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Inherited Traits vs. Learned Behavior

Quiz by Tricia White

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  • Q1
    Which of these is an inherited trait?
    wearing your hair in a ponytail
    liking the color red
    having long fingers
    liking chocolate ice cream
  • Q2
    Which of these is a learned behavior?
    liking peanut butter sandwiches
    having curly hair
    having long eyelashes
  • Q3
    Which of these can you change?
    your instincts
    your inherited behaviors
    your learned behaviors
    your inherited traits
  • Q4
    A woman is an excellent cook. Why are her children likely to become good cooks?
    they will inherit her cooking skills
    cooking is an inherited trait
    they will learn to cook by instinct
    they will learn to cook by watching her
  • Q5
    What do geese do in the winter to help them survive?
    become dormant
  • Q6
    Which of these adaptations helps a giraffe hide from grassland predators?
    long legs
    spotted coat
    long neck
    strong lips
  • Q7
    Which of these is an inherited trait?
    having freckles
    being a good reader
    having a scar on your arm
    wearing your hair cut short
  • Q8
    Which of these is a learned behavior for an animal?
    making a nest
    taking care of offspring
    Getting food from a trash can
  • Q9
    An instinct is
    a learned behavior
    a defensive behavior
    a behavior an organism is born with
    a migrating behavior
  • Q10
    Inherited abilities are passed from
    vertebrates to invertebrates
    offspring to parents
    parents to offspring
    offspring to offspring
  • Q11
    Inherited traits are passed from parents to offspring
  • Q12
    Which of the following is NOT an inherited trait?
    hair color
    eye color
  • Q13
    What are genes?
    surroundings and upbringing
    the basic unit of heredity
    parents, brothers, sisters
  • Q14
    Where does an offspring get its genes?
    half from the mom and half from the dad
    from the dad
    mostly from the mom
    from the mom
  • Q15
    A mom and dad have two sons and two daughters. Which of the following is a FACT?
    The sons look like the dad and the daughters look like the mom
    All the children have the same eye color and hair color
    All the children inherited genes from both their father and their mother
    No one looks like any other family member

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