Inherited Traits Question Preview (ID: 666)

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In what way will a kitten always be like its parents? The kitten will....
a) be the same color
b) learn the same things
c) have the same body structure
d) live in the same places

Which trait could be influenced by the environment?
a) Fur color changes with the seasons.
b) Fur color changes as you get older.
c) Height is affected by what you eat.
d) You can stretch to grow taller.

An egg laid by a butterfly turns into a caterpillar. How can an offspring look so different from its parent?
a) All offspring look much different from their parents.
b) The caterpillar will become a butterfly.
c) When the caterpillar lays eggs, they will hatch into butterflies.
d) Butterflies are diffferent from one another and from their parents.

What trait would a dog not have learned/inherited from it's parents?
a) How to bark
b) It's body shape
c) How to eat food
d) How to sit on command

How should a seller of Cocker-Spaniels make sure every puppy they raise looks like a Cocker Spaniel?
a) They corss a female Cocker Spaniel with a Golden Retriever
b) They dock their tails and ears as soon as they are born
c) They train the puppies to act like all Cocker Spaniels do
d) They make sure the mother and father are Cocker Spaniels

Dogs from Iceland have thick hair. What advantage does that give the dogs?
a) They look bigger and impress their enemies
b) They stay warmer in the cold climate
c) They hunt better and can catch more food
d) More people will want them and they become popular

Which of the following is NOT a way desert animals have adapted to survive in the desert?
a) thick fur
b) are active at night
c) small size
d) live in burrows

Which of these is an example of heredity?
a) A tree leaning away from the constant wind
b) A dog able to fetch a ball on command
c) A sheep with a black face and white body
d) A student memorizing the names of states and capitols

Students were asked to predict the eventual outcome of planting several kernels of multi-colored Indian Corn. Which of the following statements offers the best prediction?
a) Every plant will be totally different because one ear of Indian corn has lots of colors.
b) Every plant will resemble te parent plant but there will also be some variations too.
c) Every plant will be exactally the same because it came from the same parent plant.
d) Every plant will start out differently but will eventually grow to be an identical copy.

Seeds from the same parent plants were planted in a garden. The average height of these plants was 15cm, but two plants grew twice as tall (30cm). Which sentence explains a logical possibility?
a) One of the grandparent plants had white blossoms.
b) The two seeds were not burried as deep as the others.
c) One of the grandparent plants was tall.
d) The two seeds were older than the other seeds.

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