Lifespan Development-Nature-Nurture (GRE Psychology): Questions 1 - 3 of 9

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Question number: 1

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Mary and Eia are identical twins, but they were separated at birth and raised in different countries. When they meet as adults, they talk about all the ways in which they are the same, but also the ways in which they are different. Compared to identical twins that have been raised together, Mary and Eia probably

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a.

have more characteristics in common than most twins because they didn’t have to prove to anyone that they are different.

b.

are as similar as identical twins who were raised in the same household.

c.

have the same percentage of similarities as non-identical siblings.

d.

have fewer characteristics in common than most twins because their environments were different while they were growing up.

Question number: 2

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Dr. Scott’s class is learning about genes and explains that not all of the information contained in our genes is used, either because the environment doesn’t trigger certain tendencies, or because another genetic tendency took precedence. All of a person’s genetic information, regardless of whether particular tendencies are expressed, is called

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a.

genotype.

b.

phenotype.

c.

alleles.

d.

eugenics

Question number: 3

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When a sperm and egg unite at conception, the fertilized egg, and all the body cells that eventually develop from it (except for sperm cells and ova) contain

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a.

46 pairs of chromosomes

b.

23 chromosomes

c.

22 pairs of genes

d.

46 chromosomes in 23 pairs

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