What is Biotechnology? - Definition, History & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT an example of an early biotechnology?

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1. When did biotechnology begin?

2. What living organism makes the fermentation of beer a biotechnology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The field of biotechnology contains a wide array of scientific advancements that the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to explore. Such details include a history of this field and modern examples of achievements in biotechnology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on:

  • Early biotechnologies
  • Gene sequencing
  • The beginnings of the field of biotechnology
  • The fermentation of beer
  • Antibiotics and bacteria

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet assess the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biotechnology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as fermentation and antibiotics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about early biotechnologies
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding gene sequencing

Additional Learning

To fully understand the material, take the time to review the corresponding lesson entitled What is Biotechnology? - Definition, History & Examples. Work on the following objectives with this lesson:

  • Identify some early biotechnologies
  • Understand the possibilities that stem from gene sequencing
  • Discover how the field of biotechnology began
  • Understand specific examples of biotechnologies
  • Know how human understanding of the genome affects biotechnology