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Multiple choice questions

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This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
The term 'survival of the fittest' was coined by:

 
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Question 2.
When Mendel crossed 'dominant' tall pea plants with 'recessive' dwarf plants the F1 (first generation) always produced:

 
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Question 3.
When a pea plant contains two different genes (alleles) for height it is said to be a ______ combination.

 
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Question 4.
Each individual human sperm and unfertilised egg contain:

 
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Question 5.
Which of the following is not a base in DNA?

 
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Question 6.
A codon (specific 3 base sequences of DNA) provides a code for making:

 
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Question 7.
Which of the following is not a type of RNA?

 
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Question 8.
The genetic fault in Huntington's disease is due to:

 
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Question 9.
If one parent carries the gene for Huntington's disease what are the chances of them bearing a child with this disorder?

 
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Question 10.
If both parents carry the gene for phenylketonuria what are the chances of them producing a child with this disorder?

 
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Question 11.
Which of the following is not a X-linked genetic condition in humans?

 
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Question 12.
How many genes are there in the human genome?

 
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Question 13.
McClearn and Kakihana (1981) selectively bred strains of rats with different sensitivities to alcohol by examining what type of behaviour?

 
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Question 14.
Who wrote the book 'The Disease Concept of Alcoholism' in 1960?

 
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Question 15.
According to Robert Cloninger, type 1 alcoholism is:

 
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Question 16.
The discovery of the A-1 allele in the brains of alcoholics by Blum et al (1990) implicated ______ receptors in the aetiology of alcoholism.

 
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Question 17.
Higley et al (1996) found that monkeys with the highest amount of alcohol intake also had the lowest levels of ______ in their Cerebrospinal fluid:

 
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Question 18.
Restriction enzymes can be used to:

 
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Question 19.
Transgenic mice lacking the gene for a dopamine re-uptake pump (Giros et al 1996) have been shown to:

 
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Question 20.
Mice that have had the gene for the serotonergic 5-HT1B 'knocked out':

 
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