Overview of Animal Reproduction and Development - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which axis organizes the body from head to tail?

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1. Which of the following describes a zygote?

2. In the early embryo, how are the positions of the mesoderm and endoderm different?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you to assess your understanding of the characteristics of animal reproduction and development. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what the outer layer of cells in the early embryo is called and what axis organizes the body from head to tail.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The name of the axis that organizes the body from head to tail
  • Definition of a zygote
  • The name for the outer layer of cells in an early embryo
  • The sequence of events in sexual reproduction
  • Facts about reproduction

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of animal reproduction
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about reproduction and development in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as zygote and gametogenesis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding animal reproduction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sexual reproduction in animals

Additional Learning

To learn more about the process of reproduction, review the corresponding lesson on Characteristics of Animal Reproduction and Development. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between sexual and asexual reproduction
  • Learn about gametogenesis
  • Learn about the tasks a zygote needs to complete before moving on to more complex developmental processes
  • Learn about the three primary germs layers