Reproduction And Heredity

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Reproduction Quizzes & Trivia

This is a pre-quiz designed to assess just where you are in regards to the purpose of reproduction and the passing of genetic material from parents to offspring.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is considered the "Father of Genetics?"
    • A. 

      Dimitri Mendeleev

    • B. 

      Albert Einstein

    • C. 

      Gregor Mendel

    • D. 

      Alfred Wegener

  • 2. 
    Lost body parts can be replaced through a type of asexual reproduction called ______.
    • A. 

      Cloning

    • B. 

      Regeneration

    • C. 

      Budding

    • D. 

      Fertilization

    • E. 

      The question is not true because it can't be done

  • 3. 
    Heredity material passes from parent to offspring during ______.
    • A. 

      Reproduction

    • B. 

      DNA

    • C. 

      Chromosomes

    • D. 

      Duplication of sperm

  • 4. 
    If an offspring receives two genes, one from each parent, for a particular trait, that trait will _______.
    • A. 

      Not be seen

    • B. 

      Be seen halfway

    • C. 

      Be seen

    • D. 

      Be seen but just a little

  • 5. 
    In meiosis, the nucleus divides ____.
    • A. 

      Once

    • B. 

      Twice

    • C. 

      Three times

    • D. 

      Four times

  • 6. 
    Sexual reproduction only occurs in animals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    DNA is duplicated before ______.
    • A. 

      Sexual reproduction

    • B. 

      Meiosis

    • C. 

      Mitosis

    • D. 

      Fertilization

  • 8. 
    Asexual reproduction is beneficial because ______.
    • A. 

      It creates offspring that are different from the parent

    • B. 

      It creates offspring that are identical to the parent

    • C. 

      It creates offspring that are similar to the parent

  • 9. 
    Plants can reproduce _______.
    • A. 

      Sexually

    • B. 

      Asexually

    • C. 

      Both sexually and asexually

    • D. 

      Is impossible because they do not reproduce

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Reproduction allows for variation in the offspring

    • B. 

      Reproduction allows a species to continue from one generation to the next

    • C. 

      Reproduction always increases the population of a species

    • D. 

      Reproduction is not really important to all living things

  • 11. 
    The reproductive organ in many plants is the _____.
    • A. 

      Stem

    • B. 

      Leaf

    • C. 

      Root

    • D. 

      Flower

  • 12. 
    Humans cannot do asexual reproduction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The mother is pure dominant (SS) for sickle cell anemia and the father is is hybrid (Ss) for sickle cell anemia.  the father is what we a sickle cell carrier.  What percent of the offspring will actually have sickle cell?
    • A. 

      100%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      25%

    • E. 

      0%

  • 14. 
    Gametes in humans have half the number of chromosomes.
    • A. 

      True, they have 23 chromosomes

    • B. 

      False, they have all of the chromosomes

    • C. 

      False, they have nothing to do with chromosomes

    • D. 

      True, they have 46 chromosomes

  • 15. 
    The sex cells, sperm and eggs, are produced during ______.
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      Meiosis

    • C. 

      Fertilization

    • D. 

      Reproduction

  • 16. 
    Which of the following relationships is correct?
    • A. 

      The less parental care a species gives, the more offspring that species will produce.

    • B. 

      The more parental care a species gives, the more offspring that species will produce.

    • C. 

      The amount of parental care a species gives to the offspring has nothing to do with the number of offspring produced.

  • 17. 
    Tina speaks both English and Spanish.  This is caused by ______.
    • A. 

      Heredity

    • B. 

      Environment

    • C. 

      Her being incredibly smart

    • D. 

      Her being born on the border of Mexico and the United States

  • 18. 
    How are specialized breeds of dogs, cats, horses and other animals produced?
    • A. 

      Regeneration

    • B. 

      Asexual reproduction

    • C. 

      Selective breeding

    • D. 

      Budding

  • 19. 
    Which of these is an inherited trait?
    • A. 

      Liking the color red

    • B. 

      Having long fingers

    • C. 

      Wearing your hair in a ponytail

    • D. 

      Being mean and rude

  • 20. 
    Which of the following statements is incorrect. 
    • A. 

      Human sperm have 23 chromosomes.

    • B. 

      Meiosis reduces the number of chromosomes to half the amount a species actually possesses.

    • C. 

      Human egg cells have 23 chromosomes

    • D. 

      Humans have 46 chromosomes so sperm and egg cells have 46 chromosomes.