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Quiz: twins

When do dizygoti twins arise? Who wrote the "double lottery"? And what are the names of twins in the English-speaking world? Test your knowledge!

The answers to the questions can be found below.

Question 1 of 10
What do you know about identical twins?

a) They are of the same gender.

b) You are born a girl and a boy.

c) You will be born in the same minute.

Question 2 of 10
And when do dizygoti twins arise?

a) When two eggs are fertilized.

b) When an egg cell is fertilized with two seeds.

c) When the embryos arise from two seeds without an egg cell.

Question 3 of 10
What do you think is more common: identical or dizygotic twins?

a) That's simple: identical twins.

b) It is clear: dizygoti twins.

c) There are roughly as many identical pairs of twins as there are dizygoti.

Question 4 of 10
What happens if the cells of identical twins separate too late?

a) There are triplets or multiples

b) The double lottery effect occurs.

c) Siamese twins are born.

Question 5 of 10
In what month is a person born under the zodiac sign Gemini?

a) January or February

b) March or April

c) May or June

Question 6 of 10
Which stars are in the constellation of Gemini?

a) Asterix and Obelisque

b) Castor and Pollux

c) Cassiopeia and Balthasar

Question 7 of 10
Who wrote the famous children's book “Das doppelte Lottchen”?

a) Michael Ende

b) Erich Kästner

c) Astrid Lindgren

Question 8 of 10
Which famous twins do you still know?

a) Thick and goofy

b) Hanni and Nanni

c) the double Rittberger

Question 9 of 10
Do you know the English word for twins?

a) Siblings

b) Twicies

c) Twins

Question 10 of 10
How many natural pregnancies are there in a twin birth?

a) to about 80

b) to about one in 500

c) on every thousandth

Attention resolution!

Here are the answers to the review:

Question 1 of 10
What do you know about identical twins?

a) They are of the same gender. ✔️

b) You are born a girl and a boy. ❌

c) You will be born in the same minute. ❌

They are of the same sex; identical twins arise from an egg cell in the womb. They have the same genetic makeup, so they are also of the same sex. Like dizygoti twins, the two boys and the two girls develop simultaneously in the womb. Identical twins are so similar that outsiders often cannot tell them apart.

Question 2 of 10
And when do dizygoti twins arise?

a) When two eggs are fertilized. ✔️

b) When an egg cell is fertilized with two seeds. ❌

c) When the embryos arise from two seeds without an egg cell. ❌

When two eggs are fertilized. When a child grows in each of the two fertilized egg cells, dizygoti twins are formed. A girl and a boy can be twins too.

Question 3 of 10
What do you think is more common: identical or dizygotic twins?

a) That's simple: identical twins. ❌

b) It is clear: dizygoti twins. ✔️

c) There are roughly as many identical pairs of twins as there are dizygoti. ❌

One thing is clear: dizygoti twins: only about every fifth pair of twins is created from just one egg cell. So most of the twins living in the world are dizygoti.

Question 4 of 10
What happens if the cells of identical twins separate too late?

a) There are triplets or multiples ❌

b) The double lottery effect occurs. ❌

c) Siamese twins are born. ✔️

Siamese twins are born. If the cells of identical twins separate too late, Siamese twins may be born. They get their name from the brothers Chang and Eng Bunker, who lived in what is now Thailand at the beginning of the 19th century and who grew together on the upper body.

Question 5 of 10
In what month is a person born under the zodiac sign Gemini?

a) January or February ❌

b) March or April ❌

c) May or June ✔️

May or June Anyone who sees the light of day for the first time between May 22nd and June 21st was born under the zodiac sign Gemini.

Question 6 of 10
Which stars are in the constellation of Gemini?

a) Asterix and Obelisque ❌

b) Castor and Pollux ✔️

c) Cassiopeia and Balthasar ❌

Castor and Pollux The bright stars Castor and Pollux form the two northeast corner points of the constellation. The names go back to the twin pair Kastor and Pollux, who play an important role in Greek mythology.

Question 7 of 10
Who wrote the famous children's book “Das doppelte Lottchen”?

a) Michael Ende ❌

b) Erich Kästner ✔️

c) Astrid Lindgren ❌

Erich KästnerThe two twin sisters Luise and Lotte in the children's novel “Das doppelte Lottchen” devise a funny plan in the course of the book due to their appearance, which causes a lot of confusion among the adults.

Question 8 of 10
Which famous twins do you still know?

a) Thick and Goofy ❌

b) Hanni and Nanni ✔️

c) the double Rittberger ❌

Hanni and NanniHanni and Nanni were invented by the English children's author Enid Blyton. The two twin sisters have also become famous in German and Japanese children's rooms.

Question 9 of 10
Do you know the English word for twins?

a) Siblings ❌

b) Twicies ❌

c) Twins ✔️

TwinsTwins is the English name for twins.

Question 10 of 10
How many natural pregnancies are there in a twin birth?

a) to about 80 ✔️

b) to about one in ❌ 500

c) on every thousandth ❌

Twins are born on about every eightieth naturally-induced pregnancy. Most of the twins born are dizygoti.

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