Genetics Trivia Questions! Knowledge Test! Quiz

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Genetics Trivia Questions! Knowledge Test! Quiz

The simplest form of inheritance was uncovered from the work of an Austrian monk called Gregor Mendel in 1865. Inheritance of parent’s traits to offspring can be adequately understood by studying genetics as a whole and DNA markings too. Just how much do you know about genetics and their importance in health? These trivia questions will knowledge tests to increase what you already know. Check them out and keep an eye out for others just like it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name two types of alleles.
    • A. 

      Genetics and recessive

    • B. 

      Dominant and recessive

    • C. 

      Heredity and dominant

    • D. 

      Dominant and genetics

  • 2. 
    Heredity is the passing of alleles from the parent to the offspring.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 3. 
    _________  _________ was the first researcher to use numbers to describe the results of genetics experiments.
  • 4. 
    _______ Is the study of heredity.
  • 5. 
    Did Gregor Mendel know a lot about chromosomes?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Type A blood is dominant to Type O blood. Is it possible for a man and a woman, each with Type A blood, to have a child that is Type O?
    • A. 

      Yes, if the man is heterozygous

    • B. 

      Yes, if the woman is heterozygous

    • C. 

      Yes, if both parents are heterozygous

    • D. 

      No, it is impossible

  • 7. 
    In cells, long pieces of DNA are organized into individual units called-
    • A. 

      Microtubules

    • B. 

      RNA

    • C. 

      Nuclei

    • D. 

      Chromosomes

  • 8. 
    During traditional genetic testing, an individual's entire genome is sequenced.
    • A. 

      True 

    • B. 

      False