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  • Question 1
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of these is NOT an instinctive behavior?

    answer choices

    a bird building a nest

    a turtle burying its eggs

    a baby crying when they are hungry

    a farmer teaching a horse to pull a plow

  • Question 2
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of these are characteristics of inherited traits?

    answer choices

    being able to speak in front of a crowd

    having green eyes and brown hair

    mastering your multiplication facts

    becoming a teacher

  • Question 3
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following describes a learned behavior in a dog?

    answer choices

    black fur

    running fast

    four legs

    fetching sticks

  • Question 4
    120 seconds
    Q.

    A person who breeds animals keeps careful records of the fur color of parents and offspring from each generation. The fur color is a trait transferred from generation to generation.


    What are the structures that carry the information for these traits called?

    answer choices

    organelles

    genes

    muscles

    cytoplasm

  • Question 5
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What is the chemical called that is found inside our cell's nucleus and determines our inherited traits?

    answer choices

    D.N.A.

    genes

    chromosomes

    chloroplast

  • Question 6
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Every organism has traits that make it ________________.

    answer choices

    the same

    an animal

    unique

    learned

  • Question 7
    120 seconds
    Q.

    A characteristic passed from parents to their offspring is called a __________________ trait.

    answer choices

    acquired

    inherited

    dominant

    recessive

  • Question 8
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is an example of an inherited trait?

    answer choices

    liking pizza

    riding a bike

    blowing bubbles with your gum

    freckles

  • Question 9
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which behavior is an instinct?

    answer choices

    a dog begging for food at the dinner table

    a chimpanzee using sign language

    a cat using a litter box

    a male grasshopper rubbing its legs together to attract a female

  • Question 10
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Frogs live in many parts of the world. Some have webbed feet; others have separated toes. The difference in the frog's feet is an example of:

    answer choices

    an instinct

    an inherited trait

    a learned behavior

    a migration

  • Question 11
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which characteristic could be inherited from a parent?

    answer choices

    the type of shoes worn

    having scars

    the color of hair

    riding a bicycle

  • Question 12
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which characteristic is learned rather than inherited?

    answer choices

    the language you speak

    the shape of your nose

    the number of fingers on your hand

    the color of your eyes

  • Question 13
    120 seconds
    Q.

    The genes in your body carry information about

    answer choices

    how many state capitals you know.

    the color you choose to dye your hair.

    the size of your feet.

    how to play your favorite board game.

  • Question 14
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which statement is TRUE about the pedigree in the picture?

    answer choices

    every female is color blind

    every male is color blind

    only males are color blind

    only females are color blind

  • Question 15
    120 seconds
    Q.

    In this pedigree, the shaded individuals represent family members that CAN roll their tongue. How many males in the 2nd generation can roll their tongue?

    answer choices

    1

    2

    3

    5

  • Question 16
    120 seconds
    Q.

    In this pedigree, how many females are in the entire chart?

    answer choices

    2

    3

    5

    8

  • Question 17
    60 seconds
    Q. Which characteristic did Malek most likely inherit from his parents?
    answer choices
    his ability to read fast
    his need to wear glasses
    his ability to speak English
    his need to count using his fingers
  • Question 18
    60 seconds
    Q. A dog rolls over and receives a treat. The dog rolls over again. This is an example of...
    answer choices
    learned behavior
    adaptive behavior
    inherited behavior
    instinctive behavior
  • Question 19
    60 seconds
    Q. The following are inherited traits of humans EXCEPT...
    answer choices
    long hair
    blue eyes
    long eyelashes
    small dimples
  • Question 20
    60 seconds
    Q. Katie observes three birds sitting on a tree branch in her yard. All three birds are red with brown on their chests. Which best explains why the three birds have similar appearances?
    answer choices
    The birds have similar diets.
    The birds live in the same habitat.
    The birds are sitting in the same tree.
    The birds are members of the same population.
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