Nervous / Sensory System Quiz
What part of the inner ear helps you keep your balance ?
B. the Ossicles (MISO)
D. Semicircular canals
What does the eustachian/auditory/pharygnotympanic tube do ?
A. helps with balance and equilibrium
B. filters out ear wax
C. Equalizes pressure between the middle and outer ear
The two major parts of the nervous system are the
A. brain and spinal cord
B. central and somatic nervous systems
C. sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.
D. peripheral and central nervous systems
Dr. Vazquez is examining a cell from the nervous system of an animal. He notices that at one end of the cell body is a long, fibrous strand of tissue. He immediately recognizes this as an axon that is responsible for
A. carrying signals away from the cell body
B. receiving signals from other cells and carrying them toward the cell body.
C. determining the speed at which an action potential will travel
D. determining whether the cell inhibits or excites neighboring neurons
The papillae are:
A. The bumps on the tongue that contain the taste buds.
B. The taste buds.
C. Receptors which are found in the nose.
D. Receptors in the back of the eye which detect light.
Our noses can detect chemicals in the air
Neurotransmitters are ______________ that travel across the ______________ to another cell.
A. electrical signals; receptors
B. electrical signals; synapse
C. chemicals; receptors
D. chemicals; synapse
What are the three main sections of the hearing system?
A. outer ear, middle ear, inner ear
B. ear, nerve, brain
C. left ear, right ear, brain
Which of the following statements is incorrect?
A. Taste is referred to as the gustatory sense.
B. Taste is referred to as the olfactory sense.
C. There are five primary tastes.
D. Taste buds are specialised to be more sensitive to one of the primary tastes.
Which part of the eye contracts and dilates based on the environment?
The nerves associated with smell are referred to as the:
A. olfactory receptor cells
B. smell cells
C. gustatory receptor cells
D. umami cells
Nearsightedness is also known as ….
D. none of the above
The blind spot is created by the
B. optic nerve leaving the eye through the retina
C. nothing; we don’t have one
The outer ear, responsible for gathering and focusing sound waves, is called the
Which of the following senses are most closely related:
A. touch and smell
B. smell and taste
C. taste and hearing
D. hearing and smell
Select the five organs that make up the sensory system.
A. Smell, eyes, touch, tongue and hearing.
B. Tongue, skin, sight, smell and ears.
C. Touch, ears, nose, eyes and tongue.
D. Ears, tongue, skin, eyes and nose.
The speed of neural conduction between neurons will result in difficulties in speaking, vision, and balance if the ________________ insulating the axons is damaged or removed.
B. Myelin Sheath
What are the ossicles of the ear ? (1,2,3 in order )
A. Malleus,incus,stapes (MISO)
B. Incus,vestibule,oval window
The branch like figures that receive impulses & conducts them to the cell body
C. Cell Body
D. Myelin Sheath
Your sense of smell and taste are part of what system?
A. Digestive system
B. Nervous system
C. Ionic system
D. Respiratory system
Small projections located on the tongue’s surface where taste buds are located are known as:
B. gustatory cells
C. olfactory epithelium
D. mucous producing glands
Cornea is abnormally curved, causes blurry vision because it is unable to focus.
A. Temporarily Blind
A body part that responds to information from the outside world
B. taste buds
C. optical illusion
D. sense organ
The cochlea of the inner ear is lined with ______ to create an electrical signal which travels to the brain.
Senses that respond to chemicals in solution utilize which of the following:
A. Meissner’s corpuscle
C. crista ampullaris
D. beta lactamase
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