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TEK 7.14 BC Science

Quiz by Jennifer Davis

Grade 7
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)


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  • Q1

    What would be a possible disadvantage of asexual reproduction?

    Ability to reproduce in the absence of a mate.

    Takes less time to produce offspring.

    Results in low genetic variation of the species.

    Allows for more genetic variation in the offspring.

  • Q2

    Which scenario is likely to result in the most diverse offspring?

    Sexual reproduction between two individuals in the same population

    Sexual reproduction between two individuals from different continents

    Asexual reproduction by binary fission

    Asexual reproduction by budding

  • Q3

    The hydra is a very small, simple animal that lives in water. Hydra reproduce asexually by budding, a process in which the bud breaks off an adult hydra and floats away. Which of the following best describe a hydra bud?

    a hydra bud has half as much genetic material as the parent hydra

    a hydra bud is genetically identical to the parent hydra

    a hydra bud has different mutations than the parent hydra

    a hydra bud contains genetic material from its two parents

  • Q4

    Certain species of a whiptail lizards have only female individuals and no males. These lizards reproduce asexually. What is one disadvantage of asexual reproduction for these lizards?

    a new population can be established by a single individual in a relatively short period of time

    they are more likely to develop a variety of tail lengths

    all members of a population are genetically very similar and less able to survive environmental changes

    the are smaller than lizards that reproduce sexually

  • Q5

    A group of students prepared a table listing the types of reproduction that occur in several organism. Based on this information, which organism can produce offspring that are genetically identical to the parent organism. 

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    ameobas, yeasts, hydras, and ferns only

    cats, hydras, frogs, and ferns only

    ameobas and yeasts only

    ferns only

  • Q6

    A tiger cub has a pattern of stripes on its fur that is similar to that of its parents. Where are the instructions stored that provide information for a tiger's fur pattern?

    in the mitochondria

    on genes within the chromosomes

    in cytoplasm inside the cell

    on the cell membrane

  • Q7

    The diagram shows parts of a cell. Which organelle stores the information that determines an individual's blood type?

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    Organelle 4

    Organelle 3

    Organelle 1

    Organelle 2

  • Q8

    Three cousins have a similar appearance but different face shapes. Which of these cell components are most involved in determining the basic shape of each girl's face?

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    cytoplasm, chloroplasts, and genes

    Genes, chromosomes, and nucleus

    vacuoles, nucleus, and chromosomes

    chromosomes, chloroplasts, and vacuoles


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