Nervous System Quiz

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A multiple choice quiz on the human nervous system.

  
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  • 1. 
    This is the job of the nervous system.
    • A. 

      To send messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to and from the body.

    • B. 

      To break down food to be used by the body.

    • C. 

      To remove wastes from the body.


  • 2. 
    This is made up of the brain and spinal cord. 
    • A. 

      Peripheral nervous system

    • B. 

      Central nervous system

    • C. 

      Enteric nervous system


  • 3. 
    Made up of sensory neurons, clusters of neurons called ganglia and the nerves connecting them to each other and the central nervous system.  
    • A. 

      Central nervous system

    • B. 

      Peripheral nervous system

    • C. 

      Enteric nervous system


  • 4. 
    Nerve cell
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Neuron


  • 5. 
    The major organ of the nervous system encased in the skull.
    • A. 

      Neuron

    • B. 

      Axon

    • C. 

      Brain


  • 6. 
    The part of the brain in charge of thinking and memory.
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Medulla oblongata


  • 7. 
    This part of the brain controls coordination and balance.
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Medulla oblongata


  • 8. 
    The part of the brain in charge of involuntary actions such as breathing, heartbeat.
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Medulla oblongata


  • 9. 
    The major set of large set of nerves running down the spinal column or vertebrae. 
    • A. 

      Axon

    • B. 

      Dendrite

    • C. 

      Spinal cord


  • 10. 
    Specialized connection with other cells.
    • A. 

      Synapse

    • B. 

      Lobe

    • C. 

      Cerebrum


  • 11. 
    The cell body of a neuron.
    • A. 

      Dendrite

    • B. 

      Axon

    • C. 

      Soma


  • 12. 
    A filament that arises from the neuron cell body and extends for micrometers. A cluster of them form a tree. 
    • A. 

      Dendrite

    • B. 

      Axon

    • C. 

      Soma


  • 13. 
    A special nerve filament that arises from the cell body and travels up to a meter.
    • A. 

      Dendrite

    • B. 

      Axon

    • C. 

      Soma


  • 14. 
    Helping cells of the brain.
    • A. 

      Axons

    • B. 

      Dendrites

    • C. 

      Glia


  • 15. 
    A subsystem of the peripheral nervous system.
    • A. 

      Enteric nervous system

    • B. 

      Central central nervous system

    • C. 

      Voluntary nervous system


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