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Genetics and Heredity (Grade 5)

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Genetics and Heredity

Instructions: Circle the correct answer to each question.

1. 
To determine gender, a female has XX chromosomes and a male has XY chromosomes.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Mendel's research evolved the terms "recessive traits" and "dominant traits" in genetics studies.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
All genetic traits are visible.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
The ability to play basketball is a trait inherited from an offspring's parents.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
How many pairs of chromosomes do humans have?
  1. 236
  2. 230
  3. 23
  4. 10
6. 
When closely related living things are bred together, it is called
  1. Hybrids
  2. Adaptation
  3. Diversity
  4. Crossbreeding
7. 
Who was the "Father of Genetics"?
  1. Isaac Asimov
  2. Earl Coltrain
  3. Yasha Rabinowitz
  4. Gregor Mendel
8. 
Which feature is not genetic to humans?
  1. eyes
  2. gills
  3. teeth
  4. fingers
9. 
How many genes determine a single trait?
  1. 4
  2. 6
  3. 2
  4. 3
10. 
An Inherited part of genetic matter that determines a trait?
  1. A follicle
  2. A node
  3. A gene
  4. A cell
11. 
What percentage of people are right hand dominant?
  1. 85%
  2. 68%
  3. 56%
  4. 90%
12. 
Mendel studied the genetics of what plant?
  1. The Geranium
  2. The Orchid
  3. The Squash
  4. The Pea
13. 
Every child receives                 of their genes from their mother, and                of their genes from their father.
  1. 1/2, 1/4
  2. all, none
  3. 3/4, 1/4
  4. 1/2, 1/2
14. 
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.
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