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Question Results

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Question:

About how many sperm are released over an average male’s lifetime?

Response:

100 million sperm cells

1 billion

500 billion

Feedback:

The average ejaculation contains about 100 million sperm. 

500 million

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Question:

Aside from Plan B, which of the following options can be used as a form of emergency contraception if a condom breaks during sex?

Response:

Plan B is the only acceptable form of emergency contraception

The Depo Provera Shot

Implanon

The Paraguard IUD

Feedback:

The Paraguard IUD, or any other copper IUD, can be used as emergency contraception if it is inserted within 5 days after unprotected sex or birth control failure. The Paraguard is a great alternative to using Plan B because it can be let in for up to 10 years to offer long term pregnancy protection.

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Question:

About how many eggs are released over an average female’s lifetime?

Response:

400

Feedback:

Unlike men who produce new sperm throughout their lives, females are born with a finite set of eggs. The average female has about 1 million immature eggs at birth, but throughout her lifetime most of these will die so that only one will mature and be released each month during her menstrual cycle.

1 million

100

4 billion

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Question:

By which week of pregnancy do a baby’s fingernails and toenails start to grow?

Response:

7 months

3 months

1 week into pregnancy

11 weeks

Feedback:

Hair follicles also start to grow at 11 weeks!

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Question:

What hormone allows a pregnant female’s uterus and pelvis to loosen and expand during pregnancy?

Response:

Relaxin

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Not only does relaxin help the uterus and pelvis to loosen up, it also affects pregnant females’ feet. Many females temporarily, and some permanently, experience an increase in foot size due to relaxin’s effects of loosening ligaments.

Estrogen

hCG

Oxytocin

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Question:

Most of the fluid in semen is made up of secretions from which male reproductive organ?

Response:

The testicles

The urethral glands

The seminal vesicles

Feedback:

Though all of the above contribute to the fluid in semen, 50 to 80 percent of the fluid is from the seminal vesicles. They are a pair of small, tubular glands near the prostate. The fluid contains high fructose concentrations to help provide the sperm cell with nutrient energy. 

The prostate gland

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Question:

How much does a female’s uterus expand by during pregnancy?

Response:

100x its size

50x its size

2x its size

500x its size

Feedback:

Following birth, it only takes 6-8 weeks for the uterus to return to its original size.

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Question:

How old are babies when they develop bony kneecaps?

Response:

2 months old

1 year old

3 years old

Feedback:

Babies’ knees begin as cartilage so that each fall they take will act more like a sponge than a knee-breaker. Around ages 3-5 the cartilage develops into bone.

1 week old

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Question:

What is the record for the world’s longest pregnancy?

Response:

1 year

Feedback:

The world record for the longest pregnancy was placed in 1945 by Beulah Hunter in Los Angeles. Her pregnancy lasted 375 days, while on average pregnancies are about 280 days.

1 ½ years

2 years

10 months

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Question:

A mother who has a fraternal twin is this times more likely to have twins of her own?

Response:

There is no increase in likelihood

5 times more likely

2.5 times more likely to have twins

Feedback:

Fraternal twins come from two separate eggs that are released at once, so a mother’s genetics are involved. This means that there is a higher likelihood that her daughter would also have fraternal twins. In contrast, identical twins come from a random splitting of one fertilized egg, so there would be no increase in likelihood of twins in the next generation.

100 times more likely

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Question:

For the females that experience this during pregnancy, when does morning sickness usually appear?

Response:

6 weeks

Feedback:

More than 50% of pregnant females experience morning sickness, which includes nausea that may be accompanied by vomiting.

Within the first week of pregnancy

2 weeks

3 months

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Question:

How long can sperm live once they are ejaculated inside a female’s vagina?

Response:

A few hours

Two weeks

A few days

Feedback:

Sperm ejaculated into a female’s vagina can survive for up to 3 to 5 days. Sperm ejaculated outside of a females body can live up to a few hours.

A week