Central Nervous System Quiz Exam!

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Central Nervous System Quiz Exam!

What do you know about the central nervous system? The brain is enclosed in the skull and is protected by the cranium. The spinal cord is unbroken with the brain, and it lies caudally to the brain. There are many CNS diseases and conditions such as ADHD and autism, late-onset neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, multiple sclerosis, and genetic disorders such as Huntington’s disease. This fascinating quiz will be useful to you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The dura mater has three important inward extensions, please identify them from the list below. 
    • A. 

      Falx cerebri

    • B. 

      Falx cerebelli

    • C. 

      Tentorium cerebelli

    • D. 

      Choroid plexuses

    • E. 

      Cisterna magna

    • F. 

      Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

  • 2. 
    There are several spaces between and around the meninges.  Please identify them in the list below!
    • A. 

      Epidural space

    • B. 

      Outer space

    • C. 

      Inner space

    • D. 

      Subdural space

    • E. 

      Subarachnoid space

    • F. 

      Meninges

  • 3. 
    The _____ _____ is a delicate strand of fibrous tissue, about 20 centimeters in length. It proceeds downward from the apex of the conus medullaris.
    • A. 

      Filum terminale

    • B. 

      Subdural space

    • C. 

      Cerebrospinal fluid

    • D. 

      Superior sagittal sinus

  • 4. 
    When a small sample of cerebrospinal fluid is withdrawn from the subarachnoid space in the lumbar region of the spinal cord is called a(n).
  • 5. 
    Infection or inflammation of the meninges is termed meningitis. It most often involves the _____ and _____ _____ of the leptomeninges (thin meninges). 
    • A. 

      Arachnoid

    • B. 

      Pia mater

    • C. 

      Dura mater

    • D. 

      Tentorium cerebelli

    • E. 

      Epidural space

  • 6. 
    Please identify the major ascending tracts of the spinal cord which function in touch and pressure. 
    • A. 

      Lateral spinothalamic

    • B. 

      Anterior spinothalamic

    • C. 

      Spinotectal

    • D. 

      Fasciculi gracilis

    • E. 

      Anterior spinocerebellar

    • F. 

      Posterior spinocerebellar

  • 7. 
    Please identify the major ascending tracts of the spinal cord which function in conscious kinesthesia
    • A. 

      Lateral spinothalamic

    • B. 

      Anterior spinothalamic

    • C. 

      Spinotectal

    • D. 

      Fasciculi gracilis

    • E. 

      Anterior spinocerebellar

    • F. 

      Posterior spinocerebellar

  • 8. 
    The _____ membrane is so named because of its spider web-like appearance. It provides a cushioning effect for the Central Nervous System (C.N.S.).
    • A. 

      Arachnoid

    • B. 

      Dura mater

    • C. 

      Meninges

    • D. 

      Epidural

    • E. 

      Cerebrospinal

  • 9. 
    _____ nerve generally refers to a mixed spinal nerve, which carries motor, sensory, and autonomic signals between the spinal cord and the body.
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