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Types of Reproduction Quiz


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An elephant reproduces sexually, it has 62 chromosomes in each cell. How many chromosomes did the elephant get from each ot its parents?

A. 62

B. 31

C. 124

D. Zero


Which is an example of sexual reproduction?

A. Yeast producing identical cells

B. Cutting off the arm of a starfish

C. Butterflies receive nectar when they deposit pollen on flower

D. All of them are examples of sexual reproduction


Creates the greatest diversity, & therefore the ability to survive changing environments is

A. Budding

B. Regeneration

C. Sexual Reproduction

D. Asexual reproduction


Which of the following would produce the most variety offspring when compared to the parent organism?

A. Cutting a portion of a potato that contains an eye or bud and planting it in a vegetable garden

B. Yeast producing a bud that falls off and forms an offspring yeast.

C. A bee that cross-pollinates flowers in several fields

D. A starfish regenerating a new limb


Which offspring will be most different from its parent?

A. Hydra

B. Sperm cell

C. Potato

D. Starfish


Why does sexual reproduction result in more genetic diversity than asexual reproduction?

A. Traits from two parents are combined

B. More organisms reproduce this way

C. Offspring grow in different environments.

D. Offspring come from identical parents.


What types of cells are found only in organisms that reproduce sexually?

A. Blood cells

B. Nerve cells

C. Sex cells

D. Skin cells


Which of the following describes the main advantages of sexual reproduction?

A. Requires lots of time/energy

B. Offspring looks identical to the parent

C. Genetic diversity

D. Takes long time to find a mate


What is true about sexual reproduction?

A. There is no genetic variation

B. There is genetic variation

C. Offspring are genetically identical

D. No mate is required


An organism reproduces asexually, it has 10 chromosomes in each cell. How many chromosomes did the organism get from its parent

A. 10

B. 5

C. 20

D. zero


How do the number of chromosomes in an asexually reproducing plant compare to its parents?

A. They are double the number

B. They are half the number.

C. They are the same

D. They are one-fourth the number


A plant that grows a new plant from a piece of the stem has which type of reproduction?

A. Sexual reproduction

B. Budding

C. Vegetative reproduction

D. Regeneration


2 cats reproduce, 2 sex cells join together & form offspring. The resulting offspring is likely

A. to be identical to ONE parent

B. to express only recessive traits

C. to share some traits from BOTH of its parents

D. to express only dominant traits


Which of the following is a part of the process of sexual reproduction for plants? 

A. Budding

B. Regeneration

C. Pollination

D. Vegetative


What percentage of chromosomes are handed down by each parent in sexual reproduction?

A. 100%

B. 75%

C. 50%

D. 25%


Which of the following is a characteristic of a  disadvantage of Sexual Reproduction?

A. Diverse offspring

B. Identical to parent

C. Adaptability 

D. Time and energy


What is not a disadvantage of asexual reproduction?

A. The offspring does not multiply rapidly.

B. A disease can be passed to all offspring

C. Offsrping are genetically identical

D. Offspring have less chances to survive  if environment changes 


A plant that has traits identical to the parent plant provides evidence that the plant

A. resulted from sexual reproduction

B. resulted from asexual reproduction

C. will develop many seeds

D. will have large leaves


When an egg and sperm form an embryo, the offspring that is formed will have genetic traits that are

A. inherited from only one parent.

B. created by the environment.

C. passed on from two parents.

D. learned from siblings


In a family, two of the children have attached earlobes and one child has unattached earlobes. Which of these processes is responsible for the variety of traits in this family?

A. Regeneration

B. Budding

C. Sexual reproduction

D. Asexual reproduction




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