Inheritance

Inheritance, the fundamental concept that like begets like, is a universal phenomenon governing the reproduction of all life. Organisms pass on their traits to their offspring through DNA, a double-stranded molecule that carries the genetic blueprint for an individual's characteristics. This is true for all living things: animals, plants, and even bacteria.

Question 1: Define inheritance:
  1. Like begets like
  2. A universal phenomenon of life
  3. A way of passing traits to offspring
  4. All of the above


Answer 1

Answer - (d) All of the above

Question 2: True or False? The fundamental concept of inheritance is only true for humans and animals but not for bacteria.
  1. True
  2. False


Answer 2

Answer - False

Question 3: When organisms pass on their traits to their __________, it is through DNA which is a double-stranded molecule.
  1. chromosomes
  2. offspring
  3. parents
  4. All of the above


Answer 3

Answer - (b) offspring

Question 4: What is the genetic blueprint for individual characteristics in all living things?
  1. RNA
  2. DNA
  3. Proteins
  4. Lipids


Answer 4

Answer - (b) DNA