Biology Test: Epigenetics & Frozen Frogs

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Biology Test: Epigenetics & Frozen Frogs

This test makes learning about amphibians a fun challenge. Take this quiz to see how much you know about biology and frogs. Do you know there are many different types of frogs? Do you know which type of frog can survive being frozen solid? Do you know how long it requires to renew bodily function? Take this quiz and find out how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Identical twins _____.
    • A. 

      Come from the same egg

    • B. 

      Share the same genes

    • C. 

      Are – in effect – clones of one another

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Dr. Jirtle has two “identical” mice – one _____ and one _____.
    • A. 

      Fat ... thin

    • B. 

      White ... brown

    • C. 

      With blue eyes ... with pink eyes

    • D. 

      (The two mice are identical in all respects.)

  • 3. 
    Apparently, a normal mouse weighs approximately _____ grams.
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      45

    • D. 

      60

  • 4. 
    If a gene can be compared to a computer, then an epigenome can be compared to _____.
    • A. 

      The manufacturer of the computer

    • B. 

      The computer programmer

    • C. 

      Computer software

    • D. 

      A computer virus

  • 5. 
    Studies suggest that _____.
    • A. 

      As twins age their epigenetic differences accumulate

    • B. 

      Twins with different lifestyles have different epigenetic expressions

    • C. 

      Epigenetics can be influenced by what we eat and drink – or by smoking

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Unlike other amphibians, _______ can survive being frozen solid.
    • A. 

      Poison dart frog

    • B. 

      Green tree frogs

    • C. 

      North American wood frogs

    • D. 

      Bullfrogs

  • 7. 
    When the frog is frozen there is no _____.
    • A. 

      Breathing

    • B. 

      Kidney function

    • C. 

      Heartbeat

    • D. 

      (There are no bodily functions at all.)

  • 8. 
    As it begins to freeze, the frog floods its circulatory system with a special type of “antifreeze” _____.
    • A. 

      Sugar

    • B. 

      Protein

    • C. 

      Enzyme

    • D. 

      Salt

  • 9. 
    The frozen frog can take as long as _____ to spontaneously resume bodily function.
    • A. 

      30 seconds

    • B. 

      20 minutes

    • C. 

      10 hours

    • D. 

      5 days

  • 10. 
    Apparently, the first thing on a freshly thawed frog’s mind is _____.
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Finding water

    • C. 

      Evading predators

    • D. 

      L’amour