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Chapter 10: The Reproductive System

Chapter 10: The Reproductive System solutions [Page 0]

MULTIPLE CHOICE TYPE: 

Which one of the following is the correct route that a sperm follows when it leaves the testis of a mammal?
(a) vas deferens →epididymis → urethra
(b) urethra → Epididymis →vas deferens
(c) Epididymis → urethra →vas deferens
(d) Epididymis → vas deferens → urethra  

MULTIPLE CHOICE TYPE: 

When pregnancy does not occur, the life of corpus luteum is about-
(a) 4 days (b) 10 days (c) 14 days (d) 28 days

MULTIPLE CHOICE TYPE: 

In female, after how much time after fertilization, does the fertilized egg get implanted in the
uterine wall?
(a) Few months (b) one month
(c) Three weeks (d) about seven days 

Chapter 10: The Reproductive System solutions [Page 0]

Name the following : 

The body part in which the testes are present in a human male.

Name the following: 

The part where the sperms are produced in the testes 

Name the following: 

The fully developed part of the ovary containing a mature egg 

Name the following:
The accessory gland in human males whose secretion activates the sperms 

Name the following: 

The tubular knot fitting like a cap on the upper side of the testis.

Choose the odd one in each of the following: 

Oestrogen; progesterone; testosterone; prolactin. 

Choose the odd one in each of the following: 

Ovary; fallopian tube; ureter; uterus 

Choose the odd one in each of the following: 

Seminiferous tubule; ovum; epididymis; sperm duct; urethra 

Choose the odd one in each of the following: 

Sperm; implantation; fertilization; ovum; ovum; after birth. 

Rewrite the terms in the correct order so as to be in a logical sequence . 

Sperm duct, penis, testes, sperms, semen 

Rewrite the terms in the correct order so as to be in a logical sequence. 

Puberty, menopause, menstruals, menarche, reproductive age. 

Rewrite the terms in the correct order so as to be in a logical sequence. 

Graafian follicle, ostium, uterus, fallopian tube.

 

Write in sequence, the regions which a mature sperm travels from the seminiferous tubules up  to the urethral opening in the human male. 

Chapter 10: The Reproductive System solutions [Page 0]

What is semen? 

Describe the functions of the following:  

Inguinal canal 

 

Describe the functions of the following: 

Prostate gland 

Describe the functions of the following:  

Testis 

Describe the functions of the following: 

ovary 

Describe the functions of the following: 

Oviduct 

What are the secondary sexual characters in the human male and female respectively? 

What are the accessory reproductive organs? 

Differentiate between primary and accessory reproductive organs 

What is hymne? 

Define the following term: 

Hernia

Define the following term :  

Ovulation 

Define the following term:  

Puberty 

 

List any two changes each in human male and female, which occur during puberty. 

Differentiate between the following pair: 

Menarche and menopause 

Differentiate between the following pair: 

Bulbo-urethral gland and prostate gland 

Differentiate between the following pair: 

 Hymen and clitoris 

Differentiate between the following pair: 

Uterus and vegina 

Differentiate between the following pair: 

 Efferent duct and sperm duct 

Chapter 10: The Reproductive System solutions [Page 0]

What is the significance of the testes being located in scrotal sacs outside the abdomen. Can there be any abnormal situation regarding their locations? If so, what is that and what is the harm caused due to it? 

Is it correct to say that the testes produce testosterone Discuss? 

Suppose a normal woman has never borne a child; How many mature eggs would she have produced in her lifetime? Your calculation should be based on two clues-
(a) Eggs are produced at the rate of 1 egg every 28 days (one menstrual cycle)
(b) A woman’s total reproductive period is 13 – 45 years. 

Chapter 10: The Reproductive System solutions [Page 0]

Given below is a diagram of two system together in the human body
(a) Name the systems
(b) Name the parts numbers 1-10
(c) Describe the functions of the parts 3, 4, 5 & 6. 

 

 

The following diagram represents the vertical sectional view of the human female reproductive system.  

 

(a) Label the parts indicated by the guidelines 1 to 8
(b) How does the uterus prepare for the reception of zygote?
(c) What happens to the uterus, if fertilization fails to take place? 

Given below is the schematic diagram of the sectional view of the human male reproductive system. 

 

(a) Name the parts numbered 1-11
(b) State the functions of the parts numbered 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 and 11 

Chapter 10: The Reproductive System solutions [Page 0]

MULTIPLE CHOICE TYPE: 

In humans, the fertilization takes place in:
(a) Uterus
(b) Oviduca funnel
(c) Fallopian tube
(d) vagina 

MULTIPLE CHOICE TYPE: 

The middle piece of sperm provides:
(a) energy
(b) food
(c) gene
(d) chromosomes 

MULTIPLE CHOICE TYPE: 

The normal gestation period in humans is:
(a) 270 days
(b) 290 days
(c) 280 days
(d) 295 days 

Chapter 10: The Reproductive System solutions [Page 0]

Name the following: 

The fluid surrounding the developing embryo  

Name the following: 

The body part in which the embryo develops. 

Name the following:  

The membrane which protects the foetus and encloses a fluid 

 

Name the following: 

The canal through which the testes descend into the scrotum just before birth in human male child. 

Choose the odd one in each of the following: 

Sperm; implantation; fertilization; ovum; afterbirth 

Choose the odd one in each of the following : 

Relaxin; cervix dilated; amniotic sac ruptures; child birth; follicle. 

Rewrite the terms in the correct order so as to be in a logical sequence: 

Implantation → Ovulation → child birth → gestation →fertilization. 

Rewrite the terms in the correct order so as to be in a logical sequence: 

coitus → ovum → Sperm → sperm duct → urethra → Vagina .  

Give appropriate terms for each of the following: 

The onset of reproductive phase in a female. 

 

Give appropriate terms for each of the following: 

Rupture of follicle and release of ovum from the ovary.

 

Give appropriate terms for each of the following: 

Monthly discharge of blood and disintegrated tissues in human female 

 

Give appropriate terms for each of the following: 

Process of fusion of ovum and sperm 

Give appropriate terms for each of the following: 

Fixing of developing zygote (blastocyst) on the uterine wall.

Match the items in column I with those in column II and write down the matching pairs (some  may not match)  

  Column I    Column II
a Acrosome  1 An embryo which looks like human baby
b Gestation  2 Luteinizing hormone
c Menopause  3 ovum producing cells
d Foetus  4 complete stoppage of menstrual cycle
e Oogenesis 5 spermatozoa 
f Ovulation  6 Complete stoppage of menstrual  cycle.
    7 Time taken by a fertilized egg till the delivery of baby 

 

Chapter 10: The Reproductive System solutions [Page 0]

State whether the following statements are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F) Rewrite  of the wrong statements by correcting only one word either at the beginning or at the end of the sentence.  

Fertilisation occurs in vagina 

 

 

State whether the following statements are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F):  Rewrite  of the wrong statements by correcting only one word either at the beginning or at the end of the sentences.  

Uterus is also known as birth canal 

 

State whether the following statements are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F): Rewrite  of the wrong statements by correcting only one word either at the beginning or at the end of the sentences. 

 Nutrition and oxygen diffuse from the mother’s blood into the foetus’s blood through amnion. 

State whether the following statements are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F): Rewrite  of the wrong statements by correcting only one word either at the beginning or at the end of the sentences. 

Gestation period in humans is about 380 days. 

Complete the following table by writing the name of the structure or the function of the given structure: 

  Structure   Function 
1 Corpus luteum  1  …………… 
2 …………….  2 Produces male gametes in mass
3 Placental disc  3 …………………….. 
4 . …………….  4 Increases the force in uterine contractions during child birth 
5 Umbilical cord  5 …………………. 
6 Fallopian tube  6 ………………… 

Given below are the names of certain stages/substances related to reproduction and found in human body. Answer the questions related to them.  

Foetus.
• Where is it contained?
• How does it differ from embryo? 

Given below are the names of certain stages/substances related to reproduction and found in human body. Answer the questions related to them.  

Hyaluronidase
• Is it an enzyme or simply a protein?
• What is its function? 

Given below are the names of certain stages/substances related to reproduction and found in human body. Answer the questions related to them. 

Morula.
• What is this stage?
• Name the stage which comes next to it? 

Given below are the names of certain stages/substances related to reproduction and found in human body. Answer the questions related to them. 

Amniotic fluid.
• Where is it found?
• What are its functions 

Given below are the names of certain stages/substances related to reproduction and found in human body. Answer the questions related to them. 

Gestation
• What is its meaning?
• How long does it normally last? 

Given below are the names of certain stages/substances related to reproduction and found in human body. Answer the questions related to them.  

Placenta
• What are the two sources that form placenta?
• Name any two main substances which pass from foetus to mother through placenta
• Name any two hormones it produces 

Given below are the names of certain stages/substances related to reproduction and found in human body. Answer the questions related to them. 

Implantation
• The development stage that undergoes this process  

• The approximate time after fertilization, when it occurs. 

Chapter 10: The Reproductive System solutions [Page 0]

Differentiate between: 

Semen and sperm 

Differentiate between:  

Implantation and pregnancy 

 

Differentiate between: 

Follicle and corpus luteum 

Differentiate between: 

Amnion and allantois 

Differentiate between:  

Impotency and sterility 

 

Differentiate between: 

Prostate gland and cowper’s gland (the nature of secretion) 

Differentiate between: 

Identical twins and fraternal twins 

 

Name and describe very briefly the stages in the development of human embryo. 

 

Describe the functions of Amnion 

Describe the functions of placenta 

Chapter 10: The Reproductive System solutions [Page 0]

The diagram below represents two reproductive cells A and B. study the same and then answer the questions that follow: 

 

 (a) Identify the reproductive cells A and B
(b) Name the specific part of the reproductive system where the above cells are produced.
(c) Where in the female reproductive system do these cells unite?
(d) Name the main hormones secreted by the (1) ovary (2) testes
(e) Name an accessory gland found in the male reproductive system and state the function of its secretion. 

The diagram given alongside is that of a developing human foetus in the womb. Study the same and answer the questions that follows:
(a) Name the parts ‘1’ to ‘5’ indicated by guidelines
(b) What term is given to the period of development of the foetus in the womb?
(c) How many days does the foetus take to be fully developed?
(d) Mention two functions of the parts labeled ‘2’other than its endocrine function
(e) Name (any one) hormone produced by the part labelled ‘2’  

 

 

 

Given below is a portion of the diagram to show the diagrammatic highly magnified view of a single human sperm. Complete the diagram to show its normal structure. 

 

 

The figure given alongside represents the female reproductive system of a mammal.
(a) Name the parts labelled A - D
(b) What will happen if the part B on both sides gets blocked?  

 

Given below is the outline of the male reproductive system. Name the parts labelled 1 to 5. 

 

Chapter 10: The Reproductive System

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Concepts covered in Class 10 Biology chapter 10 The Reproductive System are Reproduction in Human Beings, Functions of Male Reproductive Organs, Functions of Female Reproductive Organs, Male Accessory Glands, Secondary Sexual Characters, Structure and Functions of the Various Parts of the Sperm, Structure and Functions of the Various Parts of the Egg, Role of Placenta, Functions of Foetal Membranes and Amniotic Fluid, Menstrual Cycle, Role of Sex Hormones.

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