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Brain and Nervous System Quiz


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Which action occurs under the control of the sympathetic NS?

A. Pupils dilate

B. Inhibits salivation

C. Blood clots easily

D. All of the above


The right hemisphere controls the left side of the body.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


A section of the temporal lobe, the primary auditory cortex, receives information about the sense of

A. Listening

B. Hearing

C. Touching

D. Speech


Which two main parts is the human nervous system divided up into?

A. The somatic NS and the autonomic NS.

B. The central NS and the peripheral NS.

C. The sympathetic NS and the parasympathetic NS.

D. None of the above


The corpus callosum controls conscious actions.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The brain stem connects directly to the spine.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The peripheral NS is further divided up into the somatic NS and the autonomic NS

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


What is one action the brain stem does not control?

A. Talking

B. Digestion

C. Heart rate

D. Breathing


Which of the following statements is correct?

A. The brain at birth weighs about 2 kilograms, has four protective features and is small in size in proportion to our body.

B. The brain has deep wrinkles, sends thousands of messages a second and has 6 lobes.

C. he brain has 4 lobes, a left and right hemisphere and an adult human brain weighs about 1.5 kilograms.

D. The brain has a protective layer called the meninges, it is smooth and all messages are sent through the occipital lobe.


A right hemisphere function is

A. Creativity

B. Logic

C. Reasoning

D. All of the above


Once a danger has passed, the parasympathetic NS does not activate

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The frontal lobe is involved in detecting movements

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The brain could be seen as the command centre of the body.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The cerebrum has _____ lobes.

A. 7

B. 4

C. 3

D. 2


The cerebrum makes up 90% of the brain.

A. FALSE

B. TRUE


The parietal lobe controls

A. Memory formation

B. Body sensations

C. Vision

D. Hearing


Wernicke’s area is responsible for speech production.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The occipital lobe is involved with hearing

A. TRUE

B. FALSE




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