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Animation: Stages of Meiosis
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View the animation below, then complete the quiz to test your knowledge of the concept.






1Synapsis is the side-by-side alignment of
A)sister chromatids of a chromosome.
B)homologous chromosomes.
C)non-homologous chromosomes.
D)spindle fibers.
E)nuclei prior to the division of the cytoplasm.



2At the end of meiosis I, each daughter cell is
A)diploid, and each chromosome consists of a single chromatid.
B)diploid, and each chromosome consists of two chromatids.
C)haploid, and each chromosome consists of a single chromatid.
D)haploid, and each chromosome consists of two chromatids.
E)haploid, containing a mixture of single- and double-chromatid chromosomes.



3During anaphase I of meiosis, ____I____ move towards opposite cell poles, whereas during anaphase II of meiosis, ____II____ are separated.
A)I = sister chromatids ; II = non-sister chromatids
B)I = sister chromatids ; II = homologous chromosomes
C)I = homologous chromosomes ; II = sister chromatids
D)I = homologous chromosomes ; II = non-sister chromatids
E)I = homologous chromosomes ; II = non-homologous chromosomes



4Crossing-over occurs in metaphase I.
A)True
B)False



5Telophase II of meiosis is basically prophase II in reverse.
A)True
B)False







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