Difference Between Genetics And Heredity Quiz

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Difference Between Genetics And Heredity Quiz

You may have heard a medical professional describe the illness as “genetic” or “hereditary” at some point in your life, but do you know what the distinction is there? Don’t they mean the same thing? The answer is no! Hereditary means the disease can be passed on from one generation to the next, but genetic diseases need not be hereditary, they originate from a change in an organism’s genome. See if you can learn more about the difference in this quiz!


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  • 1. 
    Which of these is an inherited trait?
    • A. 

      Liking the color red

    • B. 

      Having long fingers

    • C. 

      Wearing your hair in a ponytail

    • D. 

      Liking chocolate ice cream

  • 2. 
    Which of these can you change?
    • A. 

      Your instincts

    • B. 

      Your inherited traits

    • C. 

      Your learned behaviors

    • D. 

      Your inherited behaviors

  • 3. 
  • 4. 
    • A. 

      They will learn to cook by instinct.

    • B. 

      They will learn to cook by watching her.

    • C. 

      They will inherit her cooking skills.

    • D. 

      Cooking is an inherited trait.

  • 5. 
    Where does an animal get its genes?
    • A. 

      All from its mother

    • B. 

      All from its father

    • C. 

      Half of its genes come from its mother and half from its father

    • D. 

      Most of its genes from its mother and some of its genes come from its father

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      So there's more water to fill swimming pools

    • B. 

      So the plants can grow well during a drought (decreased water)

    • C. 

      So plants can grow in heavy rains

    • D. 

      So farmers will not die from chemical poisoning

  • 7. 
    Which characteristic would NOT be passed on by a gene?
    • A. 

      Pink fur

    • B. 

      Webbed feet

    • C. 

      Brown scales

    • D. 

      Broken wing

  • 8. 
    Which statement is true?
    • A. 

      A gene causes a trait.

    • B. 

      A trait is learned.

  • 9. 
    Which of these is an inherited trait?
    • A. 

      Having freckles

    • B. 

      Being a good reader

    • C. 

      Having a scar on your arm

  • 10. 
    This picture shows the shape of ____________
    • A. 

      A virus

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      DNA

  • 11. 
    How many chromosomes do you inherit from your mom?
    • A. 

      34

    • B. 

      46

    • C. 

      23

  • 12. 
    Gregor Mendel is credited as being the ____________________.
    • A. 

      "Father of Peas"

    • B. 

      Father of Genetics"

    • C. 

      "Father of Jeans"

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      RR, RR, Rr, Rr

    • B. 

      RR, Rr, Rr, rr

    • C. 

      Rr, rr, RR, Rr

  • 14. 
    The passing down of traits from one generation to the next is called ______.
  • 15. 
    Another word for characteristics of living things is
  • 16. 
    What is the science of heredity called?
    • A. 

      Skills

    • B. 

      Genetics

    • C. 

      Reproduction

    • D. 

      Heredity

  • 17. 
    If an offspring receives two genes, one from each parent, for a particular recessive trait, that trait will
    • A. 

      Not be seen

    • B. 

      Be seen halfway

    • C. 

      Be seen

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Tina speaks both English and Spanish. This is caused by
    • A. 

      Heredity

    • B. 

      Environment

  • 19. 
    This puppy has brown and white spots. This is caused by
    • A. 

      Heredity

    • B. 

      Environment

  • 20. 
    Gloria has blonde hair. Her mom also has blonde hair. What explains Gloria's blonde hair?
    • A. 

      Environment

    • B. 

      Heredity

  • 21. 
    How many total chromosome do you inherit from your parents?
    • A. 

      23

    • B. 

      46

    • C. 

      89

  • 22. 
    A __________________ gene hides or masks a recessive gene.
  • 23. 
    • A. 

      B

    • B. 

      B

  • 24. 
    A change in a gene is known as a
    • A. 

      Genetic

    • B. 

      Genetic mutation

    • C. 

      Probability

  • 25. 
    Scientist altering the genetic make-up is called
    • A. 

      Genetic engineering

    • B. 

      Copying

    • C. 

      DNA-ing