Genetics Test: Would You Pass?

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Genetics Test: Would You Pass?

Human genes hold a lot of things that scientists are still trying to figure out. If you are a medical student, you have probably read up on human genetics. The quiz below is designed to test just how much you know about genetics. Give it a shot and see just how much you remember about it! All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Diploid

    • B. 

      Haploid

    • C. 

      Gamete

    • D. 

      Sperm

  • 2. 
    What is the correct statement to describe the difference between a sex cell and a somatic cell?
    • A. 

      Somatic cells have 1/2 the DNA of a sex cell

    • B. 

      Somatic cells are haploid

    • C. 

      Sex cells are produced by meiosis

    • D. 

      Sex cells are diploid

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      A gene is a small piece of DNA

    • B. 

      Genes contain 2 alleles

    • C. 

      Genes are found in the nucleus

    • D. 

      Genes are found on chromosomes

    • E. 

      Genes are only in somatic cells

  • 4. 
    If an organism is DdGg, what is one of the alleles that would be found in the gametes produced?
    • A. 

      Dd

    • B. 

      DG

    • C. 

      D

    • D. 

      G

    • E. 

      Gg

  • 5. 
    Who is considered the father of genetics?
    • A. 

      Charles Darwin

    • B. 

      Gregor Mendel

    • C. 

      James Watson

    • D. 

      Francis Crick

    • E. 

      Thomas Morgan

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      DNa sequence the parents

    • B. 

      DNA fingerprint the organism

    • C. 

      Look at the physical characteristics of the organism

    • D. 

      Do a dihybrid cross

  • 7. 
    If a disease is said to be sex-linked, what pair of chromosomes must contain the gene responsible for the disease?
    • A. 

      21st pair

    • B. 

      22nd pair

    • C. 

      23rd pair

    • D. 

      46th pair

    • E. 

      47th pair

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Deletion

    • B. 

      Duplication

    • C. 

      Translocation

    • D. 

      Inversion

    • E. 

      Substitution

  • 9. 
    If an organism is trisomy 21, how many total chromosomes do they have?
    • A. 

      46

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      47

    • D. 

      24

    • E. 

      18

  • 10. 
    During anaphase of Meiosis, the chromosomes fail to separate properly. This causes there to be an uneven amount distributed to the resulting daughter cells. What is this called?
    • A. 

      Nondisjunction

    • B. 

      Separation failure

    • C. 

      Mutagenic determination

    • D. 

      Mitosis

  • 11. 
    Sister chromatids are joined together by
    • A. 

      Centromeres

    • B. 

      Centrosomes

    • C. 

      Chromosomes

    • D. 

      Chromomeres

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      14

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Independent assortment

    • B. 

      Dominance

    • C. 

      Segregation

    • D. 

      Recession

  • 14. 
    If an offspring is said to be homozygous recessive, which of the following could be its genotype?
    • A. 

      RrSs

    • B. 

      Tt

    • C. 

      TTss

    • D. 

      Ss

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements describes an organism that produces offspring that would be an exact copy of the original?
    • A. 

      Asexually reproducing human offspring

    • B. 

      Sexually reproducing human offspring

    • C. 

      Asexually reproducing bacteria

    • D. 

      Sexually reproducing bacteria