Define the Following: Parturition - Biology

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Define the following:    



Parturition: The expulsion of the foetus from the mother's body is called parturition.

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Chapter 11: Reproductive System - Exercise 1 [Page 141]


Frank ICSE Class 10 Biology
Chapter 11 Reproductive System
Exercise 1 | Q 5.01 | Page 141


Mention the functions of Uterus in the human female reproductive system.

Where in the fallopian tube does fertilization occur in humans?

Describe the development of a fertilized ovum upto implantation.

Put a tick mark (✓) against the correct alternative in the following statement:

Internally, the uterus opens into:

State the function of Ovary.

State the function of Fallopian tubes.

Describe the human female reproductive system with a labelled diagram.

Fill in the blank:

Lower part of uterus is called _________.

Fill in the blank:

Development of baby (foetus) takes place inside __________.

Fill in the blank:

The time between fertilisation and birth is called _________.

Mention the functions of Ovary.

Which part of the human body produces Ova?

What is hymne? 

Differentiate between:  

Implantation and pregnancy 


Complete the paragraph with the help of words given in the bracket.
(Luteinizing hormone, endometrium of uterus, follicle stimulating hormone, estrogen, progesterone, corpus luteum) 

Growth of follicles present in the ovary occurs under the effect of ____________. This follicle secretes estrogen. _____________ grows/regenerates under the effect of estrogen. Under the effect of ___________, fully grown up follicle bursts, ovulation occurs and _______________ is formed from remaining part of follicle. It secrets ____________ and __________. Under the effect of these hormones, glands of ____________ are activated and it becomes ready for implantation.

Explain the concept of IVF.

Sketch the labeled diagram:

Human female reproductive system

Name two hormones secreted by ovary of female reproductive system.

Name the two types of twins.

Modern techniques like surrogate mother, sperm bank and IVF technique will help the human beings. Justify this statement. 

Mention the exact location of the following : 
Corpus callosum 

Give appropriate term of the following:
The rupture of follicle and release of ovum from the ovary.

Name the following:
Organ producing ovum.

Complete the following statement by choosing the correct alternative:
Menstrual flow is a character is the feature of ______.

Given here is a section of the female reproductive system of human beings.

Name the part where fertilisation occurs in human beings.

Why is zona pellucid retained around the egg till it reaches the uterus?

Draw a label diagram.
Draw a sectional view of the human ovary showing the different stages of developing follicles, corpus luteum, and ovulation.

Draw a sectional view of the human ovary. Label the following parts :

(i) Primary Follicle
(ii) Secondary oocyte
(iii) Graafian follicle
(iv) Corpus luteum


Graffian follicle and Corpus luteum.

Name the Following

A cellular sac containing maturing egg.

Name the Following

The hormone that stimulates the contraction of the uterus during childbirth.

Generally, every month, __________ ovum is released in the abdominal cavity alternately from each ovary.

Hormones secreted by the ovary of the female reproductive system.

Write the functions of ovary

Observe the diagram and answer the following questions.

  1. Label the indicated parts 1, 2 and 3 in the diagram.
  2. Where the fertilization of ovum occurs?
  3. Where does the embryo get implanted after fertilization?

Complete the table.

Sex/Gender Reasons of infertility

Which of the following is not a part of female reproductive system?

The largest cell in the human body of a female is ______.

Match the parts of the given figure with the correct option.

  1 2 3 4 5
a. Fallopian tube Oviduct Uterus Cervix Vagina
b. Oviduct Cervix Vagina Ovary Vas deferens
c. Ovary Oviduct Uterus Vagina Cervix
d. Fallopian tube Ovary Cervix Uterus Vagina

What is true of gametes?

Estrogen is secreted by ______

After fertilization the ovary develops into ______.

The implantation of the embryo occurs at about ______ days of fertilization.

A neat labelled diagram describes the parts of a typical angiospermic ovule.

Name the part of the human female reproductive system where the following occurs.


Name the part of the human female reproductive system where the following occurs.


The stalk of the ovule is called a pedicle.

Womb is used to refer ______.

What is the other term used for fallopian tube?

______ pollen mother cells should undergo meiotic division to produce 64 pollen grains.

Primordial follicle cells undergo mitotic division to produce ______.

Identify the distal narrow part of the duct opening into the uterus.

Contraction of which muscles are responsible for causing labour during parturition?

Breasts are the modified ______ glands.

Which of the following is ectodermal in origin?

(i) Heart
(ii) Sweat glands
(iii) Adrenal medulla
(iv) Middle ear
(v) Urinary bladder
(vi) Dermis of skin

The part of fallopian tube closest to the ovary is ______.

A sac shaped like an upside down pear with a thick lining and muscles in the pelvic area where a fertilized egg or zygote comes to grow into a baby is called ______.

Stratum germinativum is an example of which kind of epithelium?

Bartholin’s glands are situated ______.

In oocyte secondary maturation occurs in ______.

Which of the following is correct about mammalian testes?

The finger-like projections, called fimbriae, help in the collection of ovum into the fallopian tube following ovulation.

The fertilization of the human egg by the sperm takes place in ______  

When sperm is deposited into the vagina which route does it travel?

When the foetus is growing inside the uterus it needs nutrients. Which part provides these nutrients?

What marks the beginning of the reproductive life of a woman?

Tubectomy is carried out by blocking the ______ 

Read the following and answer from given below:

During copulation, semen is released by the penis into the vegina. The motile sperms swim rapidly, fuse with the ovum in the ampullary region, resulting in fertilization. The haploid nucleus of sperm fuses with that of the ovum to form a diploid zygote.

Site of fertilization in human is ______

Mother gives birth to a baby but the baby has characters of both parents. How is this possible?

State whether the following statement is True or False. If false, correct the statement :

In adult human females, a single mature egg is released into an oviduct every month.

How can we say that fish exhibits external fertilisation?

In rabbits, humans and other placental mammals, fertilization occurs in ______.

Anterior lobe of pituitary secretes:

Capacitation occurs in:

______ acts as a birth canal. 

Progesterone is secreted by ______.

The oviducts are also known as ______.

One mature ovum is released once every ______ days. 

Match the following:

Ovaries Bean shape
Fallopian tubes Almond shape
Uterus Funnel – shape
Kidney pear-shaped

What is parturition?

What are the functions of the ovaries and uterus in the female reproductive system?

Female reproductive organs and associated functions are given below in column A and B. Fill the blank boxes.

Column A Column B
Ovaries Ovulation
Oviduct a
b Pregnancy
Vagina Birth

With a suitable diagram, describe the organisation of mammary gland.

In which part of the human female reproductive system do the following events take place?

Release of first polar body

In which part of the human female reproductive system do the following events take place?

Release of second polar body

______ is not a part of the female reproductive system in human beings.

Explain how the uterus and placenta provide necessary conditions for proper growth and development of the embryo after implantation?

Give reason.

Placenta is extremely essential for foetal development.

Give reason:

Uterine lining becomes thick and spongy after fertilisation.

Which part of the female reproductive system is paired incorrectly with its function?

Given below is a certain situation. Analyze and describe its possible impact on a person:

Placenta does not attach to the uterus optimally.

The ______ is also called the womb.

The______ is also called the womb.

The______ is also called the womb.

Sketch and label - Graafian follicle.

Describe the female reproductive systems in humans.

The ______ is also called the womb.

List two roles of the Oviduct in the human reproductive system.

The _____ is also called the womb.

The ______ is also called the womb.

The diagram given below shows a section of the human ovary.

  1. Name the process for the release of the part labelled 1.
  2. Write the name of the structure marked 2.
  3. Draw a neat, labelled diagram of a chloroplast.


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