MCQ Questions for Class 11 Biology Chapter 10 Cell Cycle and Cell Division with Answers

MCQ Questions for Class 11 Biology Chapter 10 Cell Cycle and Cell Division with Answers

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Q1. Golgi complex and endoplasmic reticulum cannot be seen during

(a) late telophase
(b) late prophase
(c) early anaphase
(d) late metaphase

(b) late prophase


Q2. Cell plate grows from

(a) walls to the centre
(b) centre to the walls
(c) in patches
(d) simultaneously

(b) centre to the walls


Q3. Choose the correct sequence. A. Chromatin condensation B. Protein synthesis C. Duplication of centrioles D. Centrioles moves towards opposite poles

(a) C, A, B, D
(b) C, B, A, D
(c) C, D, B, A
(d) A, C, D, B

(b) C, B, A, D


Q4. If you are provided with root-tips of onion in your class and are asked to count the chromosomes which of the following stages can you most conveniently look into:

(a) Prophase
(b) Anaphase
(c) Telophase
(d) Metaphase

(d) Metaphase


Q5. Karyokinesis is the term used for

(a) division of cytoplasm
(b) division of nucleoplasm
(c) division of nucleus
(d) separation of daughter chromosomes

(d) separation of daughter chromosomes


Q6. During which stage the chromosomes first become visible.

(a) Anaphase
(b) Metaphase
(c) Prophase
(d) Telophase

(c) Prophase


Q7. In mitosis, nuclear envelope and nucleolus disappear during

(a) Metaphase
(b) Interphase
(c) Prophase
(d) Telophase

(c) Prophase


Q8. Arrange the following events of meiosis in the correct sequence: I. Terminalization II. Crossing over III. Synapsis IV. Disjunction of genomes The correct sequences:

(a) II, I, IV, III
(b) III, II, I, IV
(c) IV, III, II, I
(d) I, IV, III, II

(b) III, II, I, IV


Q9. The major event that occurs during the anaphase of mitosis, which brings about the equal distribution of chromosomes, is

(a) splitting of the centromeres
(b) splitting of the chromatids
(c) replication of the genetic material
(d) condensation of the chromatin

(a) splitting of the centromeres


Q10. What type of plant is formed when colchicine is used in the process of development of Raphanobrassica?

(a) Autotetraploid
(b) Haploid
(c) Triploid
(d) Allotetraploid

(d) Allotetraploid


Q11. Chromosome duplication without nuclear division refers to

a) mitosis
b) endomitosis
c) meiosis
d) androgenesis

(a) mitosis


Q12. During which stages (or prophase I substages) of meiosis do you expect to find the bivalents and DNA replication respectively?

a) Zygotene and S phase (of interphase prior to prophase I)
b) Both
c) Pachytene and interphase (just prior to prophase I)
d) None of these

(a) Zygotene and S phase (of interphase prior to prophase I)


Q13. The two chromatids of a metaphase chromosome represent

a) replicated chromosomes to be separated at anaphase
b) homologous chromosomes of a diploid set
c) non-homologous chromosomes joined at the centromere
d) maternal and paternal chromosomes joined at the centromere

(a) replicated chromosomes to be separated at anaphase


Q14. Recombination of genes occur at

a) prophase I in meiosis
b) prophase II in meiosis
c) metaphase II in meiosis
d) prophase in mitosis

(a) prophase I in meiosis


Q15. Four daughter cells formed after meiosis are

a) genetically different
b) multinucleate
c) genetically similar
d) anucleate

(a) genetically different


Q16. In animal cells, cytokinesis involves

a) the contraction of the contractile ring of microfilament
b) depolymerisation of kinetochore microtubules
c) a protein kinase that phosphorylates other enzymes
d) the separation of sister chromatids

a) the contraction of the contractile ring of microfilament


Q17. The number of chromatids in a chromosome at anaphase is

a) 1 in mitosis and 2 in meiosis
b) 2 each in mitosis and meiosis
c) 2 in mitosis and 4 in meiosis
d) 2 in mitosis and 1 in meiosis

a) 1 in mitosis and 2 in meiosis


Q18. During cell division, sometimes there will be failure of separation of sister chromatids. This event is called

a) non-disjunction
b) coincidence
c) complementation
d) interference

a) non-disjunction


Q19. In which stage of the cell cycle histone proteins synthesized in a eukaryotic cell?

a) During S-phase
b) During entire prophase
c) During telophase
d) During G2 stage of prophase

a) During S-phase


Q20. What is true about telophase stage?

a) All of these
b) Nuclear envelope, nucleolus, Golgi complex and ER reform
c) Chromosomes cluster at opposite spindle poles
d) Chromosomes lose their identity as discrete elements

a) All of these


Q21. Choose the correct sequence. A. Pachytene B. Zygotene C. Leptotene D. Diakinesis E. Diplotene

(a) C, B, A, D, E
(b) C, A, B, E, D
(c) C, B, A, E, D
(d) D, B, C, E, A

(c) C, B, A, E, D


Q22. How many chromosomes are there in onion root tip cell?

(a) 06
(b) 16
(c) 26
(d) 36

(b) 16


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