Toughest Trivia Quiz On Biology For 9th Grade!

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Toughest Trivia Quiz On Biology For 9th Grade!

Hormones are chemical messengers in the form of protein molecules that are produced in endocrine glands. These enter the bloodstream and can, therefore, reach every cell in the body. Hormones cause effects to occur in certain cells, but not every cell reacts to every hormone.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first birth-control pills contained higher amounts of oestrogen than the pills taken today. Modern birth-control pills contain much less oestrogen. Some only contain progesterone. Why has this changed?
    • A. 

      Because progesterone reduces the side effects

    • B. 

      Because progesterone is much more effective

    • C. 

      Because progesterone is a lot cheaper

    • D. 

      Because progesterone is easier to swallow

  • 2. 
    In the Nineteenth Century, pineapples were really rare and expensive. Why are exotic fruits much more widely available nowadays?
    • A. 

      Because more different fruits grow

    • B. 

      Because fruit growers use hormones to make their exotic fruits grow bigger and faster

    • C. 

      Because feeding the fruit trees with growth hormone makes them produce a lot more fruit

    • D. 

      Because the exotic fruits are sprayed with hormones that delay ripening

  • 3. 
    Where is oestrogen produced?
    • A. 

      In the ears

    • B. 

      In the adrenal glands

    • C. 

      In the large intestine

    • D. 

      In the ovaries

  • 4. 
    Which of the following glands is found in the brain?
    • A. 

      Adrenal

    • B. 

      Pancreas

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

    • D. 

      Thyroid

  • 5. 
    Which hormone is likely to be used in fertility treatments?
    • A. 

      FSH

    • B. 

      LH

    • C. 

      Insulin

    • D. 

      Progesterone

  • 6. 
    Which hormone is used to treat diabetes?
    • A. 

      FSH

    • B. 

      LH

    • C. 

      Insulin

    • D. 

      Progesterone

  • 7. 
    Why would a gardener use rooting powder?
    • A. 

      It is cheaper than buying compost

    • B. 

      They can produce many plants from cuttings more easily

    • C. 

      It gives vegetables a bigger root system

    • D. 

      It slows down the growth rate of plants

  • 8. 
    What are hormones?
    • A. 

      Proteins secreted by endocrine glands

    • B. 

      Proteins secreted by the main organs of the body

    • C. 

      Proteins that carry information betweeen nerve cells

    • D. 

      Proteins that carry messages from your brain to your muscles

  • 9. 
    Which of the following uses hormones?
    • A. 

      Selective weedkiller

    • B. 

      Rooting powder

    • C. 

      Neither of the above

    • D. 

      Both of the above

  • 10. 
    How are hormones transported round the body?
    • A. 

      Via the nervous system

    • B. 

      Via the lymphatic system

    • C. 

      Via the circulatory system

    • D. 

      Via the respiratory system