option – (b)

Q 7.: During meiosis I, the number of chromosomes is

(A) Doubled

(B) Tripled

(C) Halved

(D) Quadrupled

Option – (a)

Q 8.: Balbiani rings (puffs) are sites of 

(A) DNA replication

(B) RNA and protein synthesis

(C) Synthesis of polysaccharides

(D) Synthesis of chromatids

Option – (b)

Q 9.: Most cytogenic activities occur during 

(A) Interphase

(B) Telophase

(C) Prophase

(D) Anaphase

Option – (a)

Q 10.: DNA duplication takes place during

(A) Cell division phase

(B) Entire interphase

(C) Only in G1 phase

(D) Only in S phase

Option – 

Q 11.: A plant cell has 12 chromosomes at the end of mitosis. How many chromosomes would it have in the G2 phase of its next cell cycle?

(A) 6

(B) 8

(C) 12

(D) 24

Option – (d)

Q 12.: Which of the following serves as mitotic spindle poison?

(A) Ca2+

(B) Mg2+

(C) Tubulin

(D) Colchicine

Option – (d)

Q 13.: During mitosis, number of chromosomes gets

(A) Change

(B) No change

(C) May be changed if cell is mature

(D) May be changed if cell is immature

Option – (b)

Q 14.: A diploid living organism develops from zygote by which type of the following repeated cell divisions?

(A) Meiosis

(B) Amitosis

(C) Mitosis

(D) Segmentation

Option – (c)

Q 15.: During cell division, chromosome attaches with spindles

(A) Kinetochore

(B) Centrosome

(C) Centriole

(D) Secondary constriction

Option – (a)

Q 16.: Which type of chromosomes segregate when a cell undergoes meiosis?

(A) Homologous chromosomes

(B) Non-homologous chromosomes

(C) Both (a) and (b)

(D) Centric and acentric chromosomes

Option – (a)

Q 17.: A material, which arrests cell division, is obtained from

(A) Crocus

(B) Colchicum

(C) Dalbergia

(D) Chrysanthemum

Option – (b)

Q 18.: The number of DNA in chromosomes at G2 stage is

(A) One 

(B) Two 

(C) Four

(D) Eight

Option – (b)

Q 19.: What is not seen during mitosis in somatic cells?

(A) Spindle fibres

(B) Chromosome movement

(C) Disappearance of nucleolus

(D) Synapsis

Option – (d)

Q 20.: The anaphase promoting complex is activated by

(A) M cdk cyclin

(B) G1 cdk cyclin

(C) S cdk cyclin

(D) Transcription factor

Option – (a)

Q 21.: Genetic recombination is due to

(A) Fertilization and meiosis

(B) Mitosis and meiosis

(C) Fertilization and mitosis

(D) None of the above

Option – (a)

Q 22.: Differentiated cell remains at which stage?

(A) G1

(B) G2

(C) G0

(D) M

Option – (c)

Q 23.: The number of mitotic cell divisions required to produce 256 cells from single cell would be

(A) 10

(B) 12

(C) 6

(D) 8

Option – (d)

Q 24.: Mitosis is a process by which eukaryotic cells 

(A) Grow

(B) Get specialised in structure

(C) Multiply

(D) Expose the genes

Option – (d)

Q 25.: Colchicine arrests which of the following stage of cell division?

(A) Prophase

(B) Anaphase

(C) Telophase

(D) Metaphase

Option – (d)

Q 26.: In which of the following stages, the chromosome is single thin and like long thread?

(A) Leptotene

(B) Zygotene

(C) Pachytene

(D) Diakinesis

Option – (a)

Q 27.: In cell cycle, during which phase chromosomes are arranged at equatorial plate?

(A) Metaphase

(B) Anaphase

(C) Telophase

(D) Prophase

Option – (a)

Q 28.: Spindle fibre is made up of 

(A) Tubulin

(B) Humulin

(C) Intermediate filament

(D) Flagellin

Option – (a)

Q 29.: Chromosome number can be doubled by using which of the following?

(A) Indole acetic acid

(B) GA

(C) Zeatin

(D) Colchicine

Option – (d)

Q 30.: During meiosis I, the bivalent chromosomes clearly appear as tetrads during

(A) Diakinesis

(B) Diplotene

(C) Leptotene

(D) Pachytene

Option – (d)

Q 31.: The nonsister chromatids twist around and exchange segments with each other during

(A) Diplotene

(B) Diakinesis

(C) Leptotene

(D) Pachytene

Option – (b)

Q 32.: When synapsis is complete all along the chromosome, the cell is said to have entered a stage called

(A) Zygotene

(B) Pachytene

(C) Diplotene

(D) Diakinesis

Option – (b)

Q 33.: In which phase, DNA content will be doubled?

(A) Interphase

(B) Anaphase

(C) Prophase

(D) Telophase

Option – (a)

Q 34.: During mitosis ER and nucleolus begin to disappear at

(A) Late prophase

(B) Early metaphase

(C) Late metaphase

(D) Early prophase

Option – (d)

Q 35.: Which of the following character is related with telophase?

(A) Formation of nuclear membrane 

(B) Formation of nucleolus 

(C) Elongation of chromosome

(D) Formation of two daughter nuclei

Option – (d)

Q 36.: In which stage of cell division, chromosomes are the most condensed ?

(A) Prophase 

(B) Metaphase

(C) Anaphase

(D) Telophase

Option – (b)

Q 37.: Small disc-shaped structures at the surface of the centromeres that appear during metaphase are

(A) Kinetochores

(B) Metaphase plate

(C) Spindle fibres

(D) Chromatid

Option – (a)

Q 38.: Crossing over that results in genetic recombination in higher organisms occurs between

(A) Sister chromatids of a bivalent 

(B) Non sister chromatids of a bivalent 

(C) Two daughter nuclei

(D) Two different bivalents

Option – (b)

Q 39.: Crossing over occurs

(A) Single strand stage

(B) Two strand stage

(C) Four strand stage

(D) Eight strand stage

Option – (c)

Q 40.: In meiosis , division is

(A) I reductional and II equational  

(B) I equational and II reductional

(C) Both reductional

(D) Both equational

Option – (a)


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