Worksheet: Cloning Animals

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the processes of cloning animals, and explaining the risks and benefits involved.

Q1:

In adult cell cloning, what has to be removed from the egg?

  • AThe ribosomes
  • BThe mitochondria
  • CThe cytoplasm
  • DThe cell membrane
  • EThe nucleus

Q2:

Which of the following best defines a clone?

  • AA clone is an organism that shares the same parents as another.
  • BA clone is an organism that is genetically similar to another.
  • CA clone is an organism that is genetically different from another.
  • DA clone is an organism that is genetically identical to another.
  • EA clone is an animal that shares 50% of its DNA with another.

Q3:

For the following statements, state whether they are advantages or disadvantages of cloning in animals, or if there is no correlation between cloning and the example given.

Cloning animals reduces the genetic diversity of a population.

  • AAdvantage
  • BThere is no link between cloning animals and genetic diversity.
  • CDisadvantage

Cloning animals like sheep and cows could lead to unregulated experiments on cloning humans.

  • AAdvantage
  • BDisadvantage
  • CThere is no link between cloning animals and cloning humans.

Cloning animals could be used to preserve endangered species.

  • ADisadvantage
  • BThere is no method of cloning endangered species.
  • CAdvantage

Cloning animals could help us research age-related disorders.

  • AAdvantage
  • BThere is no link between cloning and research of age-related disorders.
  • CDisadvantage

Q4:

In adult cell cloning, after the egg and body cell are combined, they are given an electric shock. What is the purpose of this?

  • ATo stimulate DNA regeneration
  • BTo allow substances to enter the cell
  • CTo initiate reproduction
  • DTo stimulate cell division

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