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