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Brain Bee Challenge: Round II

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brain bee challenge: round II

If you answered seven out of ten questions correctly in Round I of the Brain Bee Challenge, you're on your way to Round II! To pass this round you'll need to answer seven out of ten questions correctly. Good luck!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What part of the brain helps control movement and cognitive processes that require precise timing?
    • A. 

      Cerebellum

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

  • 2. 
    Name the membrane structures to which neurotransmitters bind.
    • A. 

      Soma

    • B. 

      Axon terminals

    • C. 

      Receptors

  • 3. 
    NGF is the acronym for what?
    • A. 

      Neuron-Golgi fibroma

    • B. 

      New glial formation

    • C. 

      Nerve growth factor

  • 4. 
    How many pairs of chromosomes are in the nucleus of almost every human cell?
    • A. 

      22 pairs

    • B. 

      23 pairs

    • C. 

      21 pairs

  • 5. 
    Which lobe of the cerebral cortex processes visual information?
    • A. 

      The parietal lobe

    • B. 

      The temporal lobe

    • C. 

      The occipital lobe

  • 6. 
    What do you call an involuntary, fixed muscle response to a particular stimuli?
    • A. 

      A reflex

    • B. 

      A spasm

    • C. 

      A tic

  • 7. 
    The Greek word meaning to “clasp together” gives us what neuroscience term?
    • A. 

      Myelin

    • B. 

      Synapse

    • C. 

      Glia

  • 8. 
    Name the deep brain regions responsible for relaying and filtering sensory information.
    • A. 

      Thalamus

    • B. 

      Pons

    • C. 

      Amygdala

  • 9. 
    Name the large bundle of nerve fibers linking the left and right cerebral hemispheres.
    • A. 

      Thalamus

    • B. 

      Corpus Callosum

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

  • 10. 
    Into how many stages is non-REM sleep normally divided?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Six

    • C. 

      Four