Assertion (A): Learning a skill such as dance and music is an acquired trait.

Reason (R): Acquired traits develop in the life time of an individual and do not pass to the progeny.



Acquired traits are the traits a person develops during his lifetime and they aren’t passed from one generation to the next.

Examples of acquired characters are:

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


  • The assertion is true.
  • The reason is true.

So, the correct answer is (a).

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