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Central Nervous System Quiz


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Which is the stimuli and which is the response?
Sweating
Heat from the sun

A. Sweating is the stimuli, heat is the response

B. Heat is the stimuli, sweating is the response


Which part of the nervous system controls autonomous reflexes such as the heart rate, breathing, swallowing, vomiting, peristalsis, etc?

A. brain stem

B. hypothalamus

C. cerebrum

D. cerebellum

E. spinal cord


This part helps you solve problems and make decisions.

A. cerebrum

B. thalamus

C. hypothalamus

D. cerebellum


The brain is made up of three major parts. What are they?

A. The occipital lobe, the parietal lobe, and the frontal lobe. 

B. The spinal cord, the cerebrum, and the cerebellum. 

C. The brain stem, the cerebrum, and the cerebellum. 


The diencephalon is composed primarily of ____________.

A. the cerebellum, brain stem and cerebrum

B. the brain stem, hippocampus and amygdala

C. the thalamus, hypothalamus and pituitary gland

D. the midbrain, pons and cerebrum


What is the main function of the parietal lobe?

A. Speech, thinking, touch

B. Speech, taste, reading

C. Hearing, smell

D. sight


Connective tissues which protect the brain and spinal cord are called the __________.

A. vertebrae

B. cranium

C. meninges

D. spinal nerves


Occipital Lobes are responsible for: 

A. balance

B. vision

C. hearing

D. movement


What would your body’s response be to having the flame of a candle getting too close to your hand?

A. To sweat

B. To yell

C. To pull your hand away


What are the grooves in the brain called?

A. Gyri

B. Sulci

C. Lobes

D. Fissures


What is the main function of the temporal lobe?

A. Speech, thinking, touch

B. Speech, taste, reading

C. Hearing, smell

D. sight


Name the two major parts of the central nervous system.

A. The brain and the skull. 

B. The brain and the body.

C. The spinal cord and the brain.

D. The spinal cord and the body. 


What is an example of homeostasis?

A. Your feet pulling away when being tickled. 

B. Your stomach growling when your body needs nutrients. 

C. Your hair growing really long in the summer. 


Sally has a brain injury; she knows what she wants to say but can’t vocalize the words. The part of her brain that deals with the ability to say words properly is the ________.

A. medulla

B. amygdala

C. central sulcus

D. Broca’s area


Which part of the brain coordinates the actions of muscles and helps you maintain balance?

A. brain stem

B. cerebrum

C. cerebellum


The 3 layers of meninges from superficial to deep are

A. dura mater, arachnoid mater, pia mater

B. pia mater, arachnoid mater, dura mater

C. arachnoid mater, pia mater, dura mater

D. dura mater, pia mater, arachnoid mater


What is “stimuli”?

A. A major organ in the brain that is a part of the nervous system. 

B. What your body does to a change or a signal. 

C. A change or a signal your body receives. 


which part of the brain carries out mental processes such as learning and remembering?

A. brain stem

B. cerebrum

C. cerebellum


Which part of the brain controls all involuntary actions?

A. brain stem

B. cerebrum

C. cerebellum


Part of the brain stem, serves as a pathway for nerve impulses. It also helps to regulate rate/depth of breathing.

A. midbrain

B. pons

C. medulla oblongata

D. hippocampus


This part controls your emotions and keeps your body at the right temperature.

A. thalamus

B. hemisphere

C. hypothalamus

D. cerebrum


What part of the brain controls you movement, sense of touch, taste, and temperature?

A. temporal lobe

B. occipital lobe

C. parietal lobe

D. cerebellum

E. frontal Lobe


What is an example of your body maintaining homeostasis? 

A. Your internal body temperature is 98.6o.

B. The hair growing on your head. 

C. Your fingernails and toenails breaking when they get too long. 


This part controls balance and coordination.

A. thalamus

B. hemisphere

C. cerebellum

D. cerebrum


Nerve responsible for sense of smell

A. optic

B. olfactory

C. hypoglossal

D. vagus




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