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Animation: Random Orientation of Chromosomes During Meiosis
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View the animation below, then complete the quiz to test your knowledge of the concept.






1Random orientation of homologous chromosomes occurs in ________ of meiosis.
A)prophase I
B)metaphase I
C)anaphase I
D)prophase II
E)metaphase II



2Consider a cell that has four pairs of chromosomes. What is the number of possible chromosome orientations in that cell?
A)4
B)8
C)16
D)24
E)32



3Consider a cell that has three pairs of chromosomes. What fraction of the gametes produced from this cell will contain only maternal chromosomes?
A)1/2
B)1/4
C)1/6
D)1/8
E)1/12



4The region of the cell where chromosome pairs line up is referred to as the plate.
A)True
B)False



5The actual structure that homologues bind to is called the spindle axis.
A)True
B)False







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