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Biology
CONTENTS

GENETIC DISORDERS
1 Intro
2 Single gene disorders
3 Additional chromosomes
   
4 Activity
 
5 Resources
   
SPINAL CORD INJURY
1 Intro
2 Spinal cord and vertebrae
3

Effects of SCI

   
4 Activity
   
5 Resources

SELF-TEST (text-only version)
Read the question carefully, then select the answer:

1. Human beings can have differences because of genes and spinal injuries.
Agree
Disagree
 

2. Most people have ___ chromosones.
23
46
48

3. Genetic differences result in disorders in humans.

always

never

usually
not
usually

4. What is the single gene disorder that makes some blood cells pointy and painful?

Marfan
Syndrome
Turner
Syndrome
Sickle Cell
Anemia

5. When there are three chromosomes on the 21st pair, the disorder is usually called:
Sickle Cell
Anemia
Turner
Syndrome
Down
Syndrome

6. All people who break their backs will:
never walk again
never feel their legs again
both of the above
none of the above

7. Injuries to this region of the spine generally create the most impact on the body with more severe outcomes
.

 

Cervical

Thoracic

Lumbar
Sacral

8. Which of the following statements is true?


women have more spinal injuries than men

gun shots cause more spinal injuries than car accidents

men have more spinal injuries than women

paraplegia is more common than quadriplegia


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