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Multiple Choice Questions on Heredity and Evolution

The transmission of characters or traits from parents to their offspring (children) is termed as heredity. Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations

Heredity and Evolution MCQ

1. Which section of DNA contains information for a specific protein?

a. Nucleus       

b. Chromosomes       

c. Trait       

d. Gene

2. Weight and height are not determined by genes?

a. Only 1      

b. Only 2      

 c. Both 1 and 2       

d. Sometimes 1 and sometimes 2

3. What are the chances that the male progeny will be a boy?

a. 50%      

b. 56%       

c. 47.43%       

d. It varies

4. Who has a matched set of sex chromosomes?

a. Girls only       

b. Boys only       

c. Both girls and boys       

d. It depends on many other factors

5. Who can you associate the theory of evolution with?

a. Charles Darwin       

b. Mendel       

c. Stanley miller       

d. Harold Urey

6. Which of the following is not a characteristic?

a. Plants can photosynthesis       

b. We have 2 eyes       

c. Mango tree is multicellular       

d. All of these

7. Homologous organ have

a. Same structure, same function       

b. Different structure, different function       

c. Same structure, different function       

d. Different structure, same function

8. Which one is used to determine whether a population is evolving or not?

a. Degree of evolution

b. Genetic drift

c. Proportion between acquired variations

d. Hardy Weinberg equation

9. Evolution, according to De Vries’ idea, is?

a. Jerky

b. Discontinuous

c. Continuous and smooth

d. Both a and b

10. The term “mutation” refers to the process of?

a. Continuous genetic variation

b. Phenotypic change

c. Discontinuous genetic variation

d. Change due to hybridisation

11. The theory of use and disuse was given by

a. Stebbins

b. Lamarck

c. Aristotle

d. Vavilov

12. The evolution is based upon the sum total of adaptive changes preserved by

a. Natural selection

b. Isolation

c. Speciation

d. Human conservation

13. Genetic drift occurs as a result of

a. Variations

b. Mutation

c. Increase in population

d. Decrease in population

14. Natural selection, according to Neo-Darwinism, works by

a. Fighting between organisms

b. Variations

c. Killing weaker organism

d. Differential reproduction

15. Without sexual isolation, sympatric speciation develops known as?

a. Geographic barrier

b. Barrier to mating

c. Barrier to gene flow

d. Genetic change

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