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Test how well you know Thomas Morgan.

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Question 1

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What field of science did Thomas Morgan establish?
Answer
  • Genetics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry

Question 2

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What is the main idea in Thomas Morgan's Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance?
Answer
  • Genes are located on chromosomes like beads on string, and that genes can be linked to chromosomes.
  • Chromosomes have nothing to do with inheritance and heredity.
  • Genes are separate from chromosomes, and they do not interact with one another.
  • Genes are located on chromosomes, but cannot link to the chromosome.

Question 3

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What species of flies did Thomas Morgan experiment on?
Answer
  • Drosophila Flies
  • Bluebottle flies
  • Cluster flies
  • Horse flies

Question 4

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Why did Thomas Morgan use flies as subjects in his experiments?
Answer
  • They produced large amounts of offspring for Morgan to examine.
  • He could easily keep them contained.
  • He had been fascinated by flies since he was a child.
  • He used flies because he couldn't afford larger test subjects.

Question 5

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Why do we learn about genetics?
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  • To understand the human body, and to create new medical treatments to fight illnesses and mutations in the body.
  • To learn about the environment.
  • To get good grades in school.
  • To become better scientists.

Question 6

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How many X chromosomes do male Drosophila have? How many X chromosomes do Female Drosophila have?
Answer
  • Male drosophila have one X chromosome while female drosophila have two X chromosomes.
  • Male drosophila have two X chromosomes while female drosophila have one X chromosome.
  • Male drosophila have no X chromosomes while female drosophila have one X chromosome.
  • Both male and female drosophila have two X chromosomes.

Question 7

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What might have happened if Thomas Morgan never proved his Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance, or examined flies in his "fly room" experiments? Choose all that apply.
Answer
  • Modern medical treatments for diseases and cancers would have never been created.
  • Genetics would have never been created into a experimental field.
  • Nothing would change. We would still have extensive knowledge about modern genetics.
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