Homeostasis Practice Quiz - Glands & Hormones

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Do you know which glands produce the specific hormones used in Homeostasis? Find out here!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    All of the following are made by the Anterior Pituitary, EXCEPT ONE. That one is...
    • A. 

      LH

    • B. 

      Prolactin

    • C. 

      Growth Hormone (Somatotropin)

    • D. 

      FSH

    • E. 

      Oxytocin

  • 2. 
    A hormone coming from the adrenal cortex, and helping your body balance things like sodium & potassium in your blood, is called...
    • A. 

      Cortisol

    • B. 

      Mineralocorticoid

    • C. 

      Glucocorticoid

    • D. 

      Steroid

    • E. 

      ACTH

  • 3. 
    Calcitonin comes from which endocrine gland?
    • A. 

      Anterior Pituitary

    • B. 

      Posterior Pituitary

    • C. 

      Thyroid

    • D. 

      Parathyroid

    • E. 

      Pancreas

  • 4. 
    The cells that produce insulin are found inside which gland?
    • A. 

      Pancreas

    • B. 

      Pituitary

    • C. 

      Pineal

    • D. 

      Parathyroid

    • E. 

      Pacinian corpuscle

  • 5. 
    There is a cascade of hormones that helps regulate sodium levels & fluid balance. It involves your kidney's nephrons and the adrenal cortex. Which is the correct order of that cascade?
    • A. 

      ADH --> Mineralocorticoids --> Glucocorticoids

    • B. 

      Angiotensin --> Aldosterone --> ADH

    • C. 

      Renin --> Angiotensin --> Aldosterone

    • D. 

      ADH --> Aldosterone --> Renin

    • E. 

      Aldosterone --> Angiotensin --> Renin

  • 6. 
    An example of an antagonistic pair of hormones is Calcitonin & Parathyroid hormone. They help regulate which homeostatic process?
    • A. 

      Glucose metabolism

    • B. 

      Calcium metabolism

    • C. 

      Fluid balance

    • D. 

      Sodium levels in the blood

    • E. 

      Pregnancy

  • 7. 
    A hormone that might be taken as a measure of certain pregnancy would be...
    • A. 

      FSH

    • B. 

      LH

    • C. 

      Estrogen (estradiol)

    • D. 

      Progesterone

    • E. 

      Prolactin

  • 8. 
    In human reproductive homeostasis, the whole process (whether male of female) begins ultimately with one hormone. Which hormone is that?
    • A. 

      FSH - follicle stimulating hormone

    • B. 

      LH - Luteinizing hormone

    • C. 

      GH - Growth hormone

    • D. 

      TSN - testosterone

    • E. 

      GnRH - gonadotropin releasing hormone

  • 9. 
    When glucose levels in the blood drop, the body will require the release of which hormone?
    • A. 

      Insulin

    • B. 

      Cortisol

    • C. 

      Glucagon

    • D. 

      ADH

    • E. 

      Aldosterone

  • 10. 
    When blood volume drops, or blood osmotic concentration increases, the body requires the release of which hormone?
    • A. 

      Aldosterone

    • B. 

      Parathyroid hormone

    • C. 

      Triiodothyronine

    • D. 

      ADH (Vasopressin)

    • E. 

      Testosterone

  • 11. 
    Which of the following hormones is NOT involved in hunger, satiation, or weight gain/loss?
    • A. 

      Cortisol

    • B. 

      Epinephrine

    • C. 

      Ghrelin

    • D. 

      Leptin

    • E. 

      PYY

  • 12. 
    When labour begins, a woman's uterus responds to pressure stimulation from the fetus, triggering release of which Pituitary hormone?
    • A. 

      Prolactin

    • B. 

      Estrogen (estradiol)

    • C. 

      Oxytocin

    • D. 

      Progesterone

    • E. 

      Inhibin

  • 13. 
    Hormones produced by the Anterior pituitary mainly function to stimulate secretion from other glands. That's why they are called....
    • A. 

      Trigger hormones

    • B. 

      Paracrine hormones

    • C. 

      Neuroendocrine hormones

    • D. 

      Releasing or 'tropic' hormones

    • E. 

      Steroid hormones

  • 14. 
    If a person has a very high heart rate, weight loss, and warm skin temperature, which glands might be involved in his/her disorder?
    • A. 

      Thyroid & Pancreas

    • B. 

      Adrenal & Parathyroid

    • C. 

      Pituitary & Thyroid

    • D. 

      Thyroid & Adrenal

    • E. 

      Pancreas & Adrenal

  • 15. 
    Your diurnal rhythm is controlled by melatonin. Which gland does this hormone come from?
    • A. 

      Pineal

    • B. 

      Thyroid

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

    • D. 

      Pancreas

    • E. 

      Ovary

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