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Student name: _______________________________ AGR 3303 - Genetics 16 or 19 Dec 1996 University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale Final exam Instructions, important ! Part I. (126 pts.) The first part of the exam is split into six topics (general genetics, chromosomes, unit factors of inheritance, genes in groups, DNA, and gene action). For each topic there are two sets of questions, multiple choice (sets A 1 , A 2 , A 3 , A 4 , A 5 , and A 6 ) and short answer (sets B 1 , B 2 , B 3 , B 4 , B 5 , and B 6 ). You must answer all the questions in one or the other set of questions for each topic (e.g., for the first topic, either set A 1 or A 2) . When you get to the next topic you may choose again between multiple choice (B 1 ) or short answer (B 2 ). For each topic, please make it obvious which set you want graded, either multiple choice or short answer. Otherwise, the multiple choice will graded. A: General genetics (history, social relationships, humans) (21 pts.) Set A 1 : Multiple choice set 1. Darwin's theory, presented in The origin of species , failed to give a basis for: a. natural selection b. hereditary variation c. survival of the fittest d. reproductive fitness e. breeds of domestic animals 2. Philip Busey's main criticism of associating intelligence and race is: a. it's not nice b. behavior is too complex a trait to be caused by genes c. intelligence is too hard to define d. we're all descended from the same source Actual Poss. A: General 21 B: Chromes 21 C: Unit factors 21 D: Groups 21 E: DNA 21 F: Action 21 Matching 24 Bonus 15 Total 165 Course total 499
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there is no genetic variation among humans 3. The emergence of modern genetics required: a. reductionism, breaking things down b. the human genome project c. freedom from religion d. discovery of DNA e. knowledge of evolution 4. An organelle which is believed to be an endosymbiont: a. endoplasmic reticulum b. mitochondrion c. centromere d. chromosome e. ribosome 5. What was the main reason for Mendel's ability to discover unit factors of inheritance? a. his ability to make hybrids b. grant support c. disbelief in the fixity of species d. careful cataloging of observations e. Darwin's discovery of evolution 6. The characteristics of the hereditary material are: a. pangenesis, spontaneous creation, inheritance of acquired characteristics, and special creation b. replication, transcription, translation, and recombination c. replication, mutation, expression, and storage d. all of the above e. none of the above 7. DNA was proven to be the hereditary material in 1944, but this was generally ignored until 1953 because: a. the work was written in an obscure Austrian journal b. the Central Dogma was not discovered until 1953 c. the early work was done on prokaryotes d. all of the above e. none of the above Set A 2 : Short answer set 8. Explain by way of examples how inheritance is obvious in the world around us, even without a modern scientific approach. (For example, early farmers made observations which allowed for the improvement of
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