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Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
                is the passing down of traits from parents to offspring.
  1. Pollination
  2. Heredity
  3. Reproduction
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
The science of heredity is
  1. physics.
  2. genetics.
  3. enzymes.
  4. biology.
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
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
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
The passing of traits from parents to their offspring is
  1. cell cycling.
  2. heredity.
  3. genetics.
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
A threadlike structure in the nucleus made up of DNA is a
  1. mitosis.
  2. life cycle.
  3. gene.
  4. chromosome.
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Which type of reproduction requires a male and female cell?
  1. mitosis
  2. sexual reproduction
  3. asexual reproduction
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
The ability to play basketball is a trait inherited from an offspring's parents.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
Every organism has traits that make the organism
  1. unique.
  2. the same.
  3. hereditary.
  4. learned.
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
Which is an inherited trait?
  1. eye color
  2. skin color
  3. fetching
  4. a and b
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
How many pairs of chromosomes do humans have?
  1. 236
  2. 46
  3. 23
  4. 10
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 form a new cell when a cell divides.
  4. They link together to form the cell membrane.
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
A characteristic passed from parents to their offspring is a(n)
  1. inherited trait.
  2. dominant trait.
  3. recessive trait.
  4. gene.
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
What three things are true about Gregor Mendel? (Select all that apply.)
  1. He was a monk in the 1800s.
  2. He liked to breed different types of animals.
  3. He studied genes by working with pea plants.
  4. He learned about dominant and recessive genes.
  5. He tried to grow the largest tomatoes.
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
The                 is the genetic material that is passed from the parent to the next generation.
  1. ribosome
  2. cell
  3. carbon
  4. DNA
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
Offspring, or young, from parents that are different from each other are
  1. adaptations.
  2. mimicry.
  3. coloration.
  4. hybrids.
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
An inherited part of genetic matter that determines a trait is a
  1. follicle.
  2. node.
  3. gene.
  4. cell.
Grade 5 DNA, RNA, and Genetics
When closely related living things are bred together, it is
  1. hybridizing.
  2. adaptation.
  3. diversity.
  4. crossbreeding.
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