Heritable Characteristics & Diseases


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What is genetics?

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1. The following statement is true.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will enhance your knowledge by asking you questions on topics such as genetics, different traits that can be passed on and the way these traits are passed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed more particularly on:

  • The definition of genetics
  • Properties of DNA and genes
  • Inherited vs. acquired traits
  • Down syndrome

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about heritable illnesses in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding hereditary traits
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the passing of genetics and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more of traits and illnesses from our corresponding lesson, Heritable Characteristics & Diseases. By using this lesson, you will attain more comprehension of topics like the following:

  • How traits are inherited
  • Traits that can and can not be passed on from your parents
  • The function of DNA
  • Components of DNA