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Amino Acids

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Fun Trivia : Quizzes : Biochemistry
Amino Acids game quiz
"This quiz will test your knowledge of the names, properties, and structures of the 20 amino acids. All amino acids contain an alpha carbon bonded to 4 groups: a hydrogen (H) atom, a carboxyl group (-COOH), an amino group (-NH3) and a side chain "R"."

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1. Which of the following amino acids is the smallest of all amino acids?
    Alanine
    Glycine
    Valine
    Serine


2. Which of the following amino acids can form a special covalent bond called a disulfide bond?
    Tyrosine
    Methionine
    Cysteine
    Lysine


3. Which of the following amino acids is actually an imino acid?
    Alanine
    Proline
    Tryptophan
    Glutamic acid


4. Which of the following amino acids is the largest of all the amino acids?
    Tryptophan
    Histidine
    Tyrosine
    Glutamic acid


5. Which of the following amino acids is NOT positively charged?
    Histidine
    Lysine
    Aspartic acid
    Arginine


6. The three letter abbreviation "asn" corresponds to which amino acid?
    Aspartic acid
    Asparagine
    Arginine
    Alanine


7. Of amino acids abbreviated "Lys", "Glu", "Trp", and "Gln", which is a basic amino acid with a positive charge?
    Lysine
    Tryptophan
    Glutamic acid
    Glutamine


8. Which of the following amino acids' side chains is a single methyl group?
    Valine
    Alanine
    Leucine
    Isoleucine


9. Which two of the following amino acids could form a ionic bond?
    Glutamic acid and Valine
    Aspartic acid and Lysine
    Arginine and Glutamine
    Proline and Glycine


10. Which of the following amino acid(s) are polar?
    Arginine
    Serine
    All of these
    Tyrosine


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Compiled Jun 28 12