AP Bio Ch 13 Human Genetics Quiz

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Human genetics as we have come to know is the scientific study of inherited human variation. One benefit of studying is the discovery and description of the genetic contribution to many human diseases. Test out what you know about the genetics of the most interesting species on earth from chapter 13 through this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Homologous chromosomes are paired.

    • B. 

      Sex chromosomes are identified separately from autosomes.

    • C. 

      Chromosome pairs are numbered from smallest to largest.

    • D. 

      Chromosome pairs are assorted by both size and shape.

    • E. 

      Banding patterns are used in pairing chromosomes.

  • 2. 
    When homologous chromosomes fail to separate during meiosis, this is termed
    • A. 

      Cross-over.

    • B. 

      RFLP.

    • C. 

      Linked genes.

    • D. 

      Disjunction.

    • E. 

      Nondisjunction.

  • 3. 
    Which one of these is caused by repeats of base triplets rather than a whole chromosome?
    • A. 

      Down syndrome

    • B. 

      Edward syndrome

    • C. 

      Klinefelter syndrome

    • D. 

      Fragile-X syndrome

    • E. 

      Turner syndrome

  • 4. 
    In a pedigree chart, which is correct?
    • A. 

      Circles = males; squares = females.

    • B. 

      A line between a circle and a square represents a mating.

    • C. 

      A carrier with a normal phenotype is represented by a black circle or square.

    • D. 

      Offspring are represented by triangles.

  • 5. 
    Which is associated with the inability to produce factor VIII in the blood?
    • A. 

      Male pattern baldness

    • B. 

      Sickle-cell disease

    • C. 

      Color blindness

    • D. 

      Hemophilia

    • E. 

      Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      AO and BO only

    • B. 

      AO, BO, and AB only

    • C. 

      AA, BB, and AB only

    • D. 

      AO, BO, and OO only

    • E. 

      AO, BO, AB, and OO only

  • 7. 
    Which disease results in deformed red blood cells, poor circulation, and anemia?
    • A. 

      Male pattern baldness

    • B. 

      Sickle-cell disease

    • C. 

      Huntington disease

    • D. 

      Hemophilia

    • E. 

      Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  • 8. 
    Which provides protection against malaria in the heterozygote?
    • A. 

      Pattern baldness

    • B. 

      Sickle-cell disease

    • C. 

      Huntington disease

    • D. 

      Hemophilia

    • E. 

      Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  • 9. 
    Karyotyping can be used to tell whether the chromosome number and structure are normal in prenatal diagnosis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Rh is an allele of the ABO blood group.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by the lack of the protein dystrophin in affected muscle tissue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False