Worksheet: The Endocrine System

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying the parts and functions of the endocrine system.

Q1:

Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers. There are many different kinds of hormones, and each one has a specific job.

How do hormones travel around the body?

  • AIn the blood
  • BThrough the muscles
  • CThrough the nerves
  • DIn the skin cells

Q2:

The pancreas produces two hormones that help control the body’s blood sugar levels.

Select one hormone which is produced by the pancreas.

  • ACortisol
  • BThyroxine
  • CEstrogen
  • DInsulin

Q3:

The thyroid gland produces and stores hormones that help to regulate heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and growth.

When a person’s thyroid is too active, we say that person has hyperthyroidism.

Which of the following symptoms is caused by an overactive thyroid?

  • AHigher heart rate
  • BLower heart rate
  • CWeight gain
  • DTiredness or fatigue

Q4:

Which gland is responsible for producing eggs for fertilization?

  • AThe thyroid
  • BThe ovary
  • CThe testicle
  • DThe thymus

Q5:

The adrenal glands help our body react to stressful situations. The adrenal cortex produces a hormone that regulates our stress responses.

What is the name of this hormone?

  • AProgesterone
  • BInsulin
  • CTestosterone
  • DCortisol

Q6:

The endocrine system contains many different organs that are responsible for producing hormones.

What name is given to these organs?

  • AGlands
  • BReceptors
  • CVentricle
  • DHormones

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