Genetics: Heredity, Traits & Chromosomes


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Which of the following is NOT an example of a phenotype?

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Which of the following statements is true?

I. The one thousandth base pair on chromosome one of an organism is an example of a locus.

II. Changing the DNA in a gene by one base pair could create a new allele.

III. Cells in a diploid organism possess two copies of each homolog (except gametes).

2. When an organism is diploid, that means it has _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess yourself about the main features of genetics. The interactive quiz will ask you questions pertaining to the characteristics of genetics, such as what alleles and diploids are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Specific examples of phenotypes
  • Facts surrounding genetics, such as the definition of a locus and the creation of alleles
  • Diploids

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the main features of genetics
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as diploid , allele, and locus
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the biology of genetics in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the study of genes and what humans know about them, review the corresponding lesson titled Overview of Genetics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe genetics in terms of plant cultivation and animal breeding
  • Examine genotypes and phenotypes
  • Discuss what chromosomes are and what the genome is
  • Explore differences in DNA