Medical Quiz

Nervous System Quiz


Someone with a spinal cord injury might experience:

A. inability to move and respiratory distress

B. hairloss

C. increased appetite

D. none of the above

____________________ control movement.

A. sensory neurons

B. motor neurons

What nervous system controls the voluntary functions of the five senses?

A. Peripheral (PNS)

B. Autonomic (ANS)

C. Central (CNS)

D. Sensory (SNS)

What two things are found in the central nervous system?

A. brain/spinal cord

B. spinal cord/motor neurons

C. motor/sensory neurons

D. only brain

What is the key to all electrical events in neurons?

A. The movement of ions

B. Depolarization

C. Conduction Velocity

D. Mechanically-gated channels

E. Resistance

The nerve impulse is also known as:

A. Action Potential

B. Concussion

C. Sodium

D. Depolarization

E. Conduction Velocity

Spinal cord

A. Central Nervous System (CNS)

B. Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)

All the parts of the nervous system except the brain and spinal cord.

A. Central Nervous System (CNS)

B. Peripheral nervous system (PNS)

C. Autonomic nervous system

D. Somatic nervous system

Which part of the brain attaches to the spinal cord and includes the midbrain, pons, and medulla oblongata?

A. Diencephalon

B. Cerebrum

C. Brain stem

D. Cerebellum

The ________ is a rope-like bundle of nerves. It is also the main pathway for information.

A. Nerves

B. Spinal Cord

C. Brain

A rare disease in the US that leads to paralysis is known as:

A. West Nile Virus

B. Enephalitis

C. Poliomyelitis

D. Multiple sclerosis

The study of the nervous system structure and function is…

A. psychology

B. physiology

C. nephrology

D. neurology

____________________ is the portion of the brain that controls balance.

A. cerebrum

B. cerebellum

C. brain stem

D. hypothalamus

Part of the autonomic system that controls “fight or flight”

A. spinal

B. somatic

C. cranial

D. sympathetic

Which part of the brain is considered the “creative” side?

A. Left Brain

B. Right Brain

Memories can be stored in many parts of the brain, but they originally form in a part called the __________.

A. cerebellum

B. spinal cord

C. hippocampus

D. frontal lobe

The brain will send messages to the body though these nerves that radiate out from it:

A. Cerebral nerves

B. Cranial Nerves

C. Autonomic nerves

D. Spinal nerves

Which nerve supplies impulses to the skin on the outer side and back of the foot and leg?

A. Planter

B. Sural

C. Tarsal

D. Carpal

The sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions are two arms of the ________.

A. central nervous system

B. voluntary nervous system

C. autonomic nervous system

D. somatic nervous system

E. peripheral nervous system

True or False: the right side of the brain controls the right side of your body, while the left side of the brain controls the left side of your body.



Which part of the brain covers the limbic system?

A. Hippocampus

B. Thalamus

C. Hypothalamus

D. Cerebrum

The part of the brain that controls vital involuntary functions is the __________ .

A. Medulla

B. Cerebellum

C. Cerebrum

D. Meninges

Which region of the brain sits on top of the brain stem and is made of the thalamus, hypothalamus, and epithalamus?

A. Diencephalon

B. Cerebrum

C. Brain stem

D. Cerebellum

What is the inner most meningeal layer of the brain?

A. Arachnoid

B. Dura mater

C. Pia mater

D. Ventricles

Which is NOT part of a neuron

A. Nucleus

B. Coma

C. Dendrite

D. Axon

E. Myelin


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