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Chapter 13: The Reproductive system

Multiple choice typeVery short answer typeShort answer typeLong answer typeStructured/Application/Skill type

Selina solutions for Class 10 Biology Chapter 13 Exercise Multiple choice type [Page 181]

Multiple choice type | Q 1 | Page 181

Which one of the following is the correct route that a sperm follows when it leaves the testis of a mammal ?

  • Vas deferens →  epididymis → urethra

  • Urethra → epididymis → vas deferens

  • Epididymis → urethra → vas deferens

  • Epididymis →  vas deferens →  urethra

Multiple choice type | Q 2 | Page 181

When pregnancy does not occur, the life of corpus luteum is about-

  • 4 days

  • 10 days

  • 14 days

  • 28 days

Multiple choice type | Q 3 | Page 181

In female, after how much time after fertilization, does the fertilized egg get implanted in the
uterine wall?

  • Few months

  • One month

  • Three weeks

  • About seven days

Multiple choice type | Q 4 | Page 181

In humans, the fertilization takes place in:

  • Uterus

  • Oviduct funnel

  • Fallopian tube

  • vagina

Multiple choice type | Q 5 | Page 181

The middle piece of sperm provides:

  • energy

  • food

  • gene

  • chromosomes

Multiple choice type | Q 6 | Page 181

The normal gestation period in humans is:

  • 270 days

  • 290 days

  • 280 days

  • 295 days

Selina solutions for Class 10 Biology Chapter 13 Exercise Very short answer type [Pages 181 - 182]

Very short answer type | Q 1.1 | Page 181

Name the following: 

The fluid surrounding the developing embryo  

Very short answer type | Q 1.2 | Page 181

Name the following: 

The body part in which the embryo develops. 

Very short answer type | Q 1.3 | Page 181

Name the following:  

The membrane which protects the foetus and encloses a fluid 

 

Very short answer type | Q 1.4 | Page 181

Name the following: 

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

Very short answer type | Q 2.1 | Page 181

Choose the odd one in each of the following: 

Sperm; implantation; fertilization; ovum; afterbirth 

Very short answer type | Q 2.2 | Page 181

Choose the odd one in each of the following : 

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

Very short answer type | Q 3.1 | Page 181

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

Implantation → Ovulation → child birth → gestation →fertilization. 

Very short answer type | Q 3.2 | Page 181

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

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

Very short answer type | Q 3.3 | Page 181

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

Sperm duct, penis, testes, sperms, semen 

Very short answer type | Q 3.4 | Page 181

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

Puberty, menopause, menstruals, menarche, reproductive age. 

Very short answer type | Q 3.5 | Page 181

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

Graafian follicle, ostium, uterus, fallopian tube.

 

Very short answer type | Q 4.1 | Page 181

Give appropriate terms for the following: 

The onset of reproductive phase in a female. 

Very short answer type | Q 4.2 | Page 181

Give appropriate terms for the following: 

Rupture of follicle and release of ovum from the ovary.

Very short answer type | Q 4.3 | Page 181

Give appropriate terms for the following: 

Monthly discharge of blood and disintegrated tissues in human female 

Very short answer type | Q 4.4 | Page 181

Give appropriate terms for each of the following: 

Process of fusion of ovum and sperm 

Very short answer type | Q 4.5 | Page 181

Give appropriate terms for each of the following: 

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

Very short answer type | Q 5 | Page 181

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 

 

Very short answer type | Q 6.1 | Page 181

Name the following : 

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

Very short answer type | Q 6.2 | Page 182

Name the following: 

The part where the sperms are produced in the testes 

Very short answer type | Q 6.3 | Page 181

Name the following: 

The fully developed part of the ovary containing a mature egg 

Very short answer type | Q 6.4 | Page 182

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

Very short answer type | Q 6.5 | Page 182

Name the following: 

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

Very short answer type | Q 7.1 | Page 182

Choose the odd one in each of the following: 

Oestrogen; progesterone; testosterone; prolactin. 

Very short answer type | Q 7.2 | Page 182

Choose the odd one in each of the following: 

Ovary; fallopian tube; ureter; uterus 

Very short answer type | Q 7.3 | Page 182

Choose the odd one in each of the following: 

Seminiferous tubule; ovum; epididymis; sperm duct; urethra 

Very short answer type | Q 7.4 | Page 182

Choose the odd one in each of the following: 

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

Selina solutions for Class 10 Biology Chapter 13 Exercise Short answer type [Page 182]

Short answer type | Q 1.1 | Page 182

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 

  • True

  • False

Short answer type | Q 1.2 | Page 182

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 

  • True

  • False

Short answer type | Q 1.3 | Page 182

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. 

  • True

  • False

Short answer type | Q 1.4 | Page 182

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. 

  • True

  • False

Short answer type | Q 2 | Page 182

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 ………………… 
Short answer type | Q 3.1 | Page 182

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? 

Short answer type | Q 3.2 | Page 182

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? 

Short answer type | Q 3.3 | Page 182

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? 

Short answer type | Q 3.4 | Page 182

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 

Short answer type | Q 3.5 | Page 182

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 

Short answer type | Q 3.6 | Page 182

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. 

Short answer type | Q 4 | Page 182

What is semen? 

Short answer type | Q 5.1 | Page 182

Describe the functions of the following:  

Inguinal canal 

 

Short answer type | Q 5.2 | Page 182

Describe the functions of the following: 

Prostate gland 

Short answer type | Q 5.3 | Page 182

Describe the functions of the following:  

Testis 

Short answer type | Q 5.4 | Page 182

Describe the functions of the following: 

ovary 

Short answer type | Q 5.5 | Page 182

Describe the functions of the following: 

Oviduct 

Short answer type | Q 6 | Page 182

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

Short answer type | Q 7 | Page 182

What are the accessory reproductive organs? 

Short answer type | Q 8 | Page 182

Differentiate between primary and accessory reproductive organs 

Short answer type | Q 9 | Page 182

What is hymne? 

Short answer type | Q 10.1 | Page 182

Define the following term: 

Hernia

Short answer type | Q 10.2 | Page 182

Define the following term :  

Ovulation 

Short answer type | Q 10.3 | Page 182

Define the following term:  

Puberty 

 

Short answer type | Q 11 | Page 182

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

Short answer type | Q 12.1 | Page 182

Differentiate between the following pair: 

Menarche and menopause 

Short answer type | Q 12.2 | Page 182

Differentiate between the following pair: 

Bulbo-urethral gland and prostate gland 

Short answer type | Q 12.3 | Page 182

Differentiate between the following pair: 

 Hymen and clitoris 

Short answer type | Q 12.4 | Page 182

Differentiate between the following pair: 

Uterus and vegina 

Short answer type | Q 12.5 | Page 182

Differentiate between the following pair: 

 Efferent duct and sperm duct 

Selina solutions for Class 10 Biology Chapter 13 Exercise Long answer type [Pages 182 - 183]

Long answer type | Q 1.1 | Page 182

Differentiate between: 

Semen and sperm 

Long answer type | Q 1.2 | Page 182

Differentiate between:  

Implantation and pregnancy 

 

Long answer type | Q 1.3 | Page 182

Differentiate between: 

Follicle and corpus luteum 

Long answer type | Q 1.4 | Page 182

Differentiate between: 

Amnion and allantois 

Long answer type | Q 1.5 | Page 182

Differentiate between: 

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

Long answer type | Q 1.6 | Page 182

Differentiate between: 

Identical twins and fraternal twins 

 

Long answer type | Q 2 | Page 182

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

 

Long answer type | Q 3.1 | Page 183

Describe the functions of Amnion 

Long answer type | Q 3.2 | Page 183

Describe the functions of placenta 

Long answer type | Q 4 | Page 183

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? 

Long answer type | Q 5 | Page 183

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

Long answer type | Q 6 | Page 183

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. 

Selina solutions for Class 10 Biology Chapter 13 Exercise Structured/Application/Skill type [Pages 183 - 184]

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 1.1 | Page 183

Given below is a diagram of two system together in the human body

Name the systems

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 1.2 | Page 183

Given below is a diagram of two systems together in the human body.

Name the parts numbered 1-10.

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 1.3 | Page 183

Given below is a diagram of two systems together in the human body.

Describe the functions of the parts 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 2.1 | Page 183

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

 

Label the parts indicated by the guidelines 1 to 8.

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 2.2 | Page 183

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

How does the uterus prepare for the reception of zygote?

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 2.3 | Page 183

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

What happens to the uterus, if fertilization fails to take place?

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 3.1 | Page 183

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

 

Name the parts numbered 1-11.

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 3.2 | Page 183

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

State the functions of the parts numbered 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 and 11.

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 4.1 | Page 183

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

Identify the reproductive cells A and B

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 4.2 | Page 183

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

Name the specific part of the reproductive system where the above cells are produced.

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 4.3 | Page 183

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

Where in the female reproductive system do these cells unite?

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 4.4 | Page 183

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

Name the main hormone secreted by the (1) ovary (2) testes.

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 4.5 | Page 183

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

Name an accessory gland found in the male reproductive system and state its secretion.

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 5.1 | Page 184

The diagram given alongside is that of a developing human foetus in the womb. Study the same and answer the questions that follows:

Name the parts ‘1’ to ‘5’ indicated by guidelines


 

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 5.2 | Page 184

The diagram given below is that of a developing human foetus in the womb. Study the same and answer the question that follow:

What term is given to the period of development of the foetus in the womb?

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 5.3 | Page 184

The diagram given below is that of a developing human foetus in the womb. Study the same and answer the question that follow:

How many days does the foetus take to be fully developed?

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 5.4 | Page 184

The diagram given below is that of a developing human foetus in the womb. Study the same and answer the question that follow:

Mention two functions of the parts labelled '2' other than its endocrine functions.

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 5.5 | Page 184

The diagram given below is that of a developing human foetus in the womb. Study the same and answer the question that follow:

Name (any one) hormone produced by the part labelled '2'.

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 6 | Page 184

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. 

 

 

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 7.1 | Page 184

The figure given alongside represents the female reproductive system of a mammal.

Name the parts labelled A - D 

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 7.2 | Page 184

The figure given below represents the female reproductive system of a mammal.

What will happen if the part B on both sides gets blocked?

Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 8 | Page 184

Given below is the outline of the male reproductive system. Name the parts labelled 1 to 8 and state their functions. Also name the corresponding structure of part (4) in the female reproductive system.

Chapter 13: The Reproductive system

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Selina solutions for Class 10 Biology chapter 13 - The Reproductive system

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Concepts covered in Class 10 Biology chapter 13 The Reproductive system are 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, Reproduction in Human Beings, Functions of Male Reproductive Organs, Functions of Female Reproductive Organs, Male Accessory Glands, Nutrition and Respiration of the Embryo, Concept of Fertilization Process, Identical and Fraternal Twins.

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