Fetal Development Quiz

Test Your Knowledge of Life in the Womb and Life Issues

1. What was the chance of your being born?
1 in 1,000
1 in a million
1 in 200 million

2. How long after conception is it before the kidneys of the fetus begin to function?
7 months after conception
40 days after conception
8 weeks after conception

3. When does the body of the fetus begin to respond to touch?
8 weeks after conception
3 1/2 months after conception
21 days after conception

4. 30 days after conception, the embryo of the developing child is how much larger than the original fertilized egg?
Twice as large
100 times larger
10,000 times larger

5. How soon after conception can the unborn child curl its toes and make a fist?
33 days after conception
6 1/2 weeks after conception
12 weeks after conception

6. When can brain waves be detected and recorded in an unborn child?
40 days after conception
6 months after conception
Just prior to birth

7. How soon after conception does the unborn child's heart begin to beat?
1 month after conception
21 days after conception
3 months after conception

8. DNA, the genetic blueprint which will determine every detail of human development such as the child's sex, height and eye color exists at what stage of development?
At conception
1 week after conception
1 day after conception

9. How many weeks after conception can the fetus  squint, swallow and wrinkle its forehead?
24 weeks after conception
10 weeks after conception
32 weeks after conception

10. What is "fetus" the Latin word for?
Unborn baby
Embryo
Young one

11. When does new life begin?
At birth
When the fertilized egg is implanted in the uterus
At conception

12. When does the unborn baby start sucking its thumb?
8 weeks after conception
12 weeks after conception
20 weeks after conception

13. What is lightest weight that a baby has been born at and survived? (find out more)
1 pound 3.6 ounces
8.6 ounces
2 pounds 1.3 ounces