Comparing Male & Female Ascaris Worms


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Ascaris worms are dioecious. What does dioecious mean?

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1. Which of the following is an external characteristic that can be used to distinguish between male and female Ascaris worms?

2. Which sex organ of Ascaris worms is NOT present in females?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

By using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet, you can gauge your knowledge of the similarities and differences between the male and female ascaris worms. You'll need to be familiar with various terms, functions and locations of body parts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • Sex organ that is missing from the female ascaris
  • The definition of dioecious
  • How the seminal vesicle is used
  • The function of the uterus
  • Distinguishing between external characteristics of the male and female ascaris worms

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz give you the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related article of the male and female ascaris worms
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the physical properties of the ascaris worms in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the reproductive functions of the ascaris worm and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the properties and functions of ascaris worms, read through the accompanying lesson entitled Comparing Male & Female Ascaris Worms. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Comment on what genus the ascaris is part of and where it can be found
  • Discuss some of the differences between the male and female ascaris that can be readily seen
  • Examine the location of spicules and their use
  • Enumerate some internal organs of the female ascaris that are not present in the male