Reproductive System Test A

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Reproductive System Test A - Quiz

Anatomy & Physiology
Unit 9 - Reproductive System
Unit Test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The main purpose of the male reproductive system is to:

    • A.

      Create as many sperm as possible

    • B.

      Create egg cells

    • C.

      Maintain erections for as long as possible

    • D.

      Make sure each sperm cell is carefully developed

    Correct Answer
    A. Create as many sperm as possible
    Explanation
    The main purpose of the male reproductive system is to create as many sperm as possible. This is because sperm cells are necessary for fertilization of the egg and the continuation of the species. The male reproductive system includes the testes, which produce sperm through a process called spermatogenesis. Sperm production is a continuous process that occurs throughout a man's life, and the system is designed to maximize the production of healthy and motile sperm cells.

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  • 2. 

    Identify the organ shown below:

    • A.

      Epididymis

    • B.

      Penis

    • C.

      Testes

    • D.

      Urethra

    Correct Answer
    A. Epididymis
    Explanation
    The organ shown in the image is the epididymis. It is a coiled tube located at the back of the testes, responsible for storing and maturing sperm before they are ejaculated. It plays a crucial role in the reproductive system of males.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the organ shown below:

    • A.

      Penis

    • B.

      Epididymis

    • C.

      Testes

    • D.

      Prostate gland

    Correct Answer
    D. Prostate gland
    Explanation
    The organ shown in the image is the prostate gland. The prostate gland is a part of the male reproductive system and is located just below the bladder. It is responsible for producing and secreting a fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. The prostate gland also plays a role in the ejaculation process.

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  • 4. 

    A man is able to ejaculate but has a very low sperm count. This man probably has a problem with which organ?

    • A.

      Prostate gland

    • B.

      Seminal vesicles

    • C.

      Testes

    • D.

      Cowper's gland

    Correct Answer
    C. Testes
    Explanation
    The testes are responsible for producing sperm, so if a man has a very low sperm count, it indicates a problem with the testes. The other organs mentioned, such as the prostate gland, seminal vesicles, and Cowper's gland, are involved in the production and release of semen, but they do not directly produce sperm. Therefore, the issue with the low sperm count is likely related to a problem with the testes.

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  • 5. 

     If a man has had a vasectomy (a procedure that cuts off the vas deferens from the testes), will he still be able to ejaculate?

    • A.

      YES, but the semen will not contain sperm

    • B.

      YES, but he will not have an erection

    • C.

      NO, because he will not produce any semen

    Correct Answer
    A. YES, but the semen will not contain sperm
    Explanation
    A vasectomy only blocks the vas deferens, which is the tube that carries sperm from the testes to the urethra. It does not affect the production of semen by the prostate gland and seminal vesicles. Therefore, a man who has had a vasectomy will still be able to ejaculate, but the semen will not contain any sperm.

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  • 6. 

    Eggs are created in the:

    • A.

      Cervix

    • B.

      Ovaries

    • C.

      Uterus

    • D.

      Fallopian tubes

    Correct Answer
    B. Ovaries
    Explanation
    Eggs are created in the ovaries. The ovaries are the female reproductive organs responsible for producing eggs (ova) as well as hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. The eggs are then released from the ovaries during ovulation and travel through the fallopian tubes towards the uterus.

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  • 7. 

    Identify the organ shown below:

    • A.

      Uterus

    • B.

      Ovaries

    • C.

      Vagina

    • D.

      Fallopian tubes

    Correct Answer
    A. Uterus
    Explanation
    The organ shown in the image is the uterus. The uterus is a pear-shaped organ located in the pelvis between the bladder and rectum. It is responsible for housing and nourishing a developing fetus during pregnancy. The uterus is composed of three layers: the innermost lining called the endometrium, the middle layer of smooth muscle called the myometrium, and the outer layer called the perimetrium.

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  • 8. 

     Which of the following is NOT a function of the female reproductive system?

    • A.

      Maintaining the reproductive cycle through hormones

    • B.

      Creating egg cells

    • C.

      Absorbing waste created during the reproductive cycle

    • D.

      Nurturing growing embryos

    Correct Answer
    C. Absorbing waste created during the reproductive cycle
    Explanation
    The female reproductive system performs several important functions, including maintaining the reproductive cycle through hormones, creating egg cells, and nurturing growing embryos. However, absorbing waste created during the reproductive cycle is not a function of the female reproductive system. Waste products are typically eliminated from the body through the urinary system, not the reproductive system.

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  • 9. 

    A woman and her husband are having trouble getting pregnant. The doctors tell them that they are having a problem with ovulation. This means that the problem is happening in:

    • A.

      The woman's ovaries

    • B.

      The man's testes

    • C.

      The man's penis

    • D.

      The woman's uterus

    Correct Answer
    A. The woman's ovaries
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the woman's ovaries. Ovulation is the process in which an egg is released from the ovary, and if there is a problem with ovulation, it means that the woman's ovaries are not releasing eggs regularly or at all. This can be a common cause of infertility in women.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following best explains what occurs during menstruation?

    • A.

      Follicle is released from the ovary into the fallopian tubes

    • B.

      Egg is implanted in the wall of the uterus

    • C.

      The lining of the uterus is shed through the vagina

    • D.

      Uterine arteries & veins are opened and bleed through the vagina

    Correct Answer
    C. The lining of the uterus is shed through the vagina
    Explanation
    During menstruation, the lining of the uterus is shed through the vagina. This is a natural process that occurs when pregnancy does not occur. The lining of the uterus thickens each month in preparation for a fertilized egg to implant. If fertilization does not occur, the hormones that were supporting the lining decrease, causing the uterus to shed its lining. This shedding results in bleeding, which is released through the vagina.

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  • 11. 

    WHY won't a woman get her period if she is pregnant?

    • A.

      The lining of the uterus remains to help nourish the growing embryo

    • B.

      Her cervix is completely closed off once she is pregnant

    • C.

      Her vagina reabsorbs the menstrual secretions when she is pregnant

    Correct Answer
    A. The lining of the uterus remains to help nourish the growing embryo
    Explanation
    During pregnancy, the lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium, remains intact to provide nourishment and support to the growing embryo. This prevents the shedding of the uterine lining, which is what causes menstruation. As a result, a pregnant woman does not experience her regular menstrual period.

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  • 12. 

    What happens during the menstrual phase?

    • A.

      The uterine lining is shed through the vagina

    • B.

      The egg matures into a follicle

    • C.

      The uterine lining builds up with blood and nutrients

    • D.

      The egg is released through ovulation

    Correct Answer
    A. The uterine lining is shed through the vagina
    Explanation
    During the menstrual phase, the uterine lining is shed through the vagina. This is a natural process that occurs when the egg released during ovulation is not fertilized. The shedding of the uterine lining is accompanied by bleeding, which is commonly known as menstruation or a period. This occurs approximately once a month in women of reproductive age and is a part of the menstrual cycle.

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  • 13. 

    Which hormone causes the release of the follicle from the ovary?

    • A.

      FSH

    • B.

      Estrogen

    • C.

      Progesterone

    Correct Answer
    A. FSH
    Explanation
    FSH, or follicle-stimulating hormone, is responsible for causing the release of the follicle from the ovary. This hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and plays a crucial role in the menstrual cycle. FSH stimulates the growth and development of follicles in the ovaries, and when the follicle is mature, it triggers its release. This allows for the possibility of fertilization and subsequent pregnancy. Estrogen and progesterone also play important roles in the menstrual cycle, but they are not directly responsible for the release of the follicle from the ovary.

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  • 14. 

    A woman has very high levels of estrogen, FSH & LH. She is probably on what day of her cycle?

    • A.

      Day 0

    • B.

      Day 5

    • C.

      Day 13

    • D.

      Day 20

    Correct Answer
    C. Day 13
    Explanation
    A woman with very high levels of estrogen, FSH, and LH is likely on day 13 of her menstrual cycle. This is because estrogen levels peak around this time, causing the release of LH which triggers ovulation. FSH levels also increase during this period to support the growth and development of the ovarian follicles. Therefore, day 13 is the most probable day for a woman with high levels of these hormones.

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  • 15. 

    Which method of pregnancy works by preventing ovulation?

    • A.

      Condoms

    • B.

      IUD

    • C.

      Vasectomy

    • D.

      Hormonal Birth Control

    Correct Answer
    D. Hormonal Birth Control
    Explanation
    Hormonal birth control works by preventing ovulation. It contains synthetic hormones that inhibit the release of an egg from the ovaries, thus preventing fertilization and pregnancy. This method includes various forms such as birth control pills, patches, injections, and vaginal rings. By regulating hormone levels in the body, hormonal birth control effectively prevents ovulation, making it an effective method of pregnancy prevention.

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  • 16. 

    Which method of pregnancy works by blocking the path of sperm through the vas deferens?

    • A.

      Vasectomy

    • B.

      IUD

    • C.

      Hormonal birth control

    • D.

      Diaphragm

    Correct Answer
    A. Vasectomy
    Explanation
    Vasectomy is a method of pregnancy prevention that involves blocking the path of sperm through the vas deferens. During this procedure, the vas deferens, which is the tube that carries sperm from the testicles to the urethra, is cut or sealed off. This prevents sperm from mixing with semen and being ejaculated during sexual intercourse, thus making pregnancy unlikely. Therefore, vasectomy is the correct answer to this question.

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  • 17. 

    Which method of birth control is shown here?

    • A.

      Tubal ligation

    • B.

      Diaphragm

    • C.

      Condom

    • D.

      Hormonal birth control

    Correct Answer
    A. Tubal ligation
    Explanation
    Tubal ligation is a method of permanent birth control for women. It involves blocking or sealing the fallopian tubes to prevent sperm from reaching the eggs. This procedure is typically done through surgery and is considered a highly effective form of contraception. It is a long-term solution and does not require daily or regular use like other methods such as condoms or hormonal birth control.

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  • 18. 

    A couple was recently married. They do not want to have a baby now, but they may want to have one in about a year. They are sexually exclusive and they have both been tested, so they are not worried about STIs. What would be the best method of birth control for them? 

    • A.

      Condoms

    • B.

      IUD

    • C.

      Withdrawal

    • D.

      Hormonal birth control

    Correct Answer
    D. Hormonal birth control
    Explanation
    The best method of birth control for the couple would be hormonal birth control. This method is highly effective in preventing pregnancy when used correctly. It provides a reliable and convenient option for the couple as they do not want to have a baby now but may consider having one in about a year. Hormonal birth control methods, such as the pill or the patch, regulate the woman's menstrual cycle and prevent ovulation, making it an ideal choice for the couple's needs.

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  • 19. 

    A 20-year old couple decides to become sexually active. They are using condoms but the man wants to stop using them. The man tells the woman that as soon as she starts taking birth control pills, they can stop using condoms. Is this true? 

    • A.

      YES, because the pills will prevent implantation in the uterus if the egg is fertilized

    • B.

      YES, because the progesterone in the pills will kill the sperm cells upon contact

    • C.

      NO, because the progesterone in the pills may not effectively prevent ovulation until the next cycle

    • D.

      NO, because the pills are only 80% effective in preventing pregnancy

    Correct Answer
    C. NO, because the progesterone in the pills may not effectively prevent ovulation until the next cycle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is NO, because the progesterone in the pills may not effectively prevent ovulation until the next cycle. Birth control pills work by suppressing ovulation, but it may take some time for the hormones in the pills to build up in the body and effectively prevent ovulation. Therefore, it is not safe to stop using condoms immediately after starting birth control pills as there is still a risk of pregnancy.

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  • 20. 

    Which STI cannot be prevented effectively with condoms?

    • A.

      Gonhorrea

    • B.

      HIV

    • C.

      Chlamydia

    • D.

      Herpes

    Correct Answer
    D. Herpes
    Explanation
    Condoms are effective in preventing the transmission of many sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhea, HIV, and chlamydia. However, herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) which can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, including areas not covered by a condom. Therefore, condoms cannot provide complete protection against herpes.

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  • 21. 

    True or False: Gonorrhea can be passed from mother to child, if the mother is pregnant.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Gonorrhea can indeed be passed from a mother to her child if the mother is pregnant. This transmission can occur during childbirth when the baby passes through the birth canal. If the mother is infected with gonorrhea, the bacteria can be transmitted to the baby, leading to various complications such as eye infections, pneumonia, and joint infections. It is crucial for pregnant women to receive proper medical care and screening for sexually transmitted infections to prevent the transmission of gonorrhea to their babies.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following is NOT an effective STI prevention method?

    • A.

      Getting tested

    • B.

      Abstinence

    • C.

      Condoms

    • D.

      Birth control pills

    Correct Answer
    D. Birth control pills
    Explanation
    Birth control pills are not an effective method for preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). While they can help prevent pregnancy, they do not provide any protection against STIs. Getting tested, practicing abstinence, and using condoms are all effective methods for preventing STIs.

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  • 23. 

    A middle-aged patient of yours has developed cervical cancer. This is most likely related to which of the following sexually transmitted infections?

    • A.

      HIV

    • B.

      HPV

    • C.

      Herpes

    • D.

      Chlamydia

    Correct Answer
    B. HPV
    Explanation
    Cervical cancer is most likely related to HPV (Human Papillomavirus) infection. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that can lead to the development of abnormal cells in the cervix, which can eventually progress to cervical cancer. HPV is a common infection and can be transmitted through sexual contact. It is important for individuals to receive regular Pap smears and HPV vaccinations to prevent and detect cervical cancer at an early stage.

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  • 24. 

    A 25-year old man comes in complaining of burning sensation when he urinates and an unusual discharge from his penis. He says he has to urinate more frequently now. You ask him about his history and he has had multiple sex partners in the past month. He most likely has:

    • A.

      HIV

    • B.

      Syphilis

    • C.

      Herpes

    • D.

      Gonorrhea

    Correct Answer
    D. Gonorrhea
    Explanation
    Based on the symptoms described by the man, such as burning sensation when urinating, unusual discharge from the penis, and increased frequency of urination, along with his history of multiple sex partners, the most likely diagnosis is gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae and is characterized by these symptoms. HIV, syphilis, and herpes may also be transmitted through sexual contact, but they typically present with different symptoms and do not match the symptoms described by the man.

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