Biology Male and Female Questions Answer the following questions in the spaces provided. 1. Across a population the ratio of male to female is 50:50. In small families this is usually not the case. Why is this? Explain your answer. 2. Explain why inheritance of sex always occurs through the male. 3. In a large family of 6 girls and 1 boy what is the chance of the next child being a girl? 4. Explain what happens to the sex chromosomes during meiosis.