Ch3

15 Questions

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Body Structure Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Transduction occurs at each structure. Match each sense with the the location where transduction occurs.   ____   Skin   ____   Photoreceptors   ____   Semicircular canals   ____   The nose   ____   Papillae   ____   Hair cells   1. Olfaction 2. Gustation 3. Vision 4. Hearing 5. Touch 6. Vestibular sense  
  • 2. 
    When describing a sound wave, the _________ determines the loudness of the sound.    
    • A. 

      Frequency

    • B. 

      Timbre

    • C. 

      Hertz

    • D. 

      Amplitude

  • 3. 
    Where does transduction occur in the ear?  
    • A. 

      Ear drum

    • B. 

      Cochlea

    • C. 

      Ear lobe

    • D. 

      Auditory canal

  • 4. 
    Which part(s) of the eye focus light?  
    • A. 

      Retina

    • B. 

      Lens

    • C. 

      Cornea

    • D. 

      Both a c

    • E. 

      All above

  • 5. 
    Visible light has a wavelength of ______.   
    • A. 

      300-800

    • B. 

      400-750

    • C. 

      200-750

    • D. 

      350-850

  • 6. 
    Blair and Paula are enjoying a clear, beautiful day at the beach. When they look at the blue sky, which photoreceptors are most active?  
    • A. 

      Rods

    • B. 

      Short wavelength cones

    • C. 

      Medium wavelength

    • D. 

      Long wavelength

  • 7. 
    Input from the right half of the visual field strikes the ____ side of each retina and is transmitted to the ____hemisphere of the brain.  
    • A. 

      Right

    • B. 

      Left

    • C. 

      Front

    • D. 

      Back

  • 8. 
    In visual processing, the ______________system detects color, while the_________________system detects movement.  
    • A. 

      What,where

    • B. 

      What,when

    • C. 

      Where,what

    • D. 

      Where,when

  • 9. 
    The temporal lobe of the cortex is primarily involved in processing?  
    • A. 

      Vision

    • B. 

      Smell

    • C. 

      Taste

    • D. 

      Hearing

  • 10. 
    The ____________ theory holds that the human eye has three types of receptors with differing sensitivities to different light wavelengths.  
    • A. 

      Opponent process

    • B. 

      Reconciling

    • C. 

      Trichromatic

    • D. 

      Perception

  • 11. 
    Blair and Paula are spending the day at the beach. If they stare at the blue sky for a long time and then look at their white beach towel, what color will they see, according to the opponent-process theory of color vision?    
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Black

  • 12. 
    Which of the following can be explained by the fact that connections from the olfactory bulb are especially prevalent in the amygdala?  
    • A. 

      Whenever Anthony smelled ammonia, he felt nauseous.

    • B. 

      Whenever Bonnie smelled a flower, she sneezed.

    • C. 

      Whenever Darlene smelled mothballs, she felt sad.

    • D. 

      Whenever Mike smelled the bread baking in the oven, he became hungry.

  • 13. 
    The bending of hair cells in the ear drum causes transduction?  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Our senses of touch, temperature, pain, and kinesthesia are our?  
    • A. 

      Olfactory senses

    • B. 

      Chemical

    • C. 

      Somatic

    • D. 

      None

  • 15. 
    Latosha and Sharleen were hiking through a park when Latosha slapped Sharleen on the shoulder. "What did you do that for?" inquired Sharleen. "There was a bug on your shoulder," replied Latosha. Sharleen deduced that the bug must have been very small, since she had not been able to detect the pressure of its weight on her shoulder. The smallest amount of pressure Sharleen can detect involves which of the following?  
    • A. 

      Just noticeable difference

    • B. 

      Discriminative stimulus

    • C. 

      Absolute threshold

    • D. 

      Feature detection