Genetics In The 21st Century Quiz

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The world of science has gifted us with so much information over the last few centuries, so that we may understand the world we live in and appreciate it on a higher level. One such innovation we have to thank for is the study of genetics, which allows us to look at our genetic make-up to see how likely we are to suffer from disease years and years in advance of it taking effect. What do you know about genetics in the 21st century?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Cells that are found at the stem of the brain

    • B. 

      Cells that can change into any body cell

    • C. 

      Cells that can heal the body, and fight infections

    • D. 

      Plant cells that can enhance grow

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Because embryonic cells are more abundant.

    • B. 

      Because adult skin cells cannot be made into stem cells.

    • C. 

      Because embryonic cells may carry diseases.

    • D. 

      Because the use of adult skin cells could have abnormalities.

  • 3. 
    Some of the earliest uses of cloning were developed for
    • A. 

      Animal livestock

    • B. 

      Farming and agriculture

    • C. 

      Pharmacology

    • D. 

      Teaching

  • 4. 
    The first four legged animal o be successfully cloned was...
    • A. 

      Dolly the sheep

    • B. 

      Snuffy the dog

    • C. 

      Elsie the cow

    • D. 

      Bif the cat

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Extending cloning to humans

    • B. 

      Spare boy parts can be made for individual people

    • C. 

      Saving endangered species

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Genetic engineering is used to...
    • A. 

      Make machines work more efficiently

    • B. 

      Make people's lives easier

    • C. 

      Get a desired characteristic

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Genetic engineering could be used to create...
    • A. 

      Pest resistant plants

    • B. 

      Cows that produce more milk

    • C. 

      A child without a genetically transmitted condition

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    T/F: People are reluctant to consume genetically engineered foods because...
    • A. 

      They do not taste good

    • B. 

      Long term health risks are unknown

    • C. 

      They are more expensive

    • D. 

      They have been proven very dangerous

  • 9. 
    Genetics overall involve the study and manipulation of...
    • A. 

      The brain

    • B. 

      RNA

    • C. 

      DNA

    • D. 

      The heart

  • 10. 
    There is a lot of ethic controversies with which topic of genetics?
    • A. 

      Stem cell research

    • B. 

      Cloning

    • C. 

      Genetic engineering

    • D. 

      All of the above