A Quiz On Applied Genetics For Intellectuals Quiz

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A Quiz On Applied Genetics For Intellectuals Quiz

Welcome to a quiz on applied genetics for intellectuals, where we’ll be dishing out a plethora of questions regarding all things to do with genes, zygotes, traits, haemophilia, colour-blindness, red blood cells and much more! How much can you tell us? Let’s take a look right now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A normal human diploid zygote contains a full set of
    • A. 

      23 chromosomes

    • B. 

      44 chromosomes

    • C. 

      46 chromosomes

    • D. 

      XXY chromosomes

  • 2. 
    A chart that traces the inheritance of a trait in the family is called a (an)
    • A. 

      Pedigree

    • B. 

      Karyotype

    • C. 

      Genome

    • D. 

      Autosome

  • 3. 
    Traits that are caused by the interaction of many genes are said to be
    • A. 

      Polyploid

    • B. 

      Linked

    • C. 

      Polygenic

    • D. 

      Autososmal

  • 4. 
    An example of a trait that is caused by multiple alleles
    • A. 

      Huntington's Disease

    • B. 

      ABO blood groups

    • C. 

      Down Syndrome

    • D. 

      Hemophilia

  • 5. 
    Most sex-linked genes are found on the
    • A. 

      Y chromosome

    • B. 

      O chromosome

    • C. 

      YY chromosomes

    • D. 

      X chromosome

  • 6. 
    Hemophilia is a genetic disorder that is
    • A. 

      Sex-linked

    • B. 

      Sex-influenced

    • C. 

      Fairly common

    • D. 

      More common in women than men

  • 7. 
    Which parental pair could produce females with colorblindness
    • A. 

      Homozygous normal-vision mother, father with colorblindness

    • B. 

      Mother with colorblindness, father with normal vision

    • C. 

      Heterozygous normal-vision mother, normal vision father

    • D. 

      Heterozygous normal-vision mother, father with colorblindness

  • 8. 
    A common genetic disorder characterized by bent and twisted red blood cells is
    • A. 

      Cystic fibrosis

    • B. 

      Hemophilia

    • C. 

      Sickle cell disease

    • D. 

      Muscular dystrophy

  • 9. 
    A student traced a widow's peak hairline in her family. Having a widow's peak is dominant to not having a widow's peak. What is the genotype of a mother who is heterozygous for having a widow's peak and a father who has a widow's peak?
    • A. 

      Mother - Ww, Father - WW

    • B. 

      Mother - ww, Father - ww

    • C. 

      Mother - WW, Father - Ww

    • D. 

      Mother - WW, Father - WW

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      A dominant genetic diosorder is expressed only if the individual has two copies of the gene.

    • B. 

      A dominant genetic disorder is not expressed

    • C. 

      A recessive geneticdisorder is expressed if the individual has only one recessive allele.

    • D. 

      A recessive genetic disorder is expressed only if the individual has two recessive forms of the allele.