Biological Bases of Behavior-Genetics (AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology): Questions 1 - 6 of 13

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Question number: 1

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Each cell possesses 46 ________ that are responsible for all the genetic information passed from parents to children.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

chromosomes

b.

gametes

c.

axons

d.

genes

Question number: 2

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Most human characteristics are the result of many genes working in combination. This is referred to as

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

polygenic.

b.

chromosomal.

c.

environmental.

d.

recessive.

Question number: 3

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A male born with an extra Y chromosome, XYY, shows some evidence of increased aggressiveness and typically scores lower than normal on intelligence tests:

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Down’s syndrome

b.

Supermale Syndrome

c.

Klinefelter’s syndrome

d.

Turner’s syndrome

Question number: 4

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The proportion of variability in a trait across a population attributable to genetic differences among members of the population is known as:

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

heritability

b.

genotype

c.

natural selection

d.

phenotype

Question number: 5

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When a gene is ________, it must be paired with a second gene of the same type before its effect will be expressed.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

polygenic

b.

sex-linked

c.

dominant

d.

recessive

Question number: 6

» Biological Bases of Behavior » Genetics

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The term “germ cell” when used in genetics refers to:

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Ova cell

b.

Sperm cell

c.

Ova and sperm cells

d.

Body cells

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