Item RH008003: In sexually reproducing organisms such as humans, all of the son's body cells contain some genetic information from his mother.

In sexually reproducing organisms, such as humans, which of the following is TRUE about the genetic information in the body cells (any cells in the body except sex cells) of a son and his mother?

  1. All of the son's body cells contain some genetic information from his mother.
  2. Exactly half of the son's body cells contain genetic information from his mother.
  3. None of the son's body cells contain any genetic information from his mother.
  4. Each type of body cell contains a different amount of genetic information from his mother.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item RH008003

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall22%
Grades 6–819%
Grades 9–1225%
Male23%
Female19%
Primary Language is English21%
Primary Language is not English22%

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