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  • Q1
    DNA fingerprinting is a technique used to determine:
    the type of food a person eats.
    the height of a person.
    the color of a person's eyes.
    a person's unique DNA profile.
    the age of a person.
  • Q2
    Which technique is used to amplify specific regions of DNA for DNA fingerprinting?
    Restriction Digestion
    Gel Electrophoresis
    DNA Extraction
    Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Q3
    What is the purpose of a DNA ladder in DNA fingerprinting?
    To cut DNA into smaller fragments.
    To separate DNA fragments based on size.
    To extract DNA from cells.
    To determine the size of DNA fragments.
    To amplify specific regions of DNA.
  • Q4
    Which DNA profiling technique relies on the analysis of short tandem repeat (STR) regions?
    DNA sequencing
    Gel electrophoresis
    Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis
    PCR amplification
    Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP)
  • Q5
    Which of the following is true about DNA fingerprinting?
    It can determine a person's eye color.
    It can be used to diagnose diseases.
    It can determine a person's blood type.
    It can be used for paternity testing.
    It can be used to identify the age of a person.
  • Q6
    What is the main purpose of DNA fingerprinting?
    To identify individuals based on their unique DNA profiles.
    To determine a person's hair color.
    To analyze a person's genetic disorders.
    To predict a person's height.
    To replicate DNA in a laboratory.
  • Q7
    Which enzyme is commonly used in DNA fingerprinting to cut DNA at specific recognition sites?
    Helicase enzyme
    Primase enzyme
    Polymerase enzyme
    Restriction enzyme
    Ligase enzyme
  • Q8
    Which laboratory technique is used to visualize DNA fragments in DNA fingerprinting?
    Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
    Gel electrophoresis
    Restriction digestion
    DNA sequencing
    DNA extraction
  • Q9
    Which organization led the Human Genome Project?
    World Health Organization
    National Science Foundation
    Food and Drug Administration
    National Institutes of Health
  • Q10
    What is the estimated number of genes in the human genome?
    Around 20,000-25,000
    Around 2,000-5,000
    Around 100,000-150,000
    Around 50,000-75,000
  • Q11
    When was the Human Genome Project officially completed?
  • Q12
    What is the primary goal of the Human Genome Project?
    To develop new gene therapy treatments
    To create genetically modified humans
    To map and sequence the entire human genome
    To clone humans
  • Q13
    Which scientist is often credited as the father of the Human Genome Project?
    Maurice Wilkins
    Francis Crick
    James D. Watson
    Rosalind Franklin
  • Q14
    What was the main motivation behind initiating the Human Genome Project?
    To better understand human genetics and its impact on health and disease
    To develop new pharmaceutical drugs
    To study the evolution of the human species
    To create genetically engineered organisms
  • Q15
    What is the approximate length of the human genome?
    Around 500 million base pairs
    Around 3 billion base pairs
    Around 6 billion base pairs
    Around 1 million base pairs

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