Quiz: How Much Do You Know About The Chromosome - Linked Heritage?

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Chromosome Quizzes & Trivia

The Y chromosome is known as 1 of the two sex chromosomes found in mammals. It is also known as the sex-determining chromosome in most species. In other words, its presence or absence that determines the male/female sex of offsprings produced in the sexual reproduction. So, how much do you know about this chromosome? Test yourself with our small quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many base pairs can be found in the human Y chromosome?
    • A. 

      59

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      65

    • D. 

      70

  • 2. 
    How is the Y chromosome passed?
    • A. 

      From mother to son

    • B. 

      Only from father to son

    • C. 

      From grandfather to son

    • D. 

      From sister to niece

  • 3. 
    Who determined that the Y chromosome was a sex chromosome?
    • A. 

      Nettie Stevens

    • B. 

      Marie Curie

    • C. 

      Louis Pasteur

    • D. 

      Sigmund Freud

  • 4. 
    When was the X chromosome discovered?
    • A. 

      In 1890

    • B. 

      In 1900

    • C. 

      In 1902

    • D. 

      In 1911

  • 5. 
    When was chromosome Y discovered?
    • A. 

      In 1880

    • B. 

      In 1900

    • C. 

      In 1905

    • D. 

      In 1910

  • 6. 
    Who supposedly bears the Y chromosomes?
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      Mammals

    • D. 

      Reptiles

  • 7. 
    Which animals genders are determined by their environment?
    • A. 

      Snails

    • B. 

      Fish

    • C. 

      Reptiles

    • D. 

      Dolphins

  • 8. 
    What is an autosome?
    • A. 

      It's an x chromosome

    • B. 

      It is a chromosome with an anomaly

    • C. 

      It is a chromosome on its own

    • D. 

      It's a chromosome that is not an allosome.

  • 9. 
    How many genes does the chromosome Y is said to have lost?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1393

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      20

  • 10. 
    What defines the degeneration of chromosome Y?
    • A. 

      Natural selection.

    • B. 

      A change in the environment.

    • C. 

      Poor diet.

    • D. 

      High mutation, inefficient selection, and genetic drift.