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Genetics Quiz

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Genetics Quiz

This quiz will be used as a pre-test and a post-test to measure students gain scores on the topic of genetics. Do your best, if you don't know the answer it is best to guess rather than leave a blank.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Find the answer that best fits: Asexual organisms:
    • A. 

      Have the ability to copy themselves

    • B. 

      Are very complex and higher order animals

    • C. 

      Lay eggs

    • D. 

      Are only plants

  • 2. 
    In sexual reproduction, organism have either:
    • A. 

      A male cell or female cell

    • B. 

      A nucleus or a nucleolus

    • C. 

      Chromosome or alleles

    • D. 

      The ability to copy themselves

  • 3. 
    Homozygous traits are revealed in genotypes that are:
    • A. 

      Different

    • B. 

      Same

    • C. 

      Traits that are recessive

    • D. 

      Traits that are dominant

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      AA

    • B. 

      Aa

    • C. 

      AA

    • D. 

      Aa

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      25% of the sweet peas are homozygous

    • B. 

      There is a 1 in 4 chance for the sweet pea to be tall

    • C. 

      50% of the sweet peas will have the same genotype

    • D. 

      The next generation of Tt sweet peas combining with Tt will all be tall

  • 6. 
    Mrs. Cobble has two guinea pigs, one black male and one white female.  They have babies, 2 are white, and 5 are black.  Why?
    • A. 

      Male guinea pigs are dominant

    • B. 

      Parents traits do not matter, nature decides.

    • C. 

      Black guinea pigs have more traits than white guinea pigs.

    • D. 

      Guinea pigs get have of their traits from mom and half from dad. Some traits are recessive some are dominant

  • 7. 
    All of the following are phenotypes except:
    • A. 

      Eye color

    • B. 

      Attached Ear lobes

    • C. 

      Personality

    • D. 

      Height

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      1 out of 4

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      3 out of 4

  • 9. 
    Kids resemble parents because: 
    • A. 

      They live in the same house.

    • B. 

      They speak the same language

    • C. 

      They have the same blood

    • D. 

      They have similar DNA

  • 10. 
    Complete the analogy. Brown eyes are dominant. 
    • A. 

      Recessive:Dimples

    • B. 

      Recessive: blue eyes

    • C. 

      Recessive: being funny

    • D. 

      Recessive: Number of bones in your body

  • 11. 
    From the picture above of parents, infer what charateristics might their children have?
    • A. 

      They will look exactly like thier parents

    • B. 

      They will have long hair

    • C. 

      The children will have at least 75% of having brown eyes

    • D. 

      They will have dimples

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      The children will all have a widow's peak

    • B. 

      None of the children will have a widow's peak

    • C. 

      Half of the children will have a widow's peak

    • D. 

      75% of the children will hav a widow's peak

  • 13. 
    What information would you need to have in order to analyze whether or not the Obama children could have blue or green eyes?
    • A. 

      Their blood type

    • B. 

      What the grandparents genotypes and phenotypes were.

    • C. 

      They would not be able to have blue eyes

    • D. 

      All of their eyes will be brown

  • 14. 
    If your grandparents all had dimples and your parents all have dimples which statement is true?
    • A. 

      None of the children will have dimples.

    • B. 

      Dimples are not passed down through heredity.

    • C. 

      All your brothers and sisters will have dimples.

    • D. 

      Nature causes dimples you cannot predict when someone will have them.