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Biology Quiz - Human Endocrine System
1. A chemical that is secreted by an endocrine gland and carried in the blood to a target organ to perform a particular function is called:
A an endocrine
B the steroid
C a hormone
2. An example of a fast-acting hormone is:
A human growth hormone
B adrenaline
C oestrogen
3. An example of a very slow-acting hormone is:
A adrenaline
B progesterone
C anti-diuretic hormone
4. The endocrine gland within the brain is the:
A pituitary galnd
B pancreas
C adrenal gland
5. The body's 'master gland' is the:
A thyroid gland
B parathyroid gland
C pituitary gland
6. The organs that are both reproductive organs and endocrine glands are:
A thyroid and parathyroid glands
B testes and ovaries
C male gonads only
7. The hormone called the 'fight or flight' hormone is:
A adrenaline
B testosterone
C human growth hormone
8. Control of water balance in the body is by:
A the anti-diuretic hormone
B adrenaline
C insulin
9. Control of blood sugar levels is by:
Athyroxine and parathyroid hormone
Binsulin and glucagon
Coestrogen and progesterone
10. Regulation of male sexual characteristics is by:
Aprogesterone
Btestosterone
Cglucagon
11. Regulation of the female menstrual cycle is by:
Aoestrogen
Bprogesterone
Cboth of the above
12. Caffeine in Coca Cola and coffee interferes with the anti-diuretic hormone. The result of large doses of caffeine would be:
Adehydration
Bprolonged vitamin deficiency
Chunger
13. To induce childbirth, what hormone can be injected intravenously?
Aprolactin
Bprogesterone
Coxytoxin
14. If a person's thyroid gland was surgically removed, the effect on the body would be:
Adehydration and weight loss
Bincrease in milk production in breast-feeding mothers
Creduction in metabolism and some weight gain
15. A decrease in production of HGH (human growth hormone) would result in:
Aslowed body growth
Bincreased body growth
Cno overall effect

 

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