Genetics: Genes And Chromosomes! Basics Quiz

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Are chromosomes a part of a gene, or is it the other way round? Not many people could answer the question with confidence unless they were extra attentive in the classes this week. To see just how much you understand about genes take up the quiz below and test your understanding of the two, their functions and relationship. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Genes are the instruction manuals for our bodies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Genes are made of ________.
  • 3. 
    Genes are the directions for building all the ________ that make our bodies function.
  • 4. 
    One strand of DNA contains only a few genes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Genes are needed to give instructions on how to make and operate all parts of our bodies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    _____________ transport oxygen through our bodies.
  • 7. 
    Red blood cells use a protein called ____________ to capture and transport oxygen.
  • 8. 
    The human body has approximately _________ genes
  • 9. 
    A mutation is a
    • A. 

      A unit of complex genes

    • B. 

      The process which produces proteins

    • C. 

      A change

  • 10. 
    Sickle cell anemia, which affects only Black people, is said to be caused by a mutation in the hemoglobin gene.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    ___________ is a protein which is responsible for the growth of hair and nails
  • 12. 
    If you extracted the DNA from a cell and extended it, approximately how long would it be?
  • 13. 
    DNA is packaged into compact units called ____________.
  • 14. 
    Each human cell has ___________ chromosomes.
  • 15. 
    Females carry the chromosomes x and y
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of the following are true?
    • A. 

      Mosquitoes have 6 chromosomes.

    • B. 

      Carp have 104 chromosomes.

    • C. 

      An onion has 15 chromosomes.

    • D. 

      All of the above are true.

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