Random Assortment of Chromosomes: Definition & Explanation


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When does the random assortment of chromosomes take place?

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1. What is a chromosome?

2. What would happen if sorting of chromosomes failed and a gamete ended up with double the number of chromosomes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining what makes us identifiably different from one another, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the random assortment of chromosomes. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding when the random assortment of chromosomes takes place as well as knowing what a chromosome is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • When random assortment takes place
  • Definition of a chromosome
  • Results of chromosomal-sorting failure
  • A mechanism that's responsible for genetic variation
  • A true statement in a list of possible options

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding when random assortment takes place and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related random assortment of chromosomes lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to determine what might occur if chromosomal sorting failed

Additional Learning

To learn more about what separates us from just another clone on the street, review the corresponding lesson, Random Assortment of Chromosomes: Definition & Explanation. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the main advantage of sexual reproduction
  • Explain how random assortment of chromosomes gives rise to genetic variation
  • Identify the importance of chromosomes in a cell's division
  • Describe what happens in regular cell division
  • Appreciate the role of chance in the development of a person's traits