What is Conception? - Definition, Ovulation & Symptoms


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What is it called when an egg, or ovum, is fertilized by a sperm cell?

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1. How many chromosomes are found in a gamete?

2. A fertilized egg cell is known as which one of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Conception is the initial stage in human development, in which the sperm cell fertilizes the ovum, or egg cell. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the process of conception. Some things you'll be assessed on include what a fertilized egg cell is known as, how many chromosomes are found in a gamete, and what hormone controls ovulation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What a fertilized egg cell is known as
  • How many chromosomes are found in a gamete
  • What hormone controls ovulation
  • The term for when an egg is fertilized by a sperm cell
  • When a fertilized developing egg attaches to the uterus

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of conception
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the stages and relevant terminology of conception
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on conception and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about conception, review the accompanying lesson on What is Conception? - Definition, Ovulation, and Symptoms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understanding conception
  • Ovulation
  • Symptoms of conception