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Chapter Practice Test



This activity contains 14 questions.

Question 1
1 When the two alleles controlling a trait are different, the individual is __________ for the trait.
 
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Question 2
2 An allele that is able to mask the expression of its partner allele is said to be __________.
 
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Question 3
3 A person's genetic makeup is referred to as his or her genotype.
   
 
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Question 4
4 An organism with five pairs of homologous chromosomes could produce __________ different gametes on the basis of independent assortment alone.
 
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Question 5
5 The larger the number of offspring, the greater the likelihood that the ratios predicted by a Punnett square will conform to the predicted values.
   
 
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Question 6
6 Many genetic disorders, such as albinism, cystic fibrosis, and Tay-Sachs disease, are inherited as simple recessive traits.
   
 
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Question 7
7 Codominant alleles are present in __________.
 
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Question 8
8 The X and Y sex chromosomes are the best examples of homologous chromosomes.
   
 
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Question 9
9 Which of the following is not one of the three basic levels of gene control?
 
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Question 10
10 Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling are both examples of a category of genetic screening called __________.
 
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Question 11
11 How many chromosomes are in a normal haploid human cell?
 
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Question 12
12 Linked genes __________.
 
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Question 13
13 Use the following information to solve the problem using a Punnett square: Assume that the dominant "B" allele encodes brown eyes and the recessive "b" allele encodes blue eyes. An individual with the genotype bb has children with an individual of the genotype Bb. What is the percent chance that they would have children with blue eyes?
 
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Question 14
14 Red-green color blindness exhibits __________ inheritance.
 
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