Fertilization: Oocyte Activation & Cell Cleavage - Quiz & Worksheet


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Oocyte activation includes _____ ?

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1. How does the polyspermy block prevent multiple sperm from fertilizing the oocyte?

2. At what point is the oocyte officially called a zygote?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Predominantly, you will be examined on the process of oocyte activation, the point at which it becomes a zygote, the cell cleavage process, and the embryonic stage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The aim of this practice more specifically is to assess your understanding of:

  • Components of oocyte activation
  • The way multiple sperm cells are blocked from the oocyte
  • The transformation from oocyte to zygote
  • How long an embryo is considered an embryo
  • When cell cleavage begins

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the creation of life
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about fertilization in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about oocyte activation and cell cleavage

Additional Learning

With our corresponding lesson, Fertilization: Oocyte Activation & Cell Cleavage, learn more about the following subjects:

  • Fertilization
  • Oocyte activation's process
  • Stages of gestation