Heredity Quiz

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Ch. 3 Sections 1 & 2 (Mendel's Work/Probability and Heredity)

  
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  • 1. 
    Gregor Mendel is often called:
    • A. 

      The Father of Heredity

    • B. 

      The King of Peas

    • C. 

      The Father of Genetics


  • 2. 
    Heredity is:
    • A. 

      The process by which parents pass characteristics or traits on to their children.

    • B. 

      Seen in plants, people and other organisms where there are parents and offspring.

    • C. 

      A way that some diseases and disorders are passed from parents to offspring.

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 3. 
    What are genes?
    • A. 

      Something that you wear on your legs.

    • B. 

      Segments of DNA that carry instructions for the traits of the offspring.

    • C. 

      Both A & B

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 4. 
    The passing of traits from parents to offspring is called:
    • A. 

      Hand me downs

    • B. 

      Purebred

    • C. 

      Heredity

    • D. 

      Hybrid


  • 5. 
    An organism with two different alleles for a trait is said to be:
    • A. 

      Recessive

    • B. 

      Hybrid

    • C. 

      Dominant

    • D. 

      Purebred


  • 6. 
    An allele whose trait is masked in the prsence of a dominant allele is:
    • A. 

      Dominant

    • B. 

      Recessive

    • C. 

      Purebred

    • D. 

      Hybrid


  • 7. 
    The letter P in a "P" Generation stands for:
    • A. 

      Pepsi

    • B. 

      Probability

    • C. 

      Punnett

    • D. 

      Parent


  • 8. 
    Heterozygous alleles are also considered to be:
    • A. 

      Hybrid

    • B. 

      Purebred

    • C. 

      Phenotype

    • D. 

      Genotype


  • 9. 
    A chart that shows all the possible combinations of alleles that can result from a genetic cross is called a:
    • A. 

      Pascal triangle

    • B. 

      Punnett Square

    • C. 

      Purebred Cross

    • D. 

      Hybrid Cross


  • 10. 
    What would be the results of a genetic cross between parents that have a BB and a Bb? (Making a chart will help)
    • A. 

      BB, BB, Bb, Bb

    • B. 

      BB, BB, BB, BB

    • C. 

      BB, bb, BB, BB


  • 11. 
    If the results of a genetic cross were TT, TT, Tt, tt What would be the probalilty of getting a homozygous short? Note that T is dominant (tall) and t is recessive (short)
    • A. 

      100%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      25%


  • 12. 
    If the results of a genetic cross were TT, TT, Tt, tt What would be the probalilty of getting a purebred tall? Note that T is dominant (tall) and t is recessive (short)
    • A. 

      100%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      25%


  • 13. 
    Which of the following is considered to be heterozygous?
    • A. 

      TT

    • B. 

      Tt

    • C. 

      Tt


  • 14. 
    It is NOT possible for two hybrid black rabbits (both Bb) to produce a white rabbit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    A number that describe how likely it is that an event will occur is:
    • A. 

      Mathematical equation

    • B. 

      Probability

    • C. 

      Codominance

    • D. 

      Punnett square


  • 16. 
    Your body weight and your skin color are two traits that are:
    • A. 

      Inherited

    • B. 

      Influenced by your environment

    • C. 

      Both A & B

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 17. 
    Which of the following is an example of a genotype?
    • A. 

      BB

    • B. 

      Brown hair


  • 18. 
    Which of the following is an example of a phenotype?
    • A. 

      Blue eyes

    • B. 

      Bb


  • 19. 
    An inheritance pattern in which the alleles are neither dominant nor recessive is called:
    • A. 

      Codominance

    • B. 

      Codependant

    • C. 

      Cooperative


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