How Genetics Helps Us Understand Human Behavior


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Which of the following best describes how human behavior is affected by genes?

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1. Choose the most accurate statement about genes and disease.

2. Why is genetic evidence useful in understanding human evolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the study of genetics. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how human behavior is affected by genes, as well as knowing the relationship between genes and disease.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How human behavior is affected by genes
  • The relationship between genes and disease
  • Reasons why genetic evidence is useful in understanding human evolution
  • How genetic evidence can be used to combat racism
  • The role genetic evidence plays in educating an anthropologist

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related genetics lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the benefits of genetic study and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the connection between genetics and disease

Additional Learning

To learn more about the importance of studying heredity, review the corresponding lesson titled How Genetics Helps Us Understand Human Behavior. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the concept of genetics
  • Identify how human behavior is affected by genes
  • Appreciate how genetic evidence can be used to dispel societal myths
  • Understand the role genetic evidence plays in social sciences