1. Gregor Mendel was:
a. an English scientist who carried out research with Charles Darwin
b. a little known Central European monk
c. an early 20th century Dutch biologist who carried out genetics research
2. Which of the following statements is true about Mendel?
a. His discoveries concerning genetic inheritance were generally accepted by the scientific community when he published them during the mid 19th century.
b. He believed that genetic traits of parents will usually blend in their children.
c. His ideas about genetics apply equally to plants and animals.
3. Mendel believed that the characteristics of pea plants are determined by the:
a. inheritance of units or factors from both parents
b. inheritance of units or factors from one parent
c. relative health of the parent plants at the time of pollination
4. An allele is:
a. another word for a gene
b. a homozygous genotype
c. a heterozygous genotype
d. one of several possible forms of a gene
5. Phenotype refers to the ______________________ of an individual.
a. genetic makeup
b. actual physical appearance
c. recessive alleles