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Central Nervous System Quiz


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If you had one word to describe the function of the parietal lobe it would be:

A. Movement

B. Sensory

C. Balance

D. Emotions


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. 


This part takes care of body jobs you don’t think about, like digesting food and sweating.

A. cerebrum

B. thalamus

C. brain stem

D. cerebellum


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


What is the main function of the temporal lobe?

A. Speech, thinking, touch

B. Speech, taste, reading

C. Hearing, smell

D. sight


This part controls balance and coordination.

A. thalamus

B. hemisphere

C. cerebellum

D. cerebrum


Automatic reflex centers for the heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, swallowing, and vomiting

A. Medulla Oblongata

B. Pons

C. Hypothalamus

D. Thalamus


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


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

A. thalamus

B. hemisphere

C. hypothalamus

D. cerebrum


What is the main function of the parietal lobe?

A. Speech, thinking, touch

B. Speech, taste, reading

C. Hearing, smell

D. sight


A_______is what your body does in reaction to a stimuli. 

A. reaction

B. response

C. change


Occipital Lobes are responsible for: 

A. balance

B. vision

C. hearing

D. movement


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


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 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 are the grooves in the brain called?

A. Gyri

B. Sulci

C. Lobes

D. Fissures


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

A. vertebrae

B. cranium

C. meninges

D. spinal nerves


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 are different “halves” of your brain called?

A. cerebellum

B. cerebrum

C. hemispheres

D. brain stem


This part helps you solve problems and make decisions.

A. cerebrum

B. thalamus

C. hypothalamus

D. cerebellum


Nerve responsible for sense of smell

A. optic

B. olfactory

C. hypoglossal

D. vagus


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




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