How Much Do You Know About Heredity And Genetics? Trivia Quiz

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Heredity Quizzes & Trivia

Heredity means passing of genetic personality traits, disorder, or information when you are born. In biological terms, traits passed from one generation to the next via DNA that encodes genetic information. This quiz has been made to ascertain whether your personality or physical characteristics resemble with your parents. So, let's learn and explore more about this topic and try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Gregor Mendel is often called:
    • A. 

      The Father of Heredity

    • B. 

      The King of Peas

    • C. 

      The Father of Genetics

  • 2. 
    Heredity is:
    • A. 

      The process by which parents pass characteristics or traits on to their children.

    • B. 

      Seen in plants, people and other organisms where there are parents and offspring.

    • C. 

      A way that some diseases and disorders are passed from parents to offspring.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    What are genes?
    • A. 

      Something that you wear on your legs.

    • B. 

      Segments of DNA that carry instructions for the traits of the offspring.

    • C. 

      Both A & B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    The passing of traits from parents to offspring is called:
    • A. 

      Hand me downs

    • B. 

      Purebred

    • C. 

      Heredity

    • D. 

      Hybrid

  • 5. 
    An organism with two different alleles for a trait is said to be:
    • A. 

      Recessive

    • B. 

      Hybrid

    • C. 

      Dominant

    • D. 

      Purebred

  • 6. 
    An allele whose trait is masked in the presence of a dominant allele is:
    • A. 

      Dominant

    • B. 

      Recessive

    • C. 

      Purebred

    • D. 

      Hybrid

  • 7. 
    The letter P in a "P" Generation stands for:
    • A. 

      Pepsi

    • B. 

      Probability

    • C. 

      Punnett

    • D. 

      Parent

  • 8. 
    Heterozygous alleles are also considered to be:
    • A. 

      Hybrid

    • B. 

      Purebred

    • C. 

      Phenotype

    • D. 

      Genotype

  • 9. 
    A chart that shows all the possible combinations of alleles that can result from a genetic cross is called a:
    • A. 

      Pascal triangle

    • B. 

      Punnett Square

    • C. 

      Purebred Cross

    • D. 

      Hybrid Cross

  • 10. 
    What would be the results of a genetic cross between parents that have a BB and a Bb? (Making a chart will help)
    • A. 

      BB, BB, Bb, Bb

    • B. 

      BB, BB, BB, BB

    • C. 

      BB, bb, BB, BB

  • 11. 
    If the results of a genetic cross were TT, TT, Tt, tt What would be the probability of getting a homozygous short? Note that T is dominant (tall) and t is recessive (short)
    • A. 

      100%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      25%

  • 12. 
    If the results of a genetic cross were TT, TT, Tt, tt What would be the probability of getting a purebred tall? Note that T is dominant (tall) and t is recessive (short)
    • A. 

      100%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      25%

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is considered to be heterozygous?
    • A. 

      TT

    • B. 

      Tt

    • C. 

      Tt

  • 14. 
    It is NOT possible for two hybrid black rabbits (both Bb) to produce a white rabbit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Your body weight and your skin color are two traits that are:
    • A. 

      Inherited

    • B. 

      Influenced by your environment

    • C. 

      Both A & B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is an example of a genotype?
    • A. 

      BB

    • B. 

      Brown hair

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is an example of a phenotype?
    • A. 

      Blue eyes

    • B. 

      Bb

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Codominance

    • B. 

      Codependant

    • C. 

      Cooperative