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BTEC Biological Approach Revise Quiz


Messages are sent around the brain and body via

A. Blood

B. Sensation

C. Neurons

D. Genes

gender refers to

A. Your biology

B. socially constructed roles

The CNS is made up of the

A. Heart Liver and Lungs

B. Emotions

C. Thinking

D. the brain and spinal cord

According to the biological approach thoughts, feelings and behaviour are all controlled by …b ……………

A. The Body

B. The head

C. The brain stem

D. The brain

The MAOA gene makes people more

A. Jumpy

B. Sexy

C. Aggressive

D. Loving

The thalamus is bigger in

A. Men

B. women

C. Dolphins

D. Apes

Brain scans reveal high levels of amygdala activity when individuals

A. Saw people fighting

B. Angry Faces

C. Happy Faces

D. Heard music

amygdala volume can predict

A. Non aggressive responses

B. Aggressive behaviour

C. The level of testosterone

D. Sex drive

G…… are inherited from parents

A. Good taste

B. Genes

C. God

D. giggling

the motor cortex controls

A. Emotion

B. Movement

C. Sensation

D. Sleep

The somatosensory cortex controls

A. controls heart rate

B. Sleep

C. controls sensation

D. controls movement

A region of the brain which plays an important role in higher cognitive functions

A. Motor cortex

B. Temporal Cortex

C. The limbic system

D. The orbitofrontal cortex

Total brain volume is greater in

A. Women

B. Men

C. Zombies

D. Dolphins

speech production is localised to

A. Broca’s area

B. Wernicke’s areas

C. Corpus colusum

D. frontal lobe

Phenotypes are

A. Your actual genetic makeup

B. Your unique sexual characteristics

C. influenced by the unique circumstances of the person

D. Don’t know

differences can be seen in the brains of adult men and women



C. sometimes

D. Never

5-HIAA (a serotonin related chemical) is

A. significantly lower in violent criminals

B. significantly higher in violent criminasl

C. Not present in violent criminals

D. has nothing to do with aggression

The gene linked to the inheritance of aggression is

A. SKY Gene

B. CFTR Gene

C. MAOA gene

D. ABC Gene

SRY gene is found on the

A. X chromosome

B. Y chromosome

C. Both chromosomes

D. don’t know

A persons Genotype is

A. Their actual genetic makeup

B. The effect of environment on behaviour

Traits that were at one time adaptive in a certain environment are now maladaptive.

A. Genome

B. Genome Lag

C. Genome overgrowth

D. Genome development

At about 6 weeks the SRY gene does what ?

A. causes the embryo to develop testes.

B. causes the embryo to develop as ovaries.

C. Causes the embryo to deform

D. Causes the embryo to sing

Broca’s aphasia: Autopsies revealed damage to

A. In the left hemisphere

B. In the right hemisphere

C. occipital lobe

D. temporal lobe

Neurons are separated by a tiny gap called

A. Neuron

B. synaptic cleft

C. Receptors

D. cortical spacing


A. the structure of the nervous system, including the brain.

B. the structure of the nervous system but not the brain

C. Only the Brain

D. I need to revise


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