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Are You A Twin Expert? - Quiz

Having twins or have twins? Maybe you are just curious, take this fun twin quiz and see how much you know about twinnies.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which is the correct term for Identical Twins?

    • A.

      Dizygotic

    • B.

      Monozygotic

    • C.

      Monochorionic

    • D.

      Polyzygotic

    • E.

      Monoamniotic

    Correct Answer
    B. Monozygotic
    Explanation
    The correct term for identical twins is monozygotic. This term refers to twins who develop from a single fertilized egg that splits into two separate embryos. Monozygotic twins share the same genetic material and are typically of the same sex. This is in contrast to dizygotic twins, who develop from two separate eggs fertilized by two different sperm, and may have different genetic makeup. The terms monochorionic and monoamniotic refer to the number of placentas and amniotic sacs in the pregnancy, respectively, and are not specific to identical twins. Polyzygotic is not a recognized term in relation to twins.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is false?

    • A.

      Fraternal twins run in families

    • B.

      Twins can sometimes have different birthdays

    • C.

      Identical twins always share the same placenta

    • D.

      Cleopatra had twins

    • E.

      Meat eaters are more like to have twins than vegetarians

    Correct Answer
    C. Identical twins always share the same placenta
    Explanation
    Identical twins do not always share the same placenta. In some cases, identical twins can have separate placentas, which is known as dichorionic diamniotic twins. This occurs when the fertilized egg splits within the first few days after conception. So, it is false to say that identical twins always share the same placenta.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is said to increase your chance of having twins?

    • A.

      Pumpkins

    • B.

      Eggplants

    • C.

      Melons

    • D.

      Yams

    • E.

      Pineapples

    Correct Answer
    D. Yams
    Explanation
    Yams are said to increase the chance of having twins because they contain a higher level of a chemical compound called phytoestrogen, which is believed to stimulate the release of multiple eggs during ovulation. This can potentially increase the chances of conceiving fraternal twins. However, it is important to note that the effect of yams on twin conception is not scientifically proven and more research is needed in this area.

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  • 4. 

    Identical twins are always the same gender.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Identical twins are formed when a single fertilized egg splits into two separate embryos. Since both embryos come from the same fertilized egg, they have the same genetic makeup. This means that identical twins will always have the same gender because their genetic sex is determined by the chromosomes present in the fertilized egg. Therefore, it is true that identical twins are always the same gender.

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  • 5. 

    Elvis Presley had a twin brother.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Elvis Presley did indeed have a twin brother named Jesse Garon Presley. Unfortunately, Jesse was stillborn, which means he passed away shortly before or during birth. This tragic event had a profound impact on Elvis and his family, as he often spoke about his brother and felt a deep connection to him throughout his life. Despite Jesse's untimely death, his existence as Elvis's twin brother is a well-documented fact.

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  • 6. 

    When it comes to who is more likely to conceive twins, which statement is not true?

    • A.

      A women under 30 is more likely to have twins

    • B.

      Women from Nigeria are more likely to conceive twins

    • C.

      Your chance of twins increases if twins are in the family

    • D.

      Taller women have a high chance of twins

    • E.

      You have had twins already

    Correct Answer
    A. A women under 30 is more likely to have twins
  • 7. 

    What is the origin of the word ‘twin’?

    • A.

      German

    • B.

      French

    • C.

      Latin

    • D.

      Greek

    • E.

      Arabic

    Correct Answer
    A. German
    Explanation
    The word "twin" originated from the German language.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following celebrities is not a twin?

    • A.

      Sheryl Crow

    • B.

      Alanis Morissette

    • C.

      Scarlett Johansson

    • D.

      Vin Diesel

    • E.

      Gisele Bundchen

    Correct Answer
    A. Sheryl Crow
    Explanation
    Sheryl Crow is the correct answer because she is not known to have a twin. The other celebrities listed, Alanis Morissette, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diesel, and Gisele Bundchen, either have a twin or are known to have a sibling who looks very similar to them.

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  • 9. 

    Conjoined twins are always the same gender.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Conjoined twins are always the same gender because they develop from a single fertilized egg that splits into two embryos. This means that both twins will have the same genetic makeup and therefore the same gender.

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  • 10. 

    All twins are born via a cesarean section?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "All twins are born via a cesarean section" is false. While it is true that some twins may be born via a cesarean section, many twins are born vaginally. The method of delivery for twins depends on various factors such as the position of the babies, the health of the mother and babies, and the recommendations of the healthcare provider. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that all twins are born via a cesarean section.

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