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Who is known as the father of genetics?
a) Gregor Mendel
b) Rosalind Franklin
c) Erwin Chargaff
d) Reginald Punnett

Mendel used which of the following for his studies in inheritance?
a) pea plants
b) lavender
c) rose bushes
d) human subjects

What refers to the passing of traits from parent to offspring?
a) heredity
b) genotype
c) true-breeding
d) self-pollinate

Which refers to the very first set of offspring from two parents?
a) first generation
b) F2
c) second generation
d) parent generation

What is the term for a trait that is expressed when at least 1 is present?
a) dominant
b) recessive
c) allele
d) presence

What is the term for a trait that is expressed only if both chromosomes carry this allele?
a) recessive
b) dominant
c) allele
d) breeder

What is the term for multiple forms of the same gene?
a) allele
b) letter
c) dominant
d) inheritance

An organism’s inherited combination of alleles that is found directly on their DNA is called ______.
a) genotype
b) phenotype
c) DNA polymerase
d) nitrogen base pairing

An organism’s inherited appearance as a result of the alleles is called ______.
a) phenotype
b) genotypes
c) DNA polymerase
d) nitrogen base pairing

Which of the following is an example of a homozygous genotype?
a) RR
b) rR
c) Rr
d) Ry

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