What Is Menstruation? - Definition & Cycle


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Which of the following is NOT a hormone associated with the menstrual cycle?

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1. What is the path that blood travels during menstruation?

2. How many days are in an average menstrual cycle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of menstruation and when it occurs. Students will be tested on when menstruation should occur in regard to ovulation and the typical length of a menstrual cycle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Hormones associated with the menstrual cycle
  • Path of blood during menstruation
  • Days in an average menstrual cycle
  • When menstruation should occur in relation to ovulation
  • When menstruation occurs

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the menstruation lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the hormones associated with the menstrual cycle
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the average number of days in a menstrual cycle

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of monthly bleeding in women as the uterine lining is shed, review the lesson on What Is Menstruation? - Definition & Cycle. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what menstruation is and why it is necessary
  • Review the average menstrual cycle and the main hormones that contribute to menstruation
  • Learn about the symptoms of menstruation such as abdominal cramping, bloating and mood swings