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Nervous System Quiz


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A nerve cell that is specialized to transfer messages in the form of fast moving electrical energy

A. neuron

B. brain

C. medulla

D. cerebellum


What bone protects your brain?

A. Skull

B. Cerebellum

C. Cerbrum

D. Deltoids


Actions which are under your control

A. involuntary

B. voluntary

C. brain

D. vertebrae


Two major branches of the nervous system

A. central and peripheral

B. peripheral and motor

C. motor and sensory

D. central and motor


____________________ control movement.

A. sensory neurons

B. motor neurons


What is a nerve cell?

A. axon

B. neuron

C. dendrite

D. myelin


A bundle of nerves that go to and from the brain.

A. spinal cord

B. medulla

C. neuron

D. vertebrae


The whitish cords made up of bundles of nerve fibers are called _____.

A. Spinal cord tissue

B. Nerves

C. Cerebral cortex

D. Receptors


Consists of your brain and spinal cord

A. medulla

B. cerebrum

C. central nervous system

D. peripheral nervous system


Someone who is “right-brained” is considered to be more…

A. logical

B. creative


Which organ takes information to and from your brain?

A. Voluntary Muscles

B. Involuntary Muscles

C. Spinal Cord

D. Vertebrae


An example of involuntary movement controled by the autonomic nervous system would be:

A. walking

B. digestion

C. talking

D. wiggling toes


Which of the following represents an involuntary action?

A. Walking

B. Talking

C. Chewing

D. Digesting food


This system receives information about what is going on inside and outside of your body. Then, it processes that information and forms a response to it.

A. Muscular System

B. Skeletal System

C. Cardiovascular System

D. Nervous System

E. Respiratory System


A reflex may occur without the _________ being involved.

A. nervous system

B. spinal cord

C. neurons

D. brain


This is a part of the limbic system and is involved in emotions and fear:

A. Hippocampus

B. Pons

C. Midbrain

D. Amygdala


Which of these organs responds to stimuli with light receptors?

A. tongue

B. ears

C. eyes

D. nose


The cells that produce myelin in the PNS are the

A. astrocyte

B. microglia

C. ependymal

D. oligodendrocytes


Which part of the brain is split into two hemispheres?

A. Brain Stem

B. Cerebrum

C. Cerebellum

D. Pituitary Gland


Which cranial nerve plays a role in the motor control of the heart & digestive organs?

A. Olfactory (CN I)

B. Optic (CNII)

C. Trigeminal (CN V)

D. Hypoglossal (CN XII)

E. Vagus (CN X)


Which part of a neuron RECIEVES information?

A. axon

B. dendrite

C. cell body

D. axon terminal


What bone protects your brain?

A. Skull

B. Cerebellum

C. Cerbrum

D. Deltoids


What do Axon Terminals do?

A. Intakes information from other neurons

B. Produces fatty tissue for the Myelin Sheath

C. Sends information to the next cell

D. Controls the speed of electrical signal through the axon


Which part of the body is like a highway for sending messages?

A. Blood

B. Spinal Cord

C. Atrium

D. Ventricle


If your body is invaded by a bacteria or virus and start to feel bad, you may develop a fever, chills, body aches and want to stay in bed. Of these options, which is the body’s physical response in this situation?

A. It’s a cold

B. Having a fever

C. Having an infection

D. Your body is not responding




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