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Understanding Psychology Nervous System Quiz


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When you smell something, the message from your nose to your brain travel over afferent neurons.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Identify letter “a” from the picture.

A. Soma

B. Nucleus

C. Dendrites

D. Myelin Sheath


This works to conserve energy and to enhance the body’s ability to recover from strenuous activity such as at the end of a competition you were in.

A. Peripheral NS

B. Parasympathetic NS

C. Sympathetic NS

D. Somatic NS


What is letter “e” in the image.

A. Dendrites

B. Myelin sheath

C. Axon

D. Axon terminals


There are two main divisions of the peripheral nervous system.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The nerves that branch out from the side of the spinal cord are the

A. myelin sheath

B. Peripheral NS

C. terminal buttons

D. Parasympathetic NS


Identify letter “b” in the image.

A. Nucleus

B. Axon

C. Cell body

D. Synapse


The space between neurons is known as the

A. axon

B. dendrites

C. soma

D. synapse


There are two main divisions of the peripheral nervous system.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


One’s heartbeat, breathing, and digestive system is controlled by the

A. Autonomic NS

B. Peripheral NS

C. Somatic NS

D. neurotransmitters


The Peripheral NS is made up of the brain and spinal cord.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The brain and spinal cord comprise the

A. Central NS

B. Peripheral NS

C. Autonomic NS

D. Sympathetic NS


Identify letter “c” from the picture.

A. Soma

B. Nucleus

C. Dendrites

D. Myelin sheath


This controls our emotions, movements, thinking, and behavior.

A. Neurotransmitters

B. The Nervous System

C. Somatic NS

D. Neurons


Identify letter “g” from the picture.

A. Soma

B. Nucleus

C. Axon

D. Myelin sheath


Involuntary movements are controlled by the

A. Autonomic NS

B. Somatic NS

C. brain

D. Peripheral NS


The Sympathetic NS prepares your body for emergencies, it expends energy.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Messages move to and from the brain along thin cells called

A. neurotransmitters

B. synapses

C. neurons

D. axons


Voluntary movements, such as raising your hand, are controlled by the

A. Autonomic NS

B. Somatic NS

C. brain

D. Sympathetic NS


How might a student’s parasympathetic NS respond at the end of gym class?

A. increasing the supply of oxygen to body tissues

B. increasing blood flow to the muscles

C. reducing the heart rate

D. suspending digestion




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