Reproductive physiology MCQs ( true / false )

Reproductive physiology MCQs ( true / false ) 

1. In a normal female in the reproductive cycle 

a) Basal body temperature is higher in the luteal phase than in the follicular phase 
b) Low progesterone level is seen in the blood in the luteal phase than follicular phase 
c) Oestrogen can exert a positive feedback effect on LH 
d) Large volume of thin watery mucus is seen in the luteal phase 
e) Ferning  of cervical mucus is best seen in the luteal phase 


2. Testosterone differs from oestrogen in that testosterone 

a) Binds to intracellular receptors 
b) Is metabolized into more active forms 
c) Circulates in the blood bound to sex hormone binding globulins 
d) Is a C19 steroid
e) synthesis is stimulate by LH

3.True or false regarding Dihydrotestosterone 

a) Testosterone is converted into Dihydrotestosterone ( DHT )by the enzyme aromatse 
b) DHT – Receptor complex is more stable than Testosterone – receptor complex 
c) Is required for the development of wolffian ducts into male internal genitalia 
d) Deficiency is known to cause male  Pseudohermaphroditism
e) Causes temporal recession of the scalp hair line 


3. Regarding FSH 

a) Secretion is inhibited by  α  subunits 
b) LH and FSH have similar α  subunits 
c) Stimulate the synthesis of enzyme aromatse in granulosa cell
d) Stimulate androgen binding protein synthesis from sertoli cells 
e) Physiological doses of testosterone inhibits secretion of FSH 



5. True or false regarding normal pregnancy 

a) Systemic blood pressure increase in the second trimester 
b) The renal threshold for glucose is higher than during the non pregnant state 
c) Vital capacity is increased in the presence of high progesterone 
d) Increase level of aldosterone contributes formation of oedema 
e) The tendency for ketosis is increased than during the non pregnant state 


6. True or false regarding hCG 

a) Stimulates synthesis of testosterone in fetal leydig cells 
b) Secretion peaks during third trimester of pregnancy 
c) hCG in blood can be detected in the 6th day of after conception 
d) The placenta secretes hormones which locally regulate hCG secretion 
e) The corpus luteum regresses in response to its stimulation 


7. True or false 

a) A LH peak is seen just before ovulation 
b) Estradiol is the main form oestrogen secreted in females 
c) Wolffian ducts develop into external genitalia in the male 
d) In males spermatogenesis begins before puberty 
e) Progesterone has a   Thermogenic   effect 



8. During normal puberty 

a) Growth spurt occurs at an early age in boys than girls 
b) Adrenal androgen secretion increases with increase in ACTH 
c) Menarche is the first observed change in girls 
d) spermatogenesis begins in boys 
e) Increased fat deposition in subcutaneous tissue in girls is caused by oestrogen 



9. True or false

a) LH stimulates adult Leyding cells to synthesize testosterone 
b) Testosterone crosses the blood brain barrier 
c) Inhibin is known to inhibit the secretion of both FSH and LH 
d) During the acrosomal reaction proteolytic enzyme in the acrosomal cap released 
e) Fructose in seminal fluid is secreted by sertoli cells 



Multiple choice question (MCQ) question Answer 

1. 

a) T
b) F
c) T
d) F
e) F

2.

a) F
b) T
c) F
d) T
e) F

3.

a) F
b) T
c) F
d) T
e) T

4.

a) T
b) T
c) T
d) T
e) F

5.

a) F
b) F
c) T
d) T
e) T

6.

a) T
b) F
c) T
d) T
e) F

7.

a) T
b) T
c) F
d) F
e) T

8.

a) F
b) T
c) F
d) T
e) T

9.

a) T
b) T
c) F
d) T
e) F



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