Traits And Heredity Eagles

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  • 1. 
    The passing of traits from one generation to the next is called ___________________.
    • A. 

      Imprinting

    • B. 

      Heredity

    • C. 

      Sexual reproduction

    • D. 

      Instinct

  • 2. 
    Traits that offspring receive from their parents are ______________traits.
    • A. 

      Instinct

    • B. 

      Inherited

    • C. 

      Reproductive

    • D. 

      Given

  • 3. 
    A way of acting or behaving with which an animal is born is called a(n) _____________.
    • A. 

      Instinct

    • B. 

      Gift

    • C. 

      Trait

    • D. 

      Virus

  • 4. 
    A behavior that develops during an animal's lifetime is a(n) __________________behavior.
    • A. 

      Shared

    • B. 

      Given

    • C. 

      Bought

    • D. 

      Learned

  • 5. 
    When ducks hatch, they learn to recognize and follow their mother, a behavior called ____________________.
    • A. 

      Childhood

    • B. 

      Motherhood

    • C. 

      Imprinting

    • D. 

      Trait

  • 6. 
    Mendel discovered that each inherited trait is controlled by two factors, one from each parent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Today scientists refer to Mendel's factors as __________.
    • A. 

      Genes

    • B. 

      Theories

    • C. 

      Factors

    • D. 

      Maps

  • 8. 
    Genes are found in the nucleus of the cell. They are stored on chromosomes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A trait that masks another trait is called a(n) ________________ trait.
    • A. 

      Recessive

    • B. 

      Dominant

    • C. 

      Strong

    • D. 

      Weak

  • 10. 
    A trait that is masked is called a ______________ trait.
    • A. 

      Weak

    • B. 

      Recessive

    • C. 

      Dominant

    • D. 

      Strong

  • 11. 
    In pea plants, purple flowers are a dominant trait and white flowers are a recessive trait. The purple trait is represented by _______________________and the white trait by p.
    • A. 

      P

    • B. 

      P

    • C. 

      R

    • D. 

      R

  • 12. 
    On a pedigree chart, horizontal lines connect parents and vertical lines connect parents to _______________.
    • A. 

      Traits

    • B. 

      Offspring

    • C. 

      Mothers

    • D. 

      Squares

  • 13. 
    Males are represented by squares, and _________________are represented by circles.
    • A. 

      Offspring

    • B. 

      Females

    • C. 

      Mothers

    • D. 

      Plants

  • 14. 
    Shaded shapes represent individuals with a particular__________________ , and unshaded shapes represent  individuals without that trait.
    • A. 

      Parent

    • B. 

      Trait

    • C. 

      Cell

    • D. 

      Gene

  • 15. 
    Dimples are a dominant trait, represented by the letter D. A child who is a carrier of the recessive trait is represented by ____________.
    • A. 

      DD

    • B. 

      Dd

    • C. 

      Dd

    • D. 

      Ddd

  • 16. 
    Chart used to trace the history of traits in a family
    • A. 

      System

    • B. 

      Pedigree

    • C. 

      Map

    • D. 

      Heredity chart

  • 17. 
    Individual who has inherited a gene for a trait, but does not show the trait physically.
    • A. 

      Offspring

    • B. 

      Mother

    • C. 

      Carrier

    • D. 

      Borrower

  • 18. 
    Mothers contains the chemical instructions for an inherited trait.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    An Austrian monk,_________________ , discovered how traits are inherited
    • A. 

      Cristof davis

    • B. 

      Gregor Mendel

    • C. 

      Sandra hook

    • D. 

      Peter Mendel

  • 20. 
    Offspring receive one set of genes from an egg cell and the other from the_____________ that fertilized the egg cell.
    • A. 

      Trait

    • B. 

      Sperm cell

    • C. 

      Egg

    • D. 

      Chromosome