Our Brain And Our Behavior - The Biopsychology Quiz

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Biopsychology is a branch of psychology that analyzes how the brain, neurotransmitters, and other aspects of our biology influence our behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Our Brain and our Behavior - The Biopsychology Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The study of how biological processes relate to behavior is called
    • A. 

      Physiology

    • B. 

      Psychology

    • C. 

      Biopsychology

    • D. 

      Physiopsychology

  • 2. 
    Which of the following parts of a neuron is responsible for carrying information away from one end of a neuron to the other? 
    • A. 

      Dendrite

    • B. 

      Axon

    • C. 

      Soma

    • D. 

      Axon terminal

  • 3. 
    Which is the message-receiving part of the neuron?
    • A. 

      Dendrite

    • B. 

      Axon

    • C. 

      Soma

    • D. 

      Axon terminal

  • 4. 
    Another name for the nerve impulse is the
    • A. 

      Resting potential

    • B. 

      Action potential

    • C. 

      Threshold

    • D. 

      Ion channel

  • 5. 
    An action potential is likely to occur when
    • A. 

      The neuron reaches its resting potential

    • B. 

      The neuron reaches threshold

    • C. 

      Potassium ions enter into the axon

    • D. 

      The negative after-potential is reached

  • 6. 
    What happen at the synapse?
    • A. 

      The neuron touches the next neuron, releasing its message.

    • B. 

      An electrical message jumps from one neuron to the next.

    • C. 

      The neuron extends cilia to the receiving neuron.

    • D. 

      The neuron releases chemicals called neurotransmitters onto the surface of the receiving neuron.

  • 7. 
    Receptor sites are found on which of the following ?
    • A. 

      Dendrites

    • B. 

      Terminal branches

    • C. 

      Nucleus

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Myelin is
    • A. 

      A fatty layer coating the axon.

    • B. 

      A bundle of neuron fibers.

    • C. 

      The space between two neurons.

    • D. 

      A feeling of uneasiness.

  • 9. 
    An example of neuropeptide is
    • A. 

      Serotonin.

    • B. 

      Dopamine.

    • C. 

      Enkephalins.

    • D. 

      Acetylcholine.

  • 10. 
    Which part of the nervous system is being utilized as you sit in class and write your notes?
    • A. 

      Somatic

    • B. 

      Autonomic

    • C. 

      Sympathetic

    • D. 

      Parasympathetic

  • 11. 
    Which division of the nervous system is the "fight or flight" system?
    • A. 

      Somatic

    • B. 

      Autonomic

    • C. 

      Sympathetic

    • D. 

      Parasympathetic

  • 12. 
    Which technique for studying the brain involves the destruction of brain cells with an electrical current ?
    • A. 

      Ablation

    • B. 

      Deep lesioning

    • C. 

      EEG

    • D. 

      MRI

  • 13. 
    A(n) _________ works by injecting radioactive glucose to determine which areas of the brain are most active during a task.
    • A. 

      CT scan

    • B. 

      PET scan

    • C. 

      MRI

    • D. 

      EEG

  • 14. 
    The left hemisphere is responsible for
    • A. 

      Patter recognition

    • B. 

      Drawing pictures

    • C. 

      Detecting and expressing emotions

    • D. 

      Language and math

  • 15. 
    Susan was in an accident and experienced brain damage resulting in her having problems understanding spoken words. It is probable that she damaged which part of her brain?
    • A. 

      The frontal lobe

    • B. 

      Broca's region

    • C. 

      Wernicke's area

    • D. 

      The temporal lobe

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is TRUE about the somatosensory area?
    • A. 

      The larger the area devoted to a particular body part, the more refined the movement.

    • B. 

      The larger the are devoted to a particular body part, the more sensitive the part of the body.

    • C. 

      The smaller the area devoted to a particular body part, the more refined movement.

    • D. 

      It is an association area of the brain.

  • 17. 
    A person who has difficulty with word expression, saying "seep" instead of "sleep," probably has damage to
    • A. 

      Broca's area

    • B. 

      Wenicke's area

    • C. 

      The cerebral cortex

    • D. 

      Corpus callosum

  • 18. 
    With regard to the motor cortex, which of the following would get more area of cortex devoted to its functioning?
    • A. 

      Ear

    • B. 

      Nose

    • C. 

      Hand

    • D. 

      Shin

  • 19. 
    An inability to recognize familiar faces is known as
    • A. 

      Aphasia

    • B. 

      Agnosia

    • C. 

      Facial agnosia

    • D. 

      Unilateral neglect

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is most vital to survival?
    • A. 

      Medulla

    • B. 

      Occipital lobe

    • C. 

      Wernicke's area

    • D. 

      Joshua's region

  • 21. 
    Which brain area is damaged if a person experiences loss of coordination and balance ?
    • A. 

      Medulla

    • B. 

      Pons

    • C. 

      Cerebellum

    • D. 

      Reticular formation

  • 22. 
    Which brain area is involved in sleep and arousal, and connects the lower brain to the upper brain ?
    • A. 

      Medulla

    • B. 

      Pons

    • C. 

      Cerebellum

    • D. 

      Reticular formation

  • 23. 
    If the ________ is damaged, you can lose your hearing, sight, sense of touch, or taste
    • A. 

      Hippocampus

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

    • D. 

      Thalamus

  • 24. 
    Damage to the _________ might result in amnesia
    • A. 

      Hippocampus

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

    • D. 

      Thalamus

  • 25. 
    Damage to the __________ might result in poor temperature regulation or disorders of appetite, sleep, or sex.
    • A. 

      Hippocampus

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

    • D. 

      Thalamus