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5 Matching questions

  1. recessive traits
  2. prenatal development
  3. dominant traits
  4. cerebral palsy
  5. Tay-Sachs disease
  1. a A condition caused by brain damage around the time of birth and marked by lack of muscle control and paralysis especially in the limbs
  2. b Traits that always show in a person even if only one gene of the pair is inherited for the trait
  3. c A genetic disease that principally affects those of Jewish ancestry, marked by an accumulation of certain fats in the brain and nerves resulting in brain damage, loss of sight and brain functions
  4. d The development of a zygote, embryo, and fetus before birth
  5. e Traits that typically do not show in a person unless both genes for the trait are inherited

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Things and people in a person's surroundings (ex. mother's health, family, friends, home, community, life experiences)
  2. 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. Giving birth to more than one child at a time
  4. A threadlike structure that carries genes in living cells
  5. All traits passed down from one generation to the next (e.g., eye, skin, and hair color)

5 True/False questions

  1. over-the-counter medicationsA medication that can be purchased by anyone off the shelf at the pharmacy without a prescription


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


  3. cleft lip/cleft palateAn upper lip congenitally divided into two parts


  4. fetal alcohol syndromeA genetic disorder characterized by a broad skull, blunt facial features, short stature, and learning difficulties; caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21


  5. birth defectAn abnormality, present at birth, that affects the structure or function of the body and may threaten a baby's health


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