From the list given below, select the character which can be acquired but not inherited.

(a) colour of eye.

(b) colour of skin.

(c) size of body.

(d) nature of hair.



Examples of Inherited characters are:

  • Hair
  • Skin
  • Eye color
  • Body type
  • Height
  • Susceptibility to certain diseases

Examples of acquired characters are:

  • Body size
  • Skills like painting, swimming, dancing, etc
  • Sense of humor
  • Cooking skills

Checking the options:

  • (a) colour of eye - It is an inherited trait.
  • (b) colour of skin - It is an inherited trait.
  • (c) size of body - It is an acquired trait.
  • (d) nature of hair - It is an inherited trait.

So, the correct answer is (c).

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