Multiple Choice Quiz on Transcription

This quiz is designed to assess your basic knowledge in ‘transcription’. Questions come under ‘medium’ category. Choose the best answer from the four options given. When you've finished answering as many of the questions as you can, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check your answers by clicking 'Score'. Percentage score will be displayed along with right answers.
eukaryotic transcription
1. The process of formation of RNAs from a DNA template is called
none of these
2. Transcription occurs during
S phase only
G1 phase only
G1 and G2 phase
G1, S and G2 phase of interphase
3. Transcription is initiated by the binding to the promoter by
DNA polymerase
RNA polymerase
Both a and b
4. Which of the following enzyme involved in transcription is a ribozyme
RNA polymerase
poly A polymerase
5. The enzyme RNA polymerase is a
RNA dependent RNA polymerase
DNA dependent RNA polymerase
RNA dependent DNA polymerase
none of these
6. Which of the following statement is true regarding termination of transcription in prokaryotes
rho protein is a transcription termination factor in prokaryotes
rho independent termination can also occur
rho protein is a specialized helicase
all of these
7. Which of the following statements are incorrect regarding eukaryotic and prokaryotic transcription
Three different RNA polymerases are required in eukaryotic transcription
Eukaryotic promoters are same as that of prokaryotic promoters
Many transcription factors are involved in binding of eukaryotic RNA polymerase to DNA
Transcription factors binds to the DNA before the eukaryotic RNA polymerase binds
8. Post transcriptional modification of mRNA in eukaryotes include
intron splicing
poly A tailing
all of these
9. The promoter region for RNA polymerase II in eukaryotes has
Hogness box
Pribnows box
-135 sequence
-10 sequence
10. Which of the following factor is essential for promoter sequence recognition by RNA polymerase
α subunit
β subunit
β’ subunit
σ subunit
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