Foundations Quiz

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Here are a few simple questions that relate to your introduction to embryology lecture and practical, this page is not a part of today's Practical class.

You should try in your own time after completing the Practical today.

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1 I already really know all I need to know about embryology.


2 Which of the following statements is most correct about the human menstrual cycle.

The menstrual cycle in all women is a 28 day reproductive cycle
Ovulation always occurs at the midpoint of the menstrual cycle
The menstrual cycle's main function is to regularly replace the lining of the uterus
A high body temperature indicates ovulation is occurring
The menstrual cycle is an endocrine cycle regulating reproductive physiological changes

3 Most pregnancies can be detected by pregnancy tests soon after fertilization.


4 Which of the following statements is correct about the zona pellucida:

surrounds the oocyte in the ovary
protects oocyte in the uterine tube
is a specialized extracellular matrix
is important for fertilization
all of the above

5 Pregnancy tests generally are based upon the detection in maternal urine of:

human Chorionic Somatommotropin
human Chorionic Gonadotrophin
human Chorionic Corticotropin

6 The most correct sequence of early development following fertilization is:

zygote, blastomeres, morula, blastocyst
oocyte, zygote, morula, blastocyst
zygote, conceptus, blastocyst
polar bodies, zygote, conceptus, blastocyst

7 Which process in the third week of development converts the embryonic disc into the trilaminar embryo.

embryonic disc folding

8 The second and third trimesters cover the fetal period of development.


9 Which of these statements about environmentally derived abnormal development is incorrect:

bacterial and viral infections can sometimes not affect development
a specific environmental insult will result in a specific abnormal development outcome
the first trimester is the most sensitive period to environmental insults
some prescription drugs can lead to abnormal development outcomes
rubella virus infection during pregnancy has serious abnormal development outcomes

10 Which of the following statements about Figure 1 (shown below) is most correct:

figure 1 shows a normal female karyotype
figure 1 shows all human chromosomes
figure 1 shows a metaphase spread of a human genome
figure 1 shows an abnormality of mitosis

Figure 1
Figure 1


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