Sample Problem

Label the following “A” for asexual, “S” for sexual reproduction, or “B” for both.

1.      expends more energy

2.      one parent

3.      binary fission

4.      reproduction in eukaryotic organisms

5.      creates genetically different offspring


The answers are as follows:

1.      S, it is more energy costly to reproduce sexually than asexually

2.      A, asexual reproduction involves one parent dividing into two daughter offspring

3.      A, asexual reproduction in prokaryotes

4.      B, hydra, bees, and starfish can all reproduce asexually; frogs, insects, and humans can all reproduce sexually

5.      S, remember sexual reproduction involves the recombination of genes from two different parents