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13.15: Test Yourself

1. Add the following labels to the diagram of the male reproductive organs below.

testis | epididymis | vas deferens | urethra | penis | scrotal sac | prostate gland

Diagram of the Male Reproductive System

2. Match the following descriptions with the choices given in the list below.

accessory glands | vas deferens or sperm duct | penis | scrotum | fallopian tube | testes | urethra | vagina | uterus | ovary | vulva
a) Organ that delivers semen to the female vagina
b) Where the sperm are produced
c) Passage for sperm from the epididymis to the urethra
d) Carries both sperm and urine down the penis
e) Glands that produce secretions that make up most of the semen
f) Bag of skin surrounding the testes
g) Where the foetus develops
h) This receives the penis during copulation
i) Where fertilisation usually occurs
j) Ova travel along this tube to reach the uterus
k) Where the ova are produced
l) The external opening of the vagina

3. Which hormone is described in each statement below?

a) This hormone stimulates the growth of the follicles in the ovary
b) This hormone converts the empty follicle into the corpus luteum and stimulates it to produce progesterone
c) This hormone is produced by the cells of the follicle
d) This hormone is produced by the corpus luteum
e) This hormone causes the mammary glands to develop
f) This hormone prepares the lining of the uterus to receive a fertilised ovum

4. State whether the following statements are true or false. If false write in the correct answer.

a) Fertilisation of the egg occurs in the uterus
b) The fertilised egg cell contains half the normal number of chromosomes
c) The morula is a hollow ball of cells
d) The mixing of the blood of the mother and foetus allows nutrients and oxygen to transfer easily to the foetus
e) The morula implants in the wall of the uterus
f) The placenta is the organ that supplies the foetus with oxygen and nutrients
g) Colostrum is the first milk
h) Young animals often have to be given calcium supplements because milk contains very little calcium


Ruth Lawson (Otago Polytechnic; Dunedin, New Zealand)