Genetics Quizzes

You have blue eyes, your dad has green and your mom has brown. What now? How did that happen? Were you adopted? Are you an alien? Of course not! It's genetics! What exactly is genetics? Do you know? You do? Excellent! Tell me, what the chance of having blue eyes is? And how often do albinos appear?

What is a genetic trait, and what's just a personality quirk? You know the answers to these questions? What about "Is liking chocolate something genetic?", "What types of blood groups will two people's children have?" and "Where does my curly hair come from?". With questions like these, you'll be forced to take a walk to the genetics in your past and ask your family for the answers to these questions!

Sample Questions

  • Homozygous traits are revealed in genotypes that are:
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  • In sexual reproduction, organism have either:
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  • If blue eye colour (e) is recessive to brown eyes (B) and two heterozygous parents have a child, what is the chance that the childs phenotype will be blue eyed? *Hint* Try a Punnett square.
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  • A cross of a white chick (WW) with a black chick (BB) produces all speckled offspring (WB) This type of inhetitance is known as:

  • What is a dominant allele?
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  • A heterozygous tall pea plant is crossed with a short plant. Tall (T) is dominant to short (t) plants. The probability that the offspring plant will be tall is:

  • Brown (B) is dominant over white (b) in foxes. A homozygous brown fox is crossed with a white fox. The probability that the fox offspring will be white?

  • If blue eye colour (e) is recessive to brown eyes (B), what would be the genotype of a brown eyed person?
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  • Find the answer that best fits: Asexual organisms:
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