Parents And Puberty Quiz

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Test how much you know about puberty before talking to your daughter!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the average age-span for girls to begin puberty?

    • A.

      12-16 years old

    • B.

      9-14 years old

    • C.

      10-13 years old

    • D.

      9-16 years old

    Correct Answer
    D. 9-16 years old
    Explanation
    Girls are typically 9-16 years old when beginning puberty. Menstruation usually begins between the ages 9-16. However, everyone changes at his/her own rate.

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  • 2. 

    Which galnd in your body releases the hormones that begin puberty?

    • A.

      Pineal

    • B.

      Adrenal

    • C.

      Pituitary

    • D.

      Thyroid

    Correct Answer
    C. Pituitary
    Explanation
    The pituitary gland is responsible for releasing hormones that initiate and regulate puberty. It produces and releases hormones such as luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which stimulate the production of sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone. These sex hormones are crucial for the development of secondary sexual characteristics and the onset of puberty. The pineal gland is involved in regulating sleep patterns and producing melatonin, while the adrenal gland produces hormones like cortisol and adrenaline to respond to stress. The thyroid gland releases hormones that regulate metabolism.

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  • 3. 

    As our bodies change with puberty, we often get a lot of different information from all over the place. Can you pick out which of the following statements are common myths adolescents often hear?

    • A.

      You can't play sports or exercise while on your period.

    • B.

      Chocolate causes pimples.

    • C.

      Bathing or washing hair during your period makes your flow heavier.

    • D.

      Your period should last exactly one week.

    • E.

      I won't be a virgin if I use tampons.

    • F.

      Women with their periods get attacked by bears and sharks more frequently.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. You can't play sports or exercise while on your period.
    B. Chocolate causes pimples.
    C. Bathing or washing hair during your period makes your flow heavier.
    D. Your period should last exactly one week.
    E. I won't be a virgin if I use tampons.
    F. Women with their periods get attacked by bears and sharks more frequently.
    Explanation
    All of these statements are common myths adolescents hear among their peers and all are not true! Talking to your daughter about her body and the changes she is going through can help keep her from beleiving such outrageous myths about the body.

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  • 4. 

    True or False: Estrogen is the horomone that causes most of the changes in a girl's body during puberty.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During puberty, estrogen plays a crucial role in causing various changes in a girl's body. It is responsible for the development of breasts, growth of pubic and underarm hair, widening of hips, and the onset of menstruation. Estrogen also contributes to the growth spurt that occurs during puberty. Therefore, it can be concluded that estrogen is indeed the hormone that causes most of the changes in a girl's body during this stage of development.

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  • 5. 

    Teens should get how many hours of sleep every night?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 9
    Explanation
    Experts say most teens need a little more than 9 hours of sleep each night. Sleep can help teens do better in school, stress less, and generally be more pleasant. The following are some possible effects of not getting ennough sleep:
    - Feeling angry or depressed
    - Having trouble learning
    - Getting sick more often
    - Possibly gaining weight
    - Having lower self-esteem

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