University of Phoenix Material
Week One Quiz
Choose the correct option for each question.
1. Chromosomes consist of large, double-stranded molecules of:
a. deoxyribonucleic acid.
b. ribonucleic acid.
c. autosomal genes.
d. recombination genes.
2. Which of the following is NOT one of the many ways that genes can affect behavior?
a. Genes may affect neurotransmitter levels or receptors.
b. Genes can act indirectly by making it more likely you will be raised in a particular environment.
c. Genes themselves cause behavior without any influence of the environment.
d. Genes produce proteins that may make it more likely for a person to become addicted.
Unaffected sensation and motor control
8. Units of heredity that maintain their structural identity from one generation to another are:
c. nucleic acids.
9. Color vision deficiency is more common in males than in females because it is controlled by a:
a. sex-limited gene.
b. Y-linked gene.
c. dominant X-linked gene.
d. recessive X-linked gene.
10. The central nervous system is composed of:
a. the brain and spinal cord.
b. all the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord.
c. the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
d. the somatic and autonomic nervous systems.
11. Almost all humans have 23 pairs of which of the following?
12. In one family, all three children are homozygous for a recessive gene. What can be concluded about the parents?
a. Each parent is also homozygous for the recessive gene.
b. Each parent is heterozygous.
c. One parent is homozygous for the dominant gene; the other is homozygous for the recessive gene.
d. Each parent is either homozygous for the recessive gene or heterozygous.
13. If the spinal cord is cut at a given segment, the brain loses sensation at:
a. that segment only.
b. that segment and all segments above it.
c. that segment and all segments below it.
d. all other segments.
14. Changes in single genes are called:
15. Cortical blindness may result from the destruction of:
a. any part of the cortex.
b. the occipital cortex.
c. the parietal cortex.
d. the central sulcus.
16. Damage to the ____ often causes people to lose their social inhibitions and to ignore the rules of polite conduct.
a. corpus callosum