Secondary Sex Characteristics: Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following is correct of primary sex characteristics?

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1. Secondary sex characteristics are those that __________.

2. In insects, the males are often __________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of secondary sex characteristics and how they differ from primary sex characteristics. You will be asked to identify some secondary sex characteristics inherent to different animals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Facts about primary sex characteristics
  • Role of secondary sex characteristics
  • Secondary sex characteristics in humans, insects, and birds

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on secondary sex characteristics
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast primary and secondary sex characteristics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding secondary sex characteristics of birds and insects
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about secondary sex characteristics in humans

Additional Learning

Learn more in the lesson Secondary Sex Characteristics: Definition & Explanation: Topics covered include:

  • Secondary sex characteristics in men and women
  • When animals develop secondary sex characteristics
  • Role of distinct features in males in the animal kingdom