Spermatogenesis: How the Male Reproductive System Produces Sperm


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Forty sperm are made by the end of spermatogenesis. How many spermatogonium entered meiosis?

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1. Which of the following is true about sperm?

2. What are the three basic components of a functional mature sperm cell?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Spermatogenesis is an important concept in biology and reproduction, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its components and related terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the components and functions of:

  • The acrosome
  • Somatic cells
  • Mature sperm cells
  • Sperm
  • Spermatogonium

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 lesson on the characteristics of sperm
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding spermatogonium, functional mature sperm cells, and the function of the acrosome
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different categories of cells

Additional Learning

To learn more about spermatogenesis and reproduction, review the accompanying lesson Spermatogenesis: How the Male Reproductive System Produces Sperm. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define spermatogenesis and understand its function
  • Know what somniferous tubules are
  • Know the role of germ cells
  • Familiarize yourself with sperm anatomy, including the components of the acrosome and flagellum
  • Categorize sertoli cells