Snapquiz - Fertility and The Pill

This is the Snapquiz on Fertility and The Pill. Click here or use the embedded video if you haven't watched the lesson yet.


Question 1. How does The Pill act as a contraceptive?

If no egg cells mature, they can't be released or fertilised.
A barrier is formed in the vagina, preventing the sperm from reaching the egg cell.
If oestrogen levels are too high the sperm can't survive to fertilise the egg.
The uterus lining doesn't thicken and a woman's periods stop, preventing a fertilised egg cell from developing.


Question 2. Which of the following is a common problem with fertility treatments?

A greater chance of long-term health risks for the mother after pregnancy.
A greater chance of multiple babies being conceived.
A greater chance of identical twins.
A greater chance of birth defects.


Question 3. How is the modern version of The Pill different from early versions?

It only contains LH.
It contains much lower amounts of oestrogen and also contains progesterone.
It contains FSH and LH as well as oestrogen.
It contains much higher amounts of oestrogen.


Question 4. Why was the formulation of The Pill changed?

Early versions didn't work.
Early versions were too costly to produce.
Early versions caused birth defects.
Early versions caused side-effects such as nausea and gall stones.


Question 5. Where does in vitro fertilisation take place?

Inside the vagina.
Inside the uterus.
Outside the mother's body, usually in a petri dish.
Inside the fallopian tube.


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