1. What is PCR used for?
  • A.   To separate pieces of DNA
  • B.   To genetically modify DNA
  • C.   To amplify DNA
  • D.   To identify the sequence of DNA
2. Gel electrophoresis is used to separate proteins or fragments of DNA. What dictates how far the molecules travel?
  • A.   Their positive charge
  • B.   Their size
  • C.   Their negative charge
  • D.   Their proximity to the cathode
3. DNA evidence was collected from a mother (M), and three possible fathers of a child (Ch).
What is the pattern of inheritance in this pedigree shown below?


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  • A.   The child is related to Father 1
  • B.   The child is related to Father 2
  • C.   The child is related to Father 3
  • D.   The child is not related to any possible Father
4. Which of the following is an artificial method of cloning?
  • A.   Binary fission
  • B.   Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
  • C.   Budding
  • D    Vegetative propagation
5. What feature of the DNA code allows it to be transferred between species and used in genetic modification?
  • A.   The code is degenerate
  • B.   The code can be replicated
  • C.   The code is universal
  • D.   The code uses complementary bases
6. What is the main benefit of genetically modifying crops, such as Bt corn?
  • A. Genetically modified species can crossbreed with native species
  • B. It can lead to a reduction in the use of pesticides
  • C. There is an increase in the genetic diversity of crop species
  • D. The numbers of animal pollinators can be reduced
7. There are concerns that the spread of genetically modified Bt Corn may be impacting the survival rates of monarch butterflies. How does Bt Corn impact these organisms?
  • A.   The monarch larva feeds on the corn plant leaves containing Bt toxin
  • B.   The monarch butterfly feeds on the corn nectar containing Bt toxin
  • C.   The Bt toxin kills the plants that the monarch larva feeds on
  • D.   The Bt toxin in the corn pollen lands on the plants that the monarch larva feed on

8 What is the correct order of the procedure of Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer?

I. An electric current is delivered to stimulate the egg to divide
II. The unfertilized egg is removed from a female adult and its haploid nucleus is removed
III. The enucleated egg cell is fused with the nucleus from the adult donor
IV. The embryo is implanted into the uterus of a surrogate
  • A.   II  → III  → I  → IV
  • B.   I  → III  → II  → IV
  • C.   I  → II  → III  → IV
  • D.   II  → I  → III  → IV
9. Organisms that are genetically identical are described as clones. They are usually derived from a single original parent cell. Which statement below is not correct?
  • A.   Cloning multicellular organisms requires the production of artificially generated stem cells
  • B.   Organisms that reproduce sexually can produce clones
  • C.   Organisms that reproduce asexually can produce clones
  • D.   Cloning multicellular organisms requires the use of differentiated cells
10. A gene can be isolated and amplified in order to genetically modify a specific vector. Which enzymes are involved in the process of gene transfer to bacteria using plasmids?
  • A.   DNA Polymerase I and DNA Ligase
  • B.   DNA ligase and DNA Primase
  • C.   Restriction Endonuclease and DNA Ligase
  • D    DNA Primase and Restriction Endonuclease