Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics


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Which of the following statements about asexual reproduction is NOT true?

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Which of the following statements about gametes are true?

I. In sexual reproduction, each parent provides genetic material for the formation of either an egg or a sperm cell.

II. Gametes are produced by mitosis.

III. If a sexually reproducing organism is diploid, the gametes are haploid.

2. Which of the following characteristics is unique to meiosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There's a lot to learn about asexual and sexual reproduction, and there are a lot of differences between the two. In this quiz, you will be tested on how well you know those differences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your ability to:

  • Recognize true statements about asexual reproduction
  • Recognize true statements about gametes
  • Know characteristics of meiosis
  • Understand which terms pertain to sexual and which pertain to asexual reproduction

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most relevant information from the lesson on asexual and sexual reproduction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge that you have acquired about these two types of reproduction
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to accurately answer questions about gametes and meiosis

Additional Learning

More information on the differences between those two forms can be found in the lesson on Asexual Versus Sexual Reproduction, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define mitosis
  • Know the definition of asexual reproduction and other terms for this process
  • Understand sexual reproduction
  • Identify gametes and how they relate to reproduction
  • Review the purpose of meiosis