Academic Review Game - 2 Part Questions
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by Candace Williams
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Academic Review Game (2 part questions)
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Part A: Which of the following best summarizes a central idea of the text?
Genes decide what people look like on the inside and outside, and people cannot change their
appearance if they do not like their genes.
Children always look like a combination of their parents because they get genes from both their mother
and father.
Children always look like a combination of their parents because they get genes from both their mother
and father.
Genes mainly determine what a person's personality is like.
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PART B: Which phrase from the text best supports the answer to Part A?
“Genes give you characteristics that can make you look the same as other people or very different from
them.” (Paragraph 3)
“You are around people who smoke and you get cancer, or you are not around people who smoke and
you don’t get cancer.” (Paragraph 6)
“Your genes tell your cells to grow tall, but you don’t eat healthy food and you grow up to be 5
feet 8 inches instead of 6 feet tall.” (​Paragraph 7​)
“The parts of you that you share with your parents were either passed down in their genes to you, or
come from the environment where you both live.” (Paragraph 8)
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Select two ways the author supports the idea that the environment can interact with genes to
change a genetic trait?
By providing examples of how tans develop.
By providing examples of why an individual is likely to inherit a certain eye color.
By providing examples of how people’s diet affects their height.
By comparing how a gene alone and how the environment alone can affect a trait.
By describing how children get half of their genetic traits from each parent.
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How does ​Paragraph 1​ contribute to the author’s explanation of traits in the text?
It compares parents to architects and builders creating traits.
It shows why variation among traits is so important.
It introduces the idea of genes as instructions for creating an organism.
It shows that buildings cannot be made without instructions.
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Explain why people may not look like their parents. Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
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