X Chromosome: Definition & Disorders


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Which is true of the X chromosome?

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1. Every normal human has two sex chromosomes. Which of the following is the correct way to write these two chromosomes in a normal male?

2. What does X-linked mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our bodies contain 46 chromosomes, two, the XX or XY chromosomes determine gender among other things. Assess your understanding of X chromosomes with this quiz/worksheet combo. The quiz questions will test you on matters such as X-linked genetic disorders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Normal male chromosomes
  • X-linked disorders
  • Function of the X chromosome

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the characteristics and disorders of X chromosomes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding X-linked disorders
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the function of the X chromosome

Additional Learning

To learn more about the X chromosome, review the accompanying lesson, X Chromosome: Definition & Disorders. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify traits and processes of X-linked genes
  • Examine X-linked disorders and their causes and symptoms
  • Learn about the function of the sex chromosomes in our bodies