History of Cloning Animals


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Dolly the Sheep is famous because she is _____

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1. Which of the following is true of artificial cloning?

2. Which of the following is true of the process of twinning?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Who is Dolly the Sheep? How are mammals cloned? You'll need to be familiar with these types of facts in order to successfully answer the questions contained in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You must be able to do the following to complete this assessment:

  • Explain why Dolly the Sheep is famous
  • Identify true statements about artificial cloning and the twinning process
  • Name the most recent developments in the science of cloning
  • List what is required in order to clone mammals using nuclear transfer

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the importance of Dolly the Sheep to cloning science
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about artificial cloning and twinning and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about nuclear transfer and recent developments in cloning

Additional Learning

You'll find more details about this fascinating and complex science in the lesson titled History of Cloning Animals. This lesson discusses:

  • What a clone is
  • The year twinning was first accomplished and what animals were used
  • When the first nuclear transfer was completed and which animal was used
  • What happened with the nuclear transfer of an embryonic cell in 1975
  • Which mammals were successfully cloned using in vitro fertilization in the 1980s
  • The process by which Dolly the Sheep was created
  • What animals have since been cloned using the same technique as was used for Dolly