Interesting Quiz Over American Revolution

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American Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

History always has a way of taking us back to the origin of most of the things we see around us. Interesting, right? Learn more about the American revolution through the quiz and verse yourself with more American history!


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  • 1. 
    Genes are composed of __________.
    • A. 

      Traits

    • B. 

      Nucleotides

    • C. 

      Proteins

    • D. 

      Alleles

    • E. 

      Amino acids

  • 2. 
    A person is heterozygous for hair texture. Which of these statements is correct about this person's DNA?
    • A. 

      This person has two of the same gene for hair texture.

    • B. 

      This person has two different genes for hair texture.

    • C. 

      This person has the same allele at the loci for hair texture.

    • D. 

      This person has two different alleles at the loci for hair texture.

    • E. 

      This person has two different homologues for hair texture.

    • F. 

      This person has the same homologues for hair texture.

  • 3. 
    In the 1800s, it was commonly believed that the traits of both parents for any feature blended to create the offspring and that the blended trait was passed on. Which of the following observations was most important to Mendel's understanding of genes as unchanged units of information?
    • A. 

      Recessive traits are not expressed in children.

    • B. 

      Pure breeding lines always produce the same offspring.

    • C. 

      Recessive traits can reappear in later generations.

    • D. 

      Dominant traits are always expressed in children.

    • E. 

      Dominant traits are more common in the population.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is true about dominant alleles?
    • A. 

      Dominant alleles mask the presence of recessive alleles.

    • B. 

      Dominant alleles are more important than recessive alleles.

    • C. 

      Dominant alleles are more common in the population than recessive alleles.

    • D. 

      Dominant alleles are healthier than recessive alleles.

    • E. 

      Dominant alleles are passed on more often than recessive alleles.

  • 5. 
    Considering pea flowers, where purple is dominant to white, describe the genotype of a white flower.
    • A. 

      White

    • B. 

      Pp

    • C. 

      Purple

    • D. 

      PP

    • E. 

      Heterozygous recessive

    • F. 

      Homozygous recessive

  • 6. 
    A purple-flowered pea plant self-fertilizes and produces both purple and white offspring. What is its genotype?
    • A. 

      Pp x PP

    • B. 

      PP

    • C. 

      Pp

    • D. 

      Pp x Pp

    • E. 

      Pp

    • F. 

      Pp x pp

  • 7. 
    Considering pea flowers, where purple is dominant to white, describe the genotype of a plant with the alleles Pp.
    • A. 

      Homozygous

    • B. 

      Homozygous dominant

    • C. 

      White

    • D. 

      Heterozygous

    • E. 

      Heterozygous dominant recessive

    • F. 

      Purple

  • 8. 
    A pea plant with purple flowers is crossed with a pea plant with white flowers. One-half of the offspring have purple flowers and one-half have white flowers. What are the genotypes of the parent plants?
    • A. 

      PP x pp

    • B. 

      Pp x Pp

    • C. 

      Pp x pp

    • D. 

      Pp x pp

  • 9. 
    During which phase of meiosis does the law of segregation of alleles occur?
    • A. 

      Metaphase II

    • B. 

      Anaphase II

    • C. 

      Metaphase

    • D. 

      Metaphase I

    • E. 

      Anaphase

    • F. 

      Anaphase I

  • 10. 
    During which phase of the cell cycle does the law of independent assortment occur?
    • A. 

      Anaphase II

    • B. 

      Metaphase II

    • C. 

      Anaphase

    • D. 

      Anaphase I

    • E. 

      Metaphase I

    • F. 

      Metaphase

  • 11. 
    A pure-breeding plant with red flowers is crossed with a pure-breeding plant with white flowers. The offspring all have pink flowers. What pattern of inheritance does this involve?
    • A. 

      Pleiotropic gene

    • B. 

      Codominance

    • C. 

      Multi-gene phenotype

    • D. 

      Incomplete dominance

    • E. 

      Multi-allele gene

  • 12. 
    What are the possible genotypes of a person with type O blood?
    • A. 

      Ao, Bo, oo

    • B. 

      Ao, Bo

    • C. 

      Oo, oo

    • D. 

      Oo

  • 13. 
    What feature controls the tightness of the linkage of two genes?
    • A. 

      The importance of the genes in a metabolic pathway

    • B. 

      The length of the two genes

    • C. 

      Whether both genes are dominant or recessive

    • D. 

      The distance between the two genes

    • E. 

      The distance between the two chromosomes during meiosis

  • 14. 
    Two healthy parents give birth to a child with cystic fibrosis, a recessive disorder. What can we say about both parents?
    • A. 

      Both parents are heterozygous for the disease allele.

    • B. 

      Only one parent must be heterozygous for the disease allele.

    • C. 

      One parent must be homozygous for the disease allele.

    • D. 

      Both parents are homozygous for the disease allele.

    • E. 

      One parent must be heterozygous for the disease allele. The other must be homozygous healthy.

  • 15. 
    A mother has two X chromosomes. A father has an X and a Y. What are the odds that they produce a female child?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 16. 
    Why can't a color-blind father pass this condition on to his sons?
    • A. 

      The father gives only his Y chromosome to his sons.

    • B. 

      The father gives only his X chromosome to his sons.

    • C. 

      Children can receive the color deficiency allele only from their mother.

    • D. 

      Fathers pass on dominant alleles for color vision only to their sons.

  • 17. 
    Why do males suffer from sex-linked disorders more often than females?
    • A. 

      The diseases that are sex-linked require the expression of testosterone.

    • B. 

      Males can express single recessive alleles from their single X chromosome.

    • C. 

      Males can express single recessive alleles from their single Y chromosome.

    • D. 

      Fathers are more likely to pass disease alleles on to sons than to daughters.

    • E. 

      The disease genes are only located on the Y chromosome of males.

  • 18. 
    In a family pedigree, what does the following symbol stand for?
    • A. 

      Homozygous male

    • B. 

      Incomplete dominant female

    • C. 

      Homozygous female

    • D. 

      Carrier female

    • E. 

      Carrier male

    • F. 

      Incomplete dominant male

  • 19. 
    What error is responsible for creating Jacob syndrome?
    • A. 

      Sex-linked inheritance

    • B. 

      Incomplete dominant

    • C. 

      Nondisjunction of chromosomes

    • D. 

      Dominant mutation

    • E. 

      Trisomy 21

    • F. 

      Recessive mutation

  • 20. 
    In studying the karyotypes of a random sample of 10,000 people, you find the following disorders related to nondisjunction of chromosomes:
    • 11 people have trisomy 21
    • 3 women have XO
    • 10 men have XXY
    • 9 women have trisomy X
    • 11 men have XYY
    You find no other cases of extra or missing chromosomes. What might you conclude about nondisjunction disorders in general?
    • A. 

      Extra or missing copies of most of the chromosomes are common but must cause no symptoms.

    • B. 

      Nondisjunction of chromosome 21 must be directly related to the age of the mother.

    • C. 

      An XY homologue pair must be extremely susceptible to nondisjunction.

    • D. 

      Extra or missing copies of most of the autosomes must be lethal early in life.