Genetics Trivia Quiz! Practice Test Questions!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is heredity?
    • A. 

      A trait you inheret from your parents.

    • B. 

      The passing of 46 chromosomes by each parent to children.

    • C. 

      The passing down of physical traits from parents to children.

    • D. 

      The passing of recessive genes.

    • E. 

      A genetic disorder.

  • 2. 
    What is the correct analogy: Chromosomes are like ____________________________ for your body. 
    • A. 

      Pillow

    • B. 

      A computer program

    • C. 

      Piece of clothing

    • D. 

      Present

    • E. 

      Telephone lines

  • 3. 
    Humans have a total of ___________________ chromosomes in the cells of their body.
    • A. 

      46

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      69

    • D. 

      100

  • 4. 
    Organisms that reproduce sexually have special ________________________ just for making offspring.
    • A. 

      Sex cells

    • B. 

      Mitochondria

    • C. 

      Chloroplasts

    • D. 

      Cell membrane

    • E. 

      Tissue

    • F. 

      Vacuole

  • 5. 
    What makes sex cells different from regular cells?
    • A. 

      They are collored red and blue

    • B. 

      They have only a half set of genes

    • C. 

      They move all around your body

    • D. 

      They survive outside the body for weeks

  • 6. 
    What is the relationship between DNA and chromosomes?
    • A. 

      Chromosomes are made out of DNA

    • B. 

      DNA is made out of chromosomes

    • C. 

      DNA and chromosomes are the same thing

    • D. 

      DNA forces chromosomes to mutate

  • 7. 
    How many pairs of chromosomes exist in each of your cells?
    • A. 

      46

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      15

  • 8. 
    Why are your chromosomes arranged in pairs?
    • A. 

      Scientists aren't sure

    • B. 

      Because you get one from your mother and one from your father

    • C. 

      Because pairs are able to divide more easily

    • D. 

      Because DNA has a double helix

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      Your set of DNA is the same as your siblings'

    • B. 

      Your set of DNA is the same as your mother's

    • C. 

      Your set of DNA is the same as your father's

    • D. 

      Your set of DNA is unique to you

    • E. 

      Your set of DNA is the same as your grandparents'

  • 10. 
    Besides genetics, what other two factors are responsible for how you grow and develop?
    • A. 

      Environment

    • B. 

      How you treat others

    • C. 

      Nutrition

    • D. 

      What your parents look like

    • E. 

      How hard you study at school

  • 11. 
    Curly hair is dominant, and straight hair is recessive. If a curly-haired man has a baby with a straight-haired woman what will happen?
    • A. 

      The baby will definitely have curly hair

    • B. 

      The baby will definitely have straight hair

    • C. 

      The baby will probably have straight hair

    • D. 

      The baby will probably have curly hair

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is completely determined by your genes?
    • A. 

      Your weight

    • B. 

      Your bone structure

    • C. 

      Your personality

    • D. 

      Your intelligence

  • 13. 
    What is the correct sequence from the simplest to the most complex?
    • A. 

      Chromosomes > Genes > DNA > Nucleus > Cell

    • B. 

      Cell > Nucleus > Chromosomes > DNA > Genes

    • C. 

      Cell > Genes > Chromosome > Nucleus > DNA

    • D. 

      DNA > Genes > Chromosome > Nucleus > Cell

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