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NZASE UNIT STANDARD ITEM BANK QUESTIONS

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Unit Standard 18971


Number

Unit Standard Title Demonstrate knowledge of cells, reproduction and inheritance.

Element 4 Describe the function of genetic material in


inheritance.

Range One of – DNA, chromosome, genes.

PC 4.1 The description identifies the function of the genetic material.


QUESTION A:

1. Which of the following are best described as “a molecule that holds the genetic code in
this bases”.
Circle your choice.
Chromosome Genes DNA
4.1

QUESTION A:
Q PC Evidence Judgement
A1 4.1 DNA Correct

QUESTION B:

1. What is the function of chromosomes?


Insert two lines

2. What is the function of DNA?


Insert two lines

4.1

QUESTION B:
Q PC Evidence Judgement
B1 4.1 Chromosomes carry the genes One correct
2 The genes are made up of DNA /
DNA carries the instructions

QUESTION C:

1. Name the molecule which carries the genetic code. ____________________________

2. We inherit these long structures from our parents. _____________________________

3. These small sections of the genetic code control individual features _______________

4.1

QUESTION C:
Q PC Evidence Judgement
C1 4.1 DNA One correct
2 Genes/chromosomes
3 Genes

QUESTION D:
Match the type of genetic material in list A with its function in list B.
List A List B
1. Chromosomes  A. Molecule that carries the genetic code
2. Genes   B. Long thin structures inherited from our parents
3. DNA   C. Small sections of the genetic code that control features.

4.1
QUESTION D:
PC Evidence Judgement
4.1 1. = B Function given for one type of genetic material
2. = C
3. = A