Simple Dominance: Definition & Concept


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Which of the following traits is most likely conveyed through simple dominance in humans?

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1. Humans are diploid, meaning ______.

2. If both parents have dimples, will their children have dimples?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how even traits can dominate over one another, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of simple dominance. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the traits that are most likely conveyed through simple dominance in humans as well as knowing what diploid means.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Traits from simple dominance
  • Meaning of diploid
  • Characteristics of dimples in children
  • Requirements for simple dominant expression
  • Simple dominance problem

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the meaning of diploid and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related simple dominance lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve simple dominance problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about why nothing is ever really simple including our genes, review the corresponding lesson Simple Dominance: Definition & Concept. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what simple dominance is
  • Describe the difference between dominant and recessive genes
  • Identify why segregation still occurs in genetics
  • Explain where the majority of our traits come from
  • Appreciate the role of the environment and our genes