Medical Quiz

Nervous / Sensory System Quiz


What part of the inner ear helps you keep your balance ?

A. Vestibule

B. the Ossicles (MISO)

C. Pinna

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? 

A. Pupil

B. Cornea

C. Sclera

D. Iris

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 ….

A. Myopia

B. Hyperpopia

C. Presbyopia

D. none of the above

The blind spot is created by the

A. retina

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

A. anvil

B. pinna

C. stirrup

D. cochlea

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.

A. Axon

B. Myelin Sheath

C. Nucleus

D. Brain

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

A. Dendrite

B. Axon

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:

A. papillae

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 

B. Blindness

C. Eye

D. Astigmatism

A body part that responds to information from the outside world

A. brain

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.

A. photoreceptors

B. chemoreceptors

C. neuroreceptors

D. mechanoreceptors

Senses that respond to chemicals in solution utilize which of the following:

A. Meissner’s corpuscle

B. chemoreceptors

C. crista ampullaris

D. beta lactamase


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