Hormones of the Placenta: Estrogen, Progesterone & hCG


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Which of the following statements best describes the placenta?

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1. Mary thinks she might be pregnant and purchases a pregnancy test. The pregnancy test shows a positive result. Why did the test come back positive?

2. Which of the following is a function of Human Placental Lactogen (hPL)?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the placenta and the hormones that support a pregnancy. You will be quizzed on human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and human placental lactogen (hPL).

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Structures maintained by hCG in early pregnancy
  • Hormone that is detected in pregnancy tests
  • Function of hPL
  • hormone that keeps the lining of the uterus intact during a pregnancy
  • structure that produces progesterone after the corpus luteum

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pregnancy hormones and placenta lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role of the placenta and its duty during a pregnancy
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about pregnancy hormones and how each of them plays a role in progressing a pregnancy

Additional Learning

To learn more about the placenta, review the accompanying lesson Hormones of the Placenta: Estrogen, Progesterone & hCG. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what the placenta is
  • Review what hCG is and its importance
  • Recall the role estrogen and progesterone play in maintaining a pregnancy