Inheritance Unit Quiz 1

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Quiz 1 for the MCPS biology unit on inheritance


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which statement about sexual reproduction is true?
    • A. 

      It requires meiosis to produce haploid gametes.

    • B. 

      It results in offspring that are identical to the parent.

    • C. 

      It doubles the number of chromosomes in the daughter cells.

  • 2. 
    If the diploid number of chromosomes in an organism is 28, then the haploid number is ____.
    • A. 

      Also 28.

    • B. 

      56.

    • C. 

      14.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following increases the variation of traits found in gametes?
    • A. 

      Telophase II

    • B. 

      Crossing over

    • C. 

      Asexual reproduction

  • 4. 
    In sexual reproduction, two gametes combine to form a __________.
    • A. 

      Daughter cell

    • B. 

      Chromatid

    • C. 

      Zygote

  • 5. 
    A sperm cell of a moth has 112 chromosomes. How many chromosomes are in the moth's wing cells? 
    • A. 

      66

    • B. 

      112

    • C. 

      224

    • D. 

      448

  • 6. 
    Reproductive cells are produced during ______________.
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      Meiosis

    • C. 

      Fertilization

    • D. 

      Budding

  • 7. 
    Which of these is produced as a result of fertilization? 
    • A. 

      A zygote with twice the number of chromosomes as a gamete

    • B. 

      An egg with half the number of chromosomes as a zygote

    • C. 

      A gamete with twice the number of chromosomes as a zygote

    • D. 

      A zygote with half the number of chromosomes as a gamete

  • 8. 
    Corals are marine animals that often live in tropical seas. Many types of corals have unicellular algae living in their tissues. The algae provide up to 98 percent of the corals' food. The corals provide protection and inorganic nutrients for the algae. Some coral cells undergo meiosis. Which of these would not occur during meiosis?
    • A. 

      Formation of a zygote

    • B. 

      Chromosomes crossing-over

    • C. 

      Production of gametes

    • D. 

      Reduction in number of chromosomes

  • 9. 
    Sea stars are genetically different from each other and from their parents. These genetic differences are the result of ____.
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      Cloning

    • C. 

      Sexual reproduction

    • D. 

      Asexual reproduction

  • 10. 
    Which of these does not occur during meiosis?
      • A. 

        Production of identical gametes

      • B. 

        Production of new gene combinations

      • C. 

        Crossing-over of homologous chromosomes

      • D. 

        Reduction of chromosome number by one-half

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