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  1. Which animals constitute the mythical chimera?
    1. A tiger, with the body of a sheep and a dragon tail
    2. A lion, with the body of a goat and a serpent tail.
    3. An eagle, with the body of a horse and a serpent tail
    4. A dragon with the body of a lion and a goat tail

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  2. What are chimeras?
    1. Extinct animals that disappeared with the dinosaurs
    2. Organisms created by crossbreeding two species in the laboratory
    3. Organisms composed of cells or genes obtained from two or more different species
    4. You tube videos displaying organisms created via synthetic biology

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  3. Who was the first to categorize organisms into defined criteria?
    1. Socrates
    2. Aristotle
    3. Plato
    4. Carl Linnaeus

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  4. Who first proposed that a species should be defined by their capacity to mate together and generate fertile offspring?
    1. Rogers Albritton
    2. Theodor Adorno
    3. Ernst Mayr
    4. Hans Albert

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  5. Which human-animal chimera serves as a model for the study of a potential new therapy for combating AIDS?
    1. Human-primate chimera
    2. Human-mouse chimera
    3. Human-donkey chimera
    4. Human-sheep chimera

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  6. Which gene plays a major role in human language development?
    1. OCT4
    2. SOX2
    3. FOXP2
    4. Talk-humanP2

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  7. Which ethical position does “the validity of moral judgment about an action is defined by the consequences of it” hold?
    1. Deontology
    2. Consequentialism
    3. Situationism
    4. Utilitarianism

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  8. What are the most common ethical concerns with respect to human-animal chimeras?
    1. Tampering with natural law; unknown consequences
    2. Violating the integrity of species and disrespecting human dignity
    3. Unnecessary cruelty to animals
    4. All of the above

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