Bioscience II : Test 1

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Bioscience Quizzes & Trivia

A review of the material for Bioscience II test 1. Covering the neuro lectures including anatomy of CNS, PNS, neurons, and flow of CSF.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ouch!! You just slammed your fingers in the car door! As you let loose a string of bad language that would impress even the most seasoned sailor, you remember that which type of nerve is responsible for conducting this sensation from your fingers to your brain?
    • A. 

      Afferent Nerve

    • B. 

      Somatic Nerves

    • C. 

      Efferent Nerves

    • D. 

      Thoracolumbar nerves

  • 2. 
    As you are driving down the highway on your way home from a long day of clinical, another driver is tailgating you and honks his horn for no reason. You would like to flick this guy off. Which type of nerve sends an impulse from your brain to your finger in order to allow you to flick of this inconsiderate jerk?
    • A. 

      Autonomic nerves

    • B. 

      Somatic nerves

    • C. 

      Afferent nerves

    • D. 

      Parasympathetic nerves

  • 3. 
    The efferent system is subdivided into two parts, what are they?
    • A. 

      Sympathetic nervous system

    • B. 

      Parasympathetic nervous system

    • C. 

      Somatic nervous system

    • D. 

      Autonomic nervous system

  • 4. 
    The Autonomic nervous system is further subdivided into which two systems?
    • A. 

      Sympathetic nervous system

    • B. 

      Parasympathetic nervous system

    • C. 

      Somatic nervous system

    • D. 

      Afferent Nervous System

  • 5. 
    This is it! You are back in 4th grade and finally you have HAD IT with that brat Jennifer that teases you everyday. You decide to meet her on the schoolyard after school and teach her a lesson.  As you approach the playground you notice your heart pounding, you are sweating,  your pupils dilating, and it feels like your blood pressure has gone way up. Your whole body seems wired! Which system has allowed for your response to this momentous ass-kicking occasion?
    • A. 

      Parasympathetic Nervous System

    • B. 

      Sympathetic nervous system

    • C. 

      Afferent nervous system

    • D. 

      Somatic nervous System

  • 6. 
    You have just come home from a long day the Miami RibFest. Today you stuffed yourself silly on ribs, tater twisters, and fried twinkies. You get home and immediately lay on your couch. You feel so sleepy! It feels like your whole body is slowing down and your stomach is working away to digest all the food.  Which system allows for this response?
    • A. 

      Afferent Nervous System

    • B. 

      Sympathetic Nervous System

    • C. 

      Parasympathetic Nervous System

    • D. 

      Thoracolumbar Nervous System

  • 7. 
    Development of the Nervous System begins at what point in gestation?
    • A. 

      2-4 days post implantation

    • B. 

      7 weeks gestation

    • C. 

      1 week gestation

    • D. 

      3 weeks gestation

  • 8. 
    Transverse Myelitis is a disease which cause demyelination. This results in paralysis of the patient that is often permanent.  What is myelin’s function and why is this important?
    • A. 

      Myelin acts as insulator for nerves to speed conduction of impulses along the nerve.

    • B. 

      Myelin receives incoming synaptic information from environment or other neurons and generates impulse.

    • C. 

      Myelin is a particular type of axon which conducts motor impulses down the spinal cord.

    • D. 

      Myelin cells relay information from one axon to another within the brain, allowing for higher levels of processing information and decision making.

  • 9. 
    Which type of nerve tract is primarily Sensory?
    • A. 

      Nerve tracts are both sensory and motor.

    • B. 

      Ascending Tracts

    • C. 

      Descending Tracts

    • D. 

      Dendritic Tracts

  • 10. 
    Which type of nerve tract is primarily Motor?
    • A. 

      Nerve tracts are both sensory and motor.

    • B. 

      Ascending Tracts

    • C. 

      Descending Tracts

    • D. 

      Dendritic Tracts

  • 11. 
    In the pre-embryonic period, which of the primary germ layers will become the lining of the digestive and respiratory tracts?
    • A. 

      Prosencephalon

    • B. 

      Ectoderm

    • C. 

      Rhombencephalon

    • D. 

      Endoderm

  • 12. 
    In the pre-embryonic period, which of the primary germ layers will become muscle and bone?
    • A. 

      Mesoderm

    • B. 

      Ectoderm

    • C. 

      Mesencephalon

    • D. 

      Endoderm

  • 13. 
    In the pre-embryonic period, which of the primary germ layers will become the Nervous System?
    • A. 

      Prosencephalon

    • B. 

      Ectoderm

    • C. 

      Mesoderm

    • D. 

      Endoderm

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not one of the three primary vesicles formed during the embryonic period?
    • A. 

      Mesencephalon

    • B. 

      Rhombencephalon

    • C. 

      Diencephalon

    • D. 

      Prosencephalon

  • 15. 
    Which of the primary vesicles formed in the embryonic period will become the forebrain?
    • A. 

      Mesencephalon

    • B. 

      Rhombencephalon

    • C. 

      Diencephalon

    • D. 

      Prosencephalon

  • 16. 
    Which of the primary vesicles formed in the embryonic period will become the midbrain?
    • A. 

      Mesencephalon

    • B. 

      Rhombencephalon

    • C. 

      Diencephalon

    • D. 

      Prosencephalon

  • 17. 
    Which of the primary vesicles formed in the embryonic period will become the hindbrain?
    • A. 

      Mesencephalon

    • B. 

      Rhombencephalon

    • C. 

      Diencephalon

    • D. 

      Prosencephalon

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not one of the 3 layers which the neural tube differentiates into?
    • A. 

      Ependymal Layer

    • B. 

      Marginal Layer

    • C. 

      Ventral Layer

    • D. 

      Mantle Layer

  • 19. 
    Which of the neural tube layers eventually develops into white matter of nervous system?
    • A. 

      Ventral Layer

    • B. 

      Mantle Layer

    • C. 

      Ependymal Layer

    • D. 

      Marginal Layer

  • 20. 
    Afferent neurons are found within the _____ horns of gray matter in spinal cord.
    • A. 

      Dorsal

    • B. 

      Ventral

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      Foraminal

  • 21. 
    Efferent Neurons are found within the _____ & _______ horns of gray matter in spinal cord.
    • A. 

      Dorsal

    • B. 

      Ventral

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      Foraminal

  • 22. 
    The terminal end of the spinal cord is known as….
    • A. 

      Cauda Equina

    • B. 

      Filum Terminale

    • C. 

      Rhombencephalon

    • D. 

      Conus Medullaris

  • 23. 
    The brain stem consists of all the following except:
    • A. 

      Thalamus

    • B. 

      Medulla Oblongata

    • C. 

      Pons

    • D. 

      Midbrain

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is not contained within the diencephalon?
    • A. 

      Hypothalamus

    • B. 

      Pons

    • C. 

      Pineal Gland

    • D. 

      All are contained within diencephalon.

  • 25. 
    The  ________ spreads over the diencephalon and occupies most of cranium.
    • A. 

      Cerebellum

    • B. 

      Cortex

    • C. 

      Cerebrum

    • D. 

      Central Sulcus

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