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5 Matching questions

  1. hyperovulation
  2. cerebral palsy
  3. birth defect
  4. cystic fibrosis
  5. fetal alcohol syndrome
  1. a A condition that babies may be born with when the mother drinks during pregnancy; symptoms include shaking, crying...
  2. b A hereditary disease that results in secretion of thick mucus that blocks internal passages, including those of the lungs, causing respiratory infections. The pancreas is also affected, resulting in a deficiency of digestive enzymes and impaired nutrition
  3. c An abnormality, present at birth, that affects the structure or function of the body and may threaten a baby's health
  4. d An inherited trait that may produce fraternal twins
  5. e A condition caused by brain damage around the time of birth and marked by lack of muscle control and paralysis especially in the limbs

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A genetic disorder characterized by a broad skull, blunt facial features, short stature, and learning difficulties; caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21
  2. A congenital condition in which part of the spinal cord or meninges protrudes through a cleft in the spinal column, resulting in loss of voluntary movement in the lower body. An increase of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain, resulting in an enlargement of the head in infants, because the bones of the skull are still unfused and the fluid can be drained into the abdominal cavity.
  3. All traits passed down from one generation to the next (e.g., eye, skin, and hair color)
  4. Things and people in a person's surroundings (ex. mother's health, family, friends, home, community, life experiences)
  5. A progressive weakness and shrinking of the muscles most commonly inherited

5 True/False questions

  1. rubellaThe basic unit of heredity; genes carry all the characteristics that will transfer from parent to child


  2. over-the-counter medicationsAn inherited trait that may produce fraternal twins


  3. dominant traitsTraits that always show in a person even if only one gene of the pair is inherited for the trait


  4. chromosomesThe basic unit of heredity; genes carry all the characteristics that will transfer from parent to child


  5. multiple birthsGiving birth to more than one child at a time


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