Mitosis and Cell Division Quiz

Stages of Mitosis Quiz

Dividing Cell in Mitosis
Dividing Cell in Mitosis. Dr. Lothar Schermelleh/Science Photo Library/Getty Images

1. Some 90 percent of a cell's time in the normal cell cycle may be spent in this phase.

2. In this phase, chromatin condenses into discrete chromosomes and spindles form at opposite poles of the cell.

This onion root tip plant cell is in early prophase of mitosis. Chromosomes, a nucleolus, and remnants of a nuclear membrane are visible.. Ed Reschke/Photolibrary/Getty Images

3. Cytokinesis begins during this stage of mitosis.

This image shows two animal cells during cytokinesis (cell division). Cytokinesis occurs after nuclear division (mitosis), which produces two daughter nuclei. The two daughter cells are still connected by a midbody, a transient structure formed from microtubules.. Credit: Science Photo Library/Getty Images

4. In this phase, chromosomes align along the metaphase plate at right angles to the spindle poles.

Colorized Image of a Eukaryotic Nuclear Chromosome. Photolibrary/Getty Images

5. In this phase, sister chromatids separate and begin moving toward opposite ends (poles) of the cell.

A telomere is a region of the DNA sequence at the end of a chromosome. Their function is to protect the ends of the chromosome from degradation. Here they are visible as highlights at the tips of the chromosomes.. Credit: Science Picture Co/Subjects/Getty Images

6. Identify the stage of mitosis shown in the image above.

This onion root tip plant cell is in telophase of mitosis. The chromosomes have migrated to opposite ends of the cell and new nuclei are forming. The cell plate is very evident, forming a new cell wall between the adjacent daughter cells.. Ed Reschke/Photolibrary/Getty Images

7. Identify the stage of mitosis shown in the image above.

During anaphase, the chromosomes migrate to opposite ends of the cell.. Ed Reschke/Getty Images

8. Identify the stage of mitosis shown in the image above.

This onion root tip plant cell is in metaphase of mitosis. Replicated chromosomes (chromatids) are lined up on the equator of the cell and are attached to the spindle fibers. The spindle along with the spindle fibers are evident.. Ed Reschke/Photolibrary/Getty Images

9. Spindle microtubules that extend from the two poles of a dividing cell are called ________ .

This is a fluorescence micrograph of a cell during metaphase of mitosis. At metaphase, the chromosomes (green) line up along the center of the cell, and the spindle fibers (purple) grow from their poles to the centromeres (yellow), at the center of each chromosome.. Credit: DR PAUL ANDREWS, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE/Science Photo Library/Getty Images

10. Which types of cells are produced by mitosis?

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This image shows two animal cells during cytokinesis (cell division). Cytokinesis occurs after nuclear division (mitosis), which produces two daughter nuclei. The two daughter cells are still connected by a midbody, a transient structure formed from microtubules.. Credit: Science Photo Library/Getty Images

Wow, you really know the ins and outs of mitosis. Now that you have mastered the steps of the mitotic process, you may want to learn about the related process of meiosis. This two-part division process is the way in which sex cells are produced. For additional information, be sure to visit the Cell Cycle of Growth, Meiosis Animation, and Differences Between Mitosis and Meiosis pages.

Still want to know more about reproduction? Become familiar with the processes of sexual reproduction, asexual reproduction, different types of fertilization, and parthenogenesis. Also be sure to investigate how chromosomes are replicated and how proteins are synthesized.

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This is a fluorescence micrograph of a cell during metaphase of mitosis. At metaphase, the chromosomes (green) line up along the center of the cell, and the spindle fibers (purple) grow from their poles to the centromeres (yellow), at the center of each chromosome.. Credit: DR PAUL ANDREWS, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE/Science Photo Library/Getty Images

Not bad! It's clear that you have a basic understanding of mitosis. With that said, you still have a little more to learn about the subject. To increase your knowledge, brush up on mitosis related concepts such as the cell cycle, the stages of mitosis, spindle fibers, and mitosis terms.

You may also be wondering about the process of sex cell production known as meiosis. Explore meiosis by discovering the differences between mitosis and meiosis, viewing an animation of meiosis, and learning about genetic recombination.

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Don't be discouraged. With a little more studying you will get the hang of it. To gain a better understanding of mitosis, study up on the cell cycle, the stages of mitosis, and mitosis terms. Wait, there's more. You may also want to learn about how sex cells are produced by meiosis, as well as the differences between mitosis and meiosis.

Did you know that some organisms reproduce without fertilization? Discover fascinating facts about parthenogenesis, asexual reproduction, and sexual reproduction. To gain a greater understanding of cells and cellular processes, investigate plant and animal cells, the different types of cells, and why some cells commit suicide.