What is a Trait? - Definition, Types & Examples


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Which of the following terms best describes a physical characteristic?

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1. Which best describes a dominant trait?

2. Which of the following must occur in order for a recessive trait to appear?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a large amount of variety in our environments, including in the wildlife around us. Quiz questions will test your understanding of the different types of traits that create this variety.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • Definitions
  • How traits occur
  • Examples of traits

Skills Practiced

Students will have the opportunity to practice the following skills when using these assessment tools:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson dealing with traits
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define main phrases dealing with the different types of traits
  • Knowledge application - access your knowledge about trait occurrences to answer quiz questions

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson What is a Trait? - Definition, Types & Examples, students will be able to also learn about the following:

  • How certain fish have adapted to life in Lake Erie
  • Variations of traits in Pennsylvania wildlife
  • How characteristics help animals live in certain environments