X-Men: Are Mutants Already Among Us? Quiz

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  1. Which of these X-Men’s mutant abilities includes a prehensile tail? [1]
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  2. Which of these features of Michael Phelps’ anatomy are not a source of his excellent swimming ability? [1]
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  3. Herculad has the rare genetic condition known as Muscle Hypertrophy that causes what? [1]
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  4. The mutation that causes Sickle-cell disease affects the Haemoglobin, changing the Hb cells into HbS cells, caused by a defect that substitutes one glutamic amino acid with what other amino acid? [1]
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  5. Mutations like those causing Sickle-Cell disease, which are caused by cells turning out wrong will usually result from problems in which part of cell creation? [1]
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  6. The effects of mutations are usually found at what level? [1]
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  7. Mutations can be inherited from a parent or come on entirely spontaneously. [1]
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  8. How genetically similar are humans and mice? [1]
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  9. The identity of body parts is controlled by what kind of regulatory genes? [1]
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  10. Mutation is part of evolution, the process by which all the creatures in the world today became what they are. [1]
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  11. What does it mean when some genes show up in a child’s genetic code that don’t come from either parent? [1]
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  12. Which of these traits in humans is not the result of generations of mutations? [1]
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  13. What percent of humans today are lactose intolerant (cannot digest milk)? [1]
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  14. How many pairs of chromosomes do humans have? [1]
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  15. In X-Men, mutants are the result of a what fictitious chromosome that rewrites their genetic code? [1]
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  16. Your genetic code determines what you will look like, how you will grow, and where you will live. [1]
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