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Biology µGCSE:

Cell Division

10 quick questions - for GCSE and iGCSE



10 minutes maximum! (can you do it in 5?)

1-4: The image shows a cell in two stages of cell division:

cell division 1

This type of cell division can be found all over the body, but not in the sex organs.

1. Which statement about this type of cell division is untrue ?
  • A. It is called mitosis
  • B. It is involved in asexual reproduction
  • C. It is called meiosis
  • D. It is involved in the growth of an organism
2. Where in plants is this type of cell division is found?
  • A. In the petals of flowers
  • B. In a mature leaf
  • C. In the ends of roots
  • D. In the xylem vessels
3. What is structure X in the diagram above?
  • A. nucleus
  • B. cytoplasm
  • C. mitochondria
  • D. chromosome

4. In this type of cell division, which statement below is NOT true?

  • A. The genetic material in the daughter cells is identical to that in the parent cell
  • B. The number of chromosomes in the daughter cell is the same as in the parent cell
  • C. Four cells are produced
  • D. Two cells are produced

5. Sexual reproduction involves the production of gametes and a different type of cell division. Some of the stages of this type of cell division are shown in the diagram.

cell division stages


Which statement about this type of cell division is untrue?

  • A. The daughter cells are identical to the parent cell
  • B. It occurs in the reproductive organs of plants and animals
  • C. It is called meiosis
  • D. The genetic material in the daughter cells is different to that in the parent cell

6+7: Whilst mitosis and meiosis are both types of cell division they differ from each other.
Look at the list of statements and then decide which describe mitosis and which describe meiosis.

  1. One cell is at the start of the cell division process
  2. Takes a long time
  3. Is a relatively quick process
  4. 2 daughter cells are formed
  5. 4 daughter cells are formed
  6. Chromosome number in daughter cells is half that of parent cell
  7. Chromosome number in the daughter cells is the same as parent cell
6. The statements describing mitosis are ..
  • A. 1, 2, 4, 6.
  • B. 1, 3, 5, 7.
  • C. 1, 3, 4, 7.
  • D. 1, 2, 4, 6.
7. The statements describing meiosis are ..
  • A. 1, 2, 5, 7.
  • B. 1, 2, 5, 6.
  • C. 1, 3, 4, 7.
  • D. 1, 3, 4, 6.
8+9: The diagram shows an important molecule that makes up the chromosomes:

mouse genetics diagram

8. The molecule in the diagram is ...
  • A. DNA
  • B. Haemoglobin
  • C. Chlorophyll
  • D. RNA

9. Which of the following rows correctly describes X and Y in the diagram above?

  X Y
A. Complementary base pairs Hydrogen bonds
B. Hydrogen bonds Complementary base pairs
C. Sugar + phosphate backbone Complementary base pairs
D. Complementary base pairs Sugar + phosphate backbone

10. A genome is ...

  • A. a short length of DNA
  • B. all the genetic material of an organism
  • C. a change in the DNA
  • D. the name of the person who discovered DNA