Brain Matters: Chapter 1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which is the specialized cell capable of sending and receiving information?

    • A.

      Glia

    • B.

      Astrocyte

    • C.

      Neuron

    • D.

      Dendrite

    Correct Answer
    C. Neuron
    Explanation
    section 1:09 (specific 1:14)

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  • 2. 

    Communication within a neuron is ____________________ , whereas communication between neurons is ____________________ .

    • A.

      Chemical, Chemical

    • B.

      Electrical, Electrical

    • C.

      Chemical, Electrical or Chemical

    • D.

      Electrical, Electrical or Chemical

    Correct Answer
    D. Electrical, Electrical or Chemical
    Explanation
    section 5:10 (specific 5:24)

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  • 3. 

    Which is a chemical used to communicate between neurons?

    • A.

      Neurotransmitter

    • B.

      Synapse

    • C.

      Action Potential

    • D.

      Dendrite

    Correct Answer
    A. Neurotransmitter
    Explanation
    section 5:10 (specific 9:10)

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  • 4. 

    Which is the fiber bundle that carries signals away from the neuron?

    • A.

      Dendrite

    • B.

      Axon

    • C.

      Terminal

    • D.

      Cell Body

    Correct Answer
    B. Axon
    Explanation
    section 3:45 (specific 4:26)

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is the correct order of communication within a neuron?

    • A.

      Cell Body, Dendrite, Axon

    • B.

      Dendrite, Cell Body, Axon

    • C.

      Dendrite, Axon, Cell Body

    • D.

      Axon, Cell Body, Dendrite

    Correct Answer
    B. Dendrite, Cell Body, Axon
    Explanation
    section 5:10 (specific 5:54)

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