Introduction To Genetics Trivia Quiz

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Genetics Quizzes & Trivia

If you take up time to try and understand human genetics, there is a lot that you can get to understand about your body. Are you a new student and wish to understand more of the basics when it comes to genetics? Worry not like the quiz below is perfectly designed to help you do that in a short time. Give it a try and keep practicing!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The scientific study of heredity, that is now at the core of a revolution in understanding biology.________________
  • 2. 
    During sexual reproduction, male and female reproductive cells join, a process known as ___________________
  • 3. 
    When Mendel took charge of the monastery garden, he had several stocks of pea plants. These peas were_____________________, meaning that if they were allowed to self pollinate, they would produce offspring identical to themselves.
  • 4. 
    A________ is a specific characteristic, such as seed color and plant height, that varies from one individual to another.
  • 5. 
    The offspring of crosses between parents with different traits are called __________.
  • 6. 
    Today, scientists call the chemical factors that determine traits
    • A. 

      Cross breeding

    • B. 

      Genes

    • C. 

      Genetics

    • D. 

      Biological inheritance

  • 7. 
    The different forms of a gene are called
    • A. 

      Recessive

    • B. 

      Different genes

    • C. 

      Alleles

    • D. 

      Dominant

  • 8. 
    What does the principle of dominance state?
  • 9. 
    Separation(ex. of alleles)
  • 10. 
    The formation of sex cells
  • 11. 
    What happens to alleles during segregation?
  • 12. 
    The likelihood that a particular event will occur is called
    • A. 

      Probability

    • B. 

      Chance

    • C. 

      Outcome

    • D. 

      Segregation

  • 13. 
    The principles of probability
    • A. 

      Post outcomes do not affect future ones

    • B. 

      The coin may land heads up or tails up

    • C. 

      States that everything happens by chance

    • D. 

      Can be used to predict the outcomes of genetic crosses

  • 14. 
    The gene combinations that might result from a genetic cross can be determined by drawing a diagram known as a
  • 15. 
    What are Punnett squares used for?
  • 16. 
    True or false:Homozygous organisms have two different alleles for the same trait.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Organisms that have two different alleles for the same trait are
  • 18. 
    Physical characteristics are
  • 19. 
    The genetic makeup of an organism is its
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