Item RH025002: Eye color of offspring often resembles the eye color of parents because molecules that contain information for specifying eye color are passed from parents to offspring during reproduction.

The eye color of children often resembles the eye color of their parents. Which of the following is genetically passed from parents to children?

  1. Particles of color are passed from parents to children.
  2. Cells that become the colored part of the eye are passed from parents to children.
  3. Molecules that contain the information that determines eye color are passed from parents to children.
  4. Nothing having anything to do with eye color is passed from parents to children.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item RH025002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall69%
Grades 6–862%
Grades 9–1278%
Male65%
Female72%
Primary Language is English69%
Primary Language is not English66%

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