Fertilization and Zygote Formation: Definition and Processes Video


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In fertilization two haploid cells with _____ chromosomes combine to produce a diploid cell with _____ chromosomes.

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1. In what order do sperm penetrate the following layers of the egg?

2. Fertilization is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will let you gauge your understanding of how fertilization occurs and the process of zygote formation. Topics you must be familiar with in order to pass the quiz include the definition of fertilization and the order of an egg's layers that a sperm must penetrate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to evaluate your knowledge of:

  • The number of chromosomes in haploid cells and in diploid cells
  • The order of the layers a sperm must penetrate for fertilization to occur
  • The definition of fertilization
  • The location of sperm receptors on the egg

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to practice these skills:

  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can define main phrases, such as fertilization
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the location of sperm receptors
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the process of fertilization from the accompanying lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about fertilization and zygote formation, read through the lesson titled Fertilization and Zygote Formation: Definition and Process. That lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define gametes and their role in fertilization
  • Define zygote
  • Examine the process of sperm and egg meeting in the uterine tubes
  • Recognize the different layers protecting the oocyte and their order
  • Explore how sperm get through the layers of the egg and cause fertilization