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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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    Fallopian tube
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    Ovum
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    Incorrect
    Penis
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    Incorrect
    Testicle
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    Incorrect
    Ovary
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct answer is penis. Lol, jk.

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

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    Ovum
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    Sperm
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    Penis
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    Testicle
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    Ovary
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Humans inherit chromosomes from the father and mother.

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

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    Unprotected sexual intercourse
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    Sexual intercourse with a broken condom
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    Sperm finding an egg
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    Not having sex
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    As often as possible
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    Three times a day
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    Once, in the morning
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    Twice a day
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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
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    Ovulation
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    Wet dreams
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    Menstruation
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    Incorrect
    Wet dreams and spontaneous erections
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Spontaneous erections are a bitch.

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

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    46 individual chromosomes
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    23 individual chromosomes
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    23 chromosome pairs
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    46 chromosome pairs
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Placental, contractions, dilation, expulsion
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    Expulsion, dilation, placental, contraction
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    Dilation, expulsion, contractions, placental
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    Contractions, dilation, expulsion, placental
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    Wrong!

    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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    Adrenaline
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    Norepinephrine
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    Progesterone
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    Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    1,000–1,300
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    1,600–2,000
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    200–300
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    Double the amount of calories she normally consumes
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    Wrong!

    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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    Urethra
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    Vas deferens
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    Seminal vesicle
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    Penis
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    Testicle
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The vas deferens connects the testes with the urethra.

  11. 11. Sexual intercourse is when:

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    The penis is put in the vagina.
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    The vagina is put in the penis.
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    A sperm finds an egg.
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    A woman finds out she's pregnant.
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    The male and female's genitals are next to each other.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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