MB1 - Genes and Evolution

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1. What is the difference between a gene and an allele?

  • A gene expresses characteristics and an allele blocks expression of characteristics
  • A gene is a biological unit of heredity whereas an allele is an alternative form of a gene that produce different characteristics
  • A gene is used during transcription and an allele is used during translation
  • A gene is made up of nucleotides but an allele is not
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2. Which of these is not a feature of social structure theory of mating preferences?

  • Social roles are learnt from parents and maintained through time
  • Those who strongly fit social roles have higher chance of survival and so are preferred mates
  • Mating strategies are learnt through social roles
  • Biological and environmental factors interact

3. What are the 'big five' personality traits?

  • Extroversion, awareness, obedience, neuroticism, openness
  • Conscientiousness, neuroticism, agreeableness, extroversion, openness
  • Openness, stability, introversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness
  • Introversion, neuroticism, awareness, agreeableness, openness

4. What is the difference between a genotype and phenotype?

  • Genotypes are genes from the father and phenotypes are genes from the mother
  • Genotype is the genetic limitations of development whereas phenotypes are the interaction between genes and the environment
  • Genotypes are an individuals genetic makeup whereas phenotypes are characteristics caused by the environment
  • Genotypes are observable and phenotypes are not

5. Certain problems can arise when the general public interpret theories of evolution. Which of the following problems describes circular reasoning?

  • Thinking that all behaviours are caused by genes and so are unavoidable
  • Attributing all characteristics to natural selection as if evolution is planned
  • People think that because a trait is evident now that it was caused by evolution
  • Thinking about survival of the strongest instead of survival of the fittest


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