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Genes and Cells Quiz


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The gel-like material in each cell is called ________________.

A. slime

B. welch’s

C. cytoplasm

D. aloe vera


A part of the code that controls the development of traits.

A. heredity

B. genes

C. DNA

D. nucleus


True or false: A living things are made of cells.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


True or false: Traits are the only things that can be inherited.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Each person has approximately ______________________ genes.

A. 20,000

B. 250,000

C. 2500

D. 25,000


True or false: All cells have a cell wall.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


True or false: The mitochondria is a structure that contains DNA—the genetic code for all life.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


True or false: A cell is the smallest unit of life that can reproduce itself independently.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


True or false: Your body is multicellular.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


True or false: Ribosomes are molecules that make protein.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The smallest, most basic unit of heredity is the _____________.

A. cell

B. atom

C. gene

D. molecule


True or false: Traits never skip a generation.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The transition of traits from parent to offspring.

A. heredity

B. disease

C. offspringing

D. evolution




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