Class 8 Science Chapter 10 MCQ

Class 8 Science Chapter 10 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) of reaching the Age of Adolescence updated for academic session 2021-2022. All the MCQs are important for the school unit tests as well as terminal or periodic exams.

Practice here MCQ online test with answers and explanation of each questions to prepare the chapter and become confident in all topics of chapter 10 of class 8 science. These MCQ quiz covers the complete chapter 10 reaching the Age of Adolescence from CBSE class viii science.

Class 8 Science Chapter 10 MCQ for 2021-2022

Class: 8Science
Chapter: 10Reaching the Age of Adolescence
Contents:MCQ Online Test with Explanation

MCQ Tests with Answers for Class 8 Science Chapter 10


The belief that the mother is completely responsible for the sex of the child is wrong because the child:

[A]. Gets sex chromosome only from the mother.
[B]. Develops in the body of the mother.
[C]. Gets one sex chromosome from the mother and the other from the father.
[D]. Gets sex chromosome only from the father.

AIDS can spread from an infected person to another person through:

[A]. Sharing food
[B]. Blood transfusion
[C]. Sharing comb
[D]. A mosquito bite

For the metamorphosis of tadpoles which of the following elements must be available in water?

[A]. Chlorine
[B]. Carbon
[C]. Sulphur
[D]. Iodine

Structures present in a cell which is responsible for determination of the sex of a baby is:

[A]. Cytoplasm
[B]. Cell membrane [C]
[C]. Nucleus
[D]. Chromosome

Consider the following statements and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. In females, the uterine wall thickens to receive the fertilised egg.
[B]. Endocrine glands release hormones directly into blood stream for transportation to the target site.
[C]. The sex hormones, adrenaline and oestrogen are responsible for the development of sexual characters.
[D]. Release of sex hormones is under the control of a hormone secreted from the pituitary gland.


Reproductive age in women starts when:

[A]. Menstruation Starts
[B]. Breasts start developing
[C]. Body weight increases
[D]. All the above.

Read the following sentences carefully, and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. [A] Testosterone hormone produces male secondary sexual characteristics in boys at puberty (such as deeper voice, growth of facial hair etc.)
[B]. Testosterone hormone causes “growth spurt” in boys at puberty.
[C]. Testosterone hormone causes the growth and development of male sex organs at puberty.
[D]. None of the above.

Reproductive phase in females is form the age of:

[A]. 10 – 12 years to 40 – 45 years.
[B]. 18 – 21 years to 30 – 35 years.
[C]. 21 – 23 years to 40 – 45 years.
[D]. 25 – 30 years to 40 – 45 years.

Vikash is doing his homework which is given by his teacher. Would you help him to choose the incorrect sentences?

[A]. Adrenals are endocrine glands.
[B]. Adrenal glands are known as emergency hormone.
[C]. The aldosterone hormone secreted by adrenal glands maintain the correct salt balance in the blood.
[D]. None of the above.

Sex chromosome in female body is or are:

[A]. X
[B]. Y
[C]. XX
[D]. XY


Payel is completed her science chapter where she wrote some statements. She wants to know whether the statements are correct or not? Payel wants to take help from you:

[A]. Thyroid is a large endocrine gland in the neck.
[B]. Thyroid gland makes a hormone called thyroxine which contains iodine.
[C]. The deficiency of thyroxine hormone causes a disease known as “goitre”.
[D]. People are advised to take iodised salt which contains appropriate amount of sodium chloride.

Full name of “AIDS”. Choose the correct options:

[A]. Auto Immune Disease Symptom
[B]. Acute Immune Deficiency Symptom
[C]. Antiretroviral Infection Disease System
[D]. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

The sex of a child is determined by:

[A]. The presence of an X chromosomes in egg (or ovum)
[B]. The presence of a Y chromosomes in sperm
[C]. The egg of father and mother
[D]. The length of the mother’s pregnancy

Adolescents should be careful about what they eat because adolescents should be careful about what they eat because:

[A]. Proper diet develops their brains
[B]. Proper diet is needed for the rapid growth taking place in their body
[C]. Adolescents feel hungry all the time
[D]. Taste buds are well developed in teenagers

Choose the statement which are incorrect about drugs:

[A]. Drugs are addictive.
[B]. Drugs do physical harm to the body.
[C]. Drug addicts become irritable and lose interest in their studies or jobs.
[D]. Drugs are less powerful chemical substance and it should be used by anyone.


Some of the problems brought about by early marriage in girls. Choose the incorrect one(s):

[A]. The girls younger than 18 years of age are not prepared for motherhood.
[B]. Early marriage and motherhood cause health problems in the mother.
[C]. Early marriage and motherhood reduces the chances of higher education for girls.
[D]. None of the above.

In a quiz competition, you are asked a question where you have to choose the statement which is/ are correct?

[A]. A gland which secretes its product into a duct is called an exocrine gland.
[B]. Sweat glands and sebaceous glands or oil glands are exocrine glands.
[C]. A gland which does not have a duct and secretes its product directly into the blood stream, is called an endocrine gland.
[D]. All the above.

Estrogen hormone performs the following function. Choose the correct functions of this hormones:

[A]. Estrogen hormone produces female secondary sexual characteristics in girls at puberty (i.e., development of breast, broader hips).
[B]. Estrogen hormone causes the growth and development of female sex organs at puberty.
[C]. Estrogen hormone brings about the monthly preparation of uterus for pregnancy.
[D]. All the above.

Which of the following endocrine gland does not occur as a pair in the human body?

[A]. Adrenal
[B]. Pituitary
[C]. Testis
[D]. Ovary

Which of the following is the secondary sexual characteristics in females?

[A]. Low pitched voice
[B]. Broadening of chest
[C]. Broadening of hip
[D]. Developing Adam’s apple


Recently, in a science class test, you are asked a question where you have to say whether the statements are correct or not?

[A]. The bulge at the front of throat or neck in grown up boys is called “Adam’s Apple”.
[B]. The smaller voice box in girls gives shrill voice or high-pitched voice to the girls.
[C]. The pimples and acne are formed due to the increased activity of sebaceous and sweat glands present in the skin.
[D]. All the above.

Which of the following statement is or are correct?

[A]. A young human being below the age of full physical development is called a child.
[B]. A mature human being who is fully grown and developed is called an adult.
[C]. The transitional period of physical and mental development which occurs between childhood and adulthood, is called adolescent.
[D]. All the above.

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