Basic Genetics

Question 1 of 22

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The passing of traits from parent to child is the basis of heredity

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 2 of 22

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Check all that are true regarding traits:

Select one or more of the following:

  • Our genes encode the instructions that make our traits

  • Genes are made of DNA

  • Genes resides in the chromosomes

Question 3 of 22

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A child gets 46 chromosomes from each parent

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 4 of 22

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When the egg and sperm cell join together, what do they initially form?

Select one of the following:

  • a monkey

  • a baby

  • a zygote

Question 5 of 22

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Characteristics of one's physical make up are ______________________ (select all that apply)

Select one or more of the following:

  • behavior traits

  • herding instinct

  • physical traits

  • eye color

Question 6 of 22

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characteristics of the way one acts are ________________ (select all that apply)

Select one or more of the following:

  • behavior traits

  • herding instinct

  • physical traits

  • eye color

Question 7 of 22

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Traits are defined only by genes

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 22

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The environment or non-genetic factors can change traits

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 22

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Alleles are the set of genetic information for a trait

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 10 of 22

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Single gene traits are _____________________ (select one or more answers)

Select one or more of the following:

  • rare

  • common

  • traits influenced by just one gene

  • traits influenced by more than one gene

Question 11 of 22

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Complex traits are _____________________ (select one or more answers)

Select one or more of the following:

  • rare

  • common

  • traits influenced by just one gene

  • traits influenced by more than one gene

Question 12 of 22

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Having two of the same allele for a trait is called _______________________________

Select one or more of the following:

  • homozygous

  • heterozygous

Question 13 of 22

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Having two different alleles for a trait is called _______________________________

Select one or more of the following:

  • homozygous

  • heterozygous

Question 14 of 22

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red flower plus white flower equals pink flower is an example of incomplete dominance.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 15 of 22

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The dominant allele is masked when it appears with a recessive allele

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 16 of 22

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Alleles are one of a number of different forms of a gene

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 17 of 22

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The specific location ("address") on a chromosome of a particular gene code for making a certain protein is _____________

Select one of the following:

  • gene

  • locus

  • DNA

Question 18 of 22

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The sequence of nucleotides that codes the making of a specific protein

Select one of the following:

  • allele

  • gene

  • ribosomes

Question 19 of 22

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The genotype for a given trait is made up of a combination of alleles inherited from parents

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 20 of 22

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A change in the nucleotide order of a gene which makes a new allele is a mutation

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 21 of 22

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blue eyes are recessive.

The phenotype of blue eyes only occurs if the genotype has two recessive alleles.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 22 of 22

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If the genetics of something is complex, it typically means that there are many different loci that play a role.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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