Reproduction in animals Class 8 CBSE Worksheet

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Question 1
Fill in the blanks
  1. The process of reproduction takes place only when organisms reach the _________.
  2. ___________ is the process by which a new organism developed from an outgrowth or bud.
  3. The organisms that produce male and female gametes in the same body are called ___________.
  4. ___________ is the process in which the male and female gametes fused together to develop a new organism.
  5. _____________ is a technique used to develop zygote by injecting male sperms inside the female body externally.


  1. Maturity
  2. Budding
  3. Hermaphrodites
  4. Fertilisation
  5. In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

Question 2
Mention if the statement is true or false
  1. The fusion of male and female gametes is called hermaphrodites.
  2. Organisms like Amoeba reproduce sexually.
  3. The embryo moves to the uterus from the fallopian tube.
  4. Organisms give their young birth are called viviparous.
  5. Organisms that lay eggs are called oviparous.


  1. False
  2. False
  3. True
  4. True
  5. True

Question 3
Unscramble the folowing words
Reproduction in animals Class 8 CBSE Worksheet



Question 4
Name the following:
  1. The fusion of male and female gametes.
  2. This is the process by which organisms reproduce asexually.
  3. Organisms give birth to their young ones.
  4. Organisms lay eggs to produce their young ones.
  5. This process involves division of a parent cell into two similar daughters.
  6. This type of reproduction requires two organisms to reproduce their young ones.
  7. The zygote divides into several parts.
  8. This is the period of onset of sexual maturity in humans.
  9. This is the male reproductive part where sperms are produced.
  10. This type of fertilisation takes place from outside of the female body.


  1. Fertilisation
  2. Asexual reproduction
  3. Viviparous
  4. Oviparous
  5. Binary fission
  6. Sexual reproduction
  7. Embryo
  8. Puberty
  9. Testis
  10. External fertilisation

Question 5
Very short answer type questions:
(i)How many types of fertilisation? Name them.
(ii)Name two organisms who reproduce asexually.
(iii)Name two viviparous organisms.
(iv)Name two oviparous organisms.
(v)Name two organisms who go through metamorphosis.


(i)There are two types of fertilisation- internal and external fertilisation.
(ii)Amoeba and starfish.
(iii)Human beings and dogs.
(iv)Snakes and crocodile.
(v)Hens and butterfly.

Question 6
Short answer type questions:
(i)What is metamorphosis? Give one example.
(ii)What is fertilisation?
(iii)What is reproduction? How many types of reproduction?
(iv)What is incubation?
(v)What is oviparous?


(i)The changes that occur in the life cycle of an organism from larva into an adult is called metamorphosis. Butterfly transforms from its cocoon is an excellent example of metamorphosis.
(ii)The process of male and female gametes is called fertilisation.
(iii)The process of multiplying or producing same kind of organisms by mating sexually or asexually is called reproduction. There are two types of reproduction- sexual and asexual reproduction.
(iv)The process by which hens sit on their eggs to provide them warmth after the development of the embryo is called incubation.
(v)Organisms produce their young ones by laying eggs are called oviparous.


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