Module 11: Short Answer Assignment
Answer all 15 questions in the space below.
Detail the circumstances that would cause an organism to reproduce via sexual reproduction vs asexual reproduction.
Trace the path of a sperm cell from where it is created to where it is released from the body, listing each structure it passes through on the way.
Trace the path of an oocyte from where it is created to where it is released from the body(assuming pregnancy does NOT occur), listing each structure it passes through on the way.
Where in the female reproductive tract does fertilization occur?
Describe the process of sperm formation (spermatogenesis).
Describe the process of egg formation (oogenesis).
How many days following the onset of menstruation does ovulation typically occur?
On which days of a 28-day female reproductive cycle are blood levels of estrogen the highest?
What is the role of the corpus luteum?
Which hormone triggers ovulation?
How do oral contraceptives prevent pregnancy?
What is in vitro fertilization?
Describe the five stages of human fertilization (Fig. 26.12).
Describe the structure and function of the placenta.
Describe the three stages of labor.