Human Genetics for the Social Sciences

Practice Tests & Quizzes


  • These are a series of practice quizzes and tests to assess your mastery of the material in HGSS. The archtecture for the quizzes is rather primitive, particularly for fill-in-the-blank responses. Slight spelling errors or variation in text could give you an incorrect answer. Don't worry! An actual human being will grade your exams and will ignore minor spelling errors.
  • These quizzes are under development and will change at any time.
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Directions on Doing the Quizzes

Quiz: Chapter 2 - The Cell

Quiz: Chapter 3 - DNA

Quiz: Chapter 4 - Regulation & Epigenesis (partly completed)

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