Is Intelligence Genetic? - Genes' Influence on Intellectual Abilities


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The amount of variability that is genetic in origin is _____.

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1. Which of the following is FALSE about intellectual ability?

2. What does it mean if a genetic trait is complex?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of the role genes play in our intellectual ability. You will be quizzed on several vocabulary terms and true statements about intellectual ability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • The term that describes the amount of variability that is genetic in origin
  • Characteristics of intellectual ability
  • What it means if a genetic trait is complex
  • Evidence of a genetic link to intelligence

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of how genes affect intellectual ability
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a complex genetic trait and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a true statement about intellectual ability

Additional Learning

To explore this topic fully, pull up the lesson called Is Intelligence Genetic? - Genes' Influence on Intellectual Abilities. This lesson covers:

  • Misconceptions regarding genes and intellectual ability
  • An example illustrating the theory of Regression Toward the Mean