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Can You Pass This Middle School Sex Ed Exam?

There are a lot of penises and vaginas in this quiz. Slightly NSFW, obviously.

Posted on May 15, 2015, at 2:27 p.m. ET

  1. 1. The sperm swims up the vagina, through the uterus, and finds the egg waiting in the ____________.

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    The correct answer is penis. Lol, jk.

  2. 2. The __________, or male reproductive cell, carries chromosomes from the father.

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    Humans inherit chromosomes from the father and mother.

  3. 3. The following actions could result in pregnancy EXCEPT:

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    Since many of you are already having sex anyway, then it's best to practice safe sex!

  4. 4. Acne, or pimples, might appear on your face during puberty so you should wash your face:

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    Washing your face too much is also bad for you.

  5. 5. What does a boy typically experience during puberty?

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    Spontaneous erections are a bitch.

  6. 6. How many chromosomes do we get from our father?

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    A human baby has 23 chromosome pairs. We get 23 individual chromosomes from the mother and 23 individual chromosomes from the father.

  7. 7. What's the correct sequence of the four stages of vaginal childbirth?

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    The third stage of labor is when the placenta is expelled from the womb.

  8. 8. What hormone is released by the hypothalamus in males AND females at the beginning of puberty?

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    GnRH is low during childhood, but high during puberty. It's important for reproduction.

  9. 9. How many extra calories does a pregnant woman need to consume each day?

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    Since the fetus normally weighs a few ounces to a few pounds during the course of pregnancy, the mother only needs to consume a few hundred extra calories.

  10. 10. What is responsible for the transport of sperm from the epididymis to the ejaculatory ducts?

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    The vas deferens connects the testes with the urethra.

  11. 11. Sexual intercourse is when:

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    Look, the REAL answer to this is that there isn't any one definition of sexual intercourse, because sex isn't always just a penis in vagina. But this question was taken from an actual middle school test from the late aughts, so hopefully the curriculum has changed since then!

Questions based on sexual education exams by L.A. Academy Middle School and the Praxis study companion.

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