Brain And Behavior- Reproductive Behavior

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following biological factors determines the genetic sex of a fetus?
    • A. 

      The gonads of the fetus

    • B. 

      A single gene on the X chromosome

    • C. 

      The hormones produced by the pituitary during fetal development

    • D. 

      The father's sperm

    • E. 

      The phase of the menstrual cycle during which fertilization occurs

  • 2. 
    The protein that dictates the conversion of the undifferentiated gonads into the testes is controlled by the
    • A. 

      Gene Tny

    • B. 

      Leptin protein

    • C. 

      Ob/ob gene

    • D. 

      Gene Sry

    • E. 

      X chromosome

  • 3. 
     The difference between an organizational hormone effect and an activational hormone effect is that
    • A. 

      The organizational effects occur only in the brain

    • B. 

      Organizational effects are permanent

    • C. 

      Organizational effects only occur during adulthood

    • D. 

      Activational effects are mediated by receptors, whereas organizational effects are due to changes in neurotransmitter secretion

    • E. 

      Activational effects are permanent

  • 4. 
    The prenatal development of the internal reproductive structures of the male requires
    • A. 

      Suppression of the Mullerian system by anti-Mullerian hormone

    • B. 

      Secretion of estradiol by the pituitary

    • C. 

      Secretion of progesterone

    • D. 

      Secretion of androgens

    • E. 

      Both A and D are correct

  • 5. 
    All of the following are characteristics of untreated androgen insensitivity syndrome EXCEPT
    • A. 

      All female external genitals

    • B. 

      Testes

    • C. 

      Breast growth and development

    • D. 

      Female internal genitals

    • E. 

      The inability to have children

  • 6. 
    In which disorder would you expect to observe testes as well as the external genitals of a female?
    • A. 

      Persistent Mullerian Duct syndrome

    • B. 

      Turner's syndrome

    • C. 

      Sry syndrome

    • D. 

      Adrenogenital syndrome

    • E. 

      Androgen insensitivity syndrome

  • 7. 
    An example of a primary sex characteristic is ________ , while ________ is an example of a secondary sex characteristic.
    • A. 

      Estrogen; the external genitals

    • B. 

      Wide hips; internal sex organs

    • C. 

      Deep voice; the gonads

    • D. 

      The gonads; enlarged breasts

    • E. 

      The beard; the external genitals

  • 8. 
    Lordosis would be an example of ________ in the female rat.
    • A. 

      Receptivity

    • B. 

      Attractivity

    • C. 

      Proceptivity

    • D. 

      Perceptivity

    • E. 

      Reactivity

  • 9. 
    A male rat is castrated immediately after birth and then given injections of estradiol and progesterone in adulthood. This male rat would be expected to
    • A. 

      Exhibit enhanced inter-male aggression

    • B. 

      Attempt to copulate with a female in heat

    • C. 

      Show lordosis in response to another male

    • D. 

      Attempt to copulate with a non-estrous female

    • E. 

      Show maternal aggression

  • 10. 
    Menstruation is triggered by
    • A. 

      Reduced secretion of estradiol and progesterone from the corpus luteum

    • B. 

      A surge of androgens from the adrenal cortex

    • C. 

      Implantation of a fertilized ovum in the uterus

    • D. 

      a surge of estrogens from the adrenal cortex

    • E. 

      Increased secretion of estrogen and progesterone from the corpus luteum

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