Item RH005004: In sexually reproducing organisms such as humans, half of the genetic information comes from each of the parents.

In sexually reproducing organisms, such as humans, which of the following statements is TRUE about the genetic information that is passed from parents to children?

  1. All of the genetic information comes from one of the parents.
  2. Half of the genetic information comes from each of the parents.
  3. Some of the genetic information comes from each of the parents, but the amount that comes from each parent cannot be predicted.
  4. Sons receive most of their genetic information from their fathers, and daughters receive most of their genetic information from their mothers.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item RH005004

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall47%
Grades 6–844%
Grades 9–1251%
Male47%
Female47%
Primary Language is English47%
Primary Language is not English44%

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