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Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
                is the passing down of traits from parents to offspring.
  1. Pollination
  2. Heredity
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Every organism has traits that make it                .
  1. unique
  2. the same
  3. heredity
  4. learned
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Genetics refers to the information that codes for the traits (genetic make-up) or characteristics of an organism.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
When Mendel bred tall pea plants with short pea plants, offspring of the first generation were
  1. all short.
  2. all tall.
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
What is the function of chromosomes?
  1. They produce energy in a cell
  2. They contain all the information that directs and controls a cell's activities
  3. They leave one cell to forma new cell when a cell divides
  4. They link together to form the cell membrane
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
A threadlike structure in the nucleus, made up of DNA is called a                .
  1. Mitosis
  2. Life cycle
  3. Gene
  4. Chromosome
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Which feature is not genetic to humans?
  1. eyes
  2. gills
  3. teeth
  4. fingers
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
A characteristic passed from parents to their offspring is called a                .
  1. Inherited trait
  2. Dominant trait
  3. Recessive trait
  4. Gene
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Your Dad had straight hair brown eyes and your Mom has curly hair and green eyes; What will you most likely be born with?
  1. Red hair and blue eyes.
  2. Blond hair and green eyes.
  3. Strait hair and brown eyes.
  4. Curly hair and brown eyes.
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
What is a physical characteristic that is passed from parents to their babies or offspring?
  1. Inherited trait
  2. Inherited behavior
  3. Learned behavior
  4. Learned cycle
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
What is the part of a chromosome that contains the DNA code for an inherited trait?
  1. Inherited trait
  2. Dominant trait
  3. Recessive trait
  4. Gene
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Which of these is a way of acting? Ex. Many animals are born with instincts that help them survive.
  1. Inherited trait
  2. Inherited behavior
  3. Learned behavior
  4. Learned cycle
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
DNA is                  -stranded.
  1. double
  2. single
  3. triple
  4. none of the above
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
                is the genetic material that is passed from the parent to the offspring (babies).
  1. Ribosomes
  2. Cells
  3. Carbon
  4. DNA
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
The science of heredity is known as?
  1. physics
  2. genetics
  3. enzymes
  4. traits
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
A trait that appears only if an organism has two factors for the trait.
  1. Dominant trait
  2. Inherited trait
  3. Recessive trait
  4. Gene
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
A trait that appears even if an organism has only one factor for the trait.
  1. Recessive trait
  2. Dominant trait
  3. Inherited trait
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
A trait that appears even if an organism had only one factor for the trait.
  1. Inherited trait
  2. Dominant trait
  3. Recessive trait
  4. Gene
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
The passing of inherited traits from parents to offspring is called            heredity           .
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
A trait that appears only if an organism has two factors for the trait.
  1. Recessive trait
  2. Dominant trait
  3. Inherited trait
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