Questions covering the articles – King…

Questions covering the articles – King…

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


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.


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


The DNA was easily extracted from the samples collected from the mummies. TRUE OR FALSE


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


While European royalty avoided sibling incest, they did marry close cousins. TRUE OR FALSE

I choose TRUE


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?




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.


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
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