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King Tut's DNA" and "The Risks and Rewards of Royal Incest




Questions covering the articles "King Tut's DNA" and "The Risks and Rewards of Royal Incest."? Questions 1- 11 come from "King Tut's DNA." Questions 12-15 come from "The Risks and Rewards of Royal Incests.;Ive got some of the answers i just want to make sure they are right and need help with the others.;Question 1;Tutankhamun was _____ when he ascended the throne. I answerd 9;the anwers for the question to choose from were: 7, 9, 19, 25;Question 2;Tutankhamun reigned for _____ years. I put 10;the answers provided to choose from were: 10, 15, 23, 47;QUESTION 3;Why had Dr. Hawas resisted DNA anaylsis of royal mummies prior to this study?;He was afraid of envoking a curse by disturbing the mummies;The embalming process was believed to make it impossible to collect DNA.;The possibility of obtaining workable DNA samples without contamination was just too great to justify disturbing the mummies.;The mummies would have to be completely destroyed to collect the DNA.;QUESTION 4;Why did the scientists collect the samples from deep inside the bones of the mummies?;Bones are the only tissue that remained to sample.;To avoid contamination from the priests and archeologists that had handled the mummies, as well as the researchers themselves;QUESTION 5;The DNA was easily extracted from the samples collected from the mummies. TRUE OR FALSE;QUESTION 6;DNA from the ______ chromosome was used to determine that Amenhotep III, the KV55 mummy and Tutankhamun were related. My answer was the Y chromosome.;the answers provided to choose from were: 1, 21, X, Y;QUESTION 7;DNA sequencing determined that ________ was Tutankhamun's father and __________ was his grandfather.;my answer for this is: KV55 mummy, Amenhotep III;the provided answers to choose from were: KV55 mummy, Amenhotep III -----OR------Amenhotep III, KV55 mummy;QUESTION 8;Through DNA analysis and a CT scan to determine tha age of the KV55 mummy, scientists determined that the identity of the mummy was __________. MY answer is: Smenkhkare;the provided answers to choose from were: Smenkhkare, Akhenaten, or Amenhotep III;QUESTION 9;Through the DNA analysis, scientists determined that Tutankhamun's parents were ___________. I choose brother and sister;the provided answers to choose from were: first cousins, second cousins, brother and sister;father and daughter;QUESTION 10;Which physical defects did Tutankhamun suffer from that would have resulted from the genetic closeness of his parents? I choose all of the above.;The provided answers to choose from were: club foot, a toe was missing a bone and other bones missing from his foot were distroyed by necrosis (tissue death), partial cleft palate, all of the above.;QUESTION 11;Incomplete evidence that Tutankhamun married his half sister came from________.;Historical knowledge that his wife, Ahknhesenamun, was the daughter of Akhenaten (Tut's father) and Nefertiti.;The two female fetuses found in his tomb.;Both A and B.;Neither, there is no evidence that they were related.;QUESTION 12;While European royalty avoided sibling incest, they did marry close cousins. TRUE OR FALSE;I choose TRUE;QUESTION 13;Genetic overlap resulting in congenital defects is one possible reason for the almost univerasal taboo against incest. What is the percentage of genetic overlap between full siblings?;6.25%;12.5%;25%;50%;QUESTION 14;Royal incest has been documented in ancient Egypt, Inca Peru, the Hawaiians and Thailand. Despite the obvious drawbacks of condensing genetic lines, which answer was not a reason that royalty ignored the taboo and practiced brother/sister and cousin/cousin pairings;Because they were royalty and they thought they were not subject to the same biological laws as common people.;Marrying family protects assets and concentrates power.;Forges alliances between royal houses, while keeping power among kin;Royalty had the money to pay for medical care.;QUESTION 15;Rulers did not always mate solely with siblings. Many kings and pharaohs had children with unrelated consorts and concubines ensuring healthy offspring in case none resulted from their marriages;TRUE or FALSE


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