Human Hormones & Sexual Responses Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Click the two parts of the brain that are the most important in sexual response.
    • A. 

      Cerebellum

    • B. 

      Cerebral Cortex

    • C. 

      Limbic System

    • D. 

      Occipital Lobe

  • 2. 
    What is the term for the cycle of female non-primate mammals when they are most sexually receptive to males?
    • A. 

      Fertilization

    • B. 

      Estrous

    • C. 

      Ovulation

    • D. 

      Arousal

  • 3. 
    What is the term for naturally produced chemicals that affect behavior through the sense of smell?
    • A. 

      Pheromones

    • B. 

      Hormones

    • C. 

      Estrogens

    • D. 

      Vasopressins

  • 4. 
    Estrogen and testosterone are what type of hormones, which slip back and forth from the brain to the bloodstream?
    • A. 

      Peptide Hormones

    • B. 

      Vasopressins

    • C. 

      Steroid Hormones

    • D. 

      Progestins

  • 5. 
    All five sense contribute to arousal and to the sexual response cycle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    In lab experiments, male subjects that won contests saw increases in their testosterone levels for the next 24 hours.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    There appears to no link between testosterone levels and female libido.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What is the hormone of pregnancy?
    • A. 

      Estrogen

    • B. 

      Testosterone

    • C. 

      Progesterone

    • D. 

      Oxytocin

  • 9. 
    Which hormone increases sensitivity to touch and encourages cuddling?
    • A. 

      Oxytocin

    • B. 

      Progesterone

    • C. 

      Testosterone

    • D. 

      Steroids

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are a part of the limbic system?
    • A. 

      Cerebellum

    • B. 

      Parietal Lobe

    • C. 

      Thalamus

    • D. 

      Hypothalamus

  • 11. 
    Variations in orgasm are larger between males and females than between individuals within the groups.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    According to Helen Fisher, what is the reproductive purpose of the female orgasm?
    • A. 

      To encourage females to seek sex

    • B. 

      To make an intimate connection with a reproductive mate

    • C. 

      To signal enjoyment to partner

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Which of the following are stages in Masters and Johnson's model of sexual response?
    • A. 

      Excitement

    • B. 

      Myotonia

    • C. 

      Plateau

    • D. 

      Orgasm

    • E. 

      Vascocongestion

    • F. 

      Resolution

  • 14. 
    What is the term for the desire of a sexually mature adult to engage in sexual behavior with pre-pubescent children?
    • A. 

      Fetishism

    • B. 

      Pedophilia

    • C. 

      Paraphilia

    • D. 

      Voyeurism

  • 15. 
    What sexual disorder involves a person engaging in sexual encounters where the focus is on causing or receiving physical or emotional pain?
    • A. 

      Masochism or Sadism

    • B. 

      Voyeurism

    • C. 

      Exhibitionism

    • D. 

      All of the above

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