Chapter 13: Sensory System

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Sensory System Quizzes & Trivia

We all know them; sight, touch, sound, taste and smell – but how much do you really know about how your five primary senses operate? Take the following quiz and answer all of our questions on the sensory system to see if you know as much as you should about the way you perceive the world.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the specialized area of a sensory neuron that detects a specific stimulus?
    • A. 

      Tract

    • B. 

      Receptor

    • C. 

      Dorsal root

    • D. 

      Node of Ranvier

  • 2. 
    Photoreceptors detect
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Acid

    • C. 

      Light

    • D. 

      Tissue distortion

  • 3. 
    A nociceptor detects
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Light

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      [H+]

  • 4. 
    The gustatory sensation is most related to the
    • A. 

      Eight cranial nerve

    • B. 

      Rods and cones

    • C. 

      Organ of Corti

    • D. 

      Taste buds

  • 5. 
    The colored part of the eye that contains the intrinsic eye muscles: the circular muscle and the radial muscles
    • A. 

      Suspensory ligaments

    • B. 

      Iris

    • C. 

      Retina

    • D. 

      Macula lutea

  • 6. 
    This structure is attached to the lens, causing its shape to be changed
    • A. 

      Retina

    • B. 

      Iris

    • C. 

      Cornea

    • D. 

      Suspensory ligaments

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is least related to the retina?
    • A. 

      Rods and cones

    • B. 

      Fovea centralis

    • C. 

      Cornea

    • D. 

      Macula lutea

  • 8. 
    The cerebral lobe is concerned primarily with vision
    • A. 

      Precentral gyrus

    • B. 

      Postcentral gyrus

    • C. 

      Occipital

    • D. 

      Corpus callosum

  • 9. 
    Which of the following structures secretes tears?
    • A. 

      Lacrimal gland

    • B. 

      Optic disc

    • C. 

      Canal of Schlemm

    • D. 

      Ciliary body

  • 10. 
    Which of the following structures is located on the outside of the eye?
    • A. 

      Conjunctiva

    • B. 

      Ciliary body

    • C. 

      Lens

    • D. 

      Vitreous humor

  • 11. 
    Rods
    • A. 

      Are concentrated in the macula lutea

    • B. 

      Detect red, yellow, and blue colors

    • C. 

      Are concerned with night vision

    • D. 

      Are located in the occipital lobe

  • 12. 
    This layer of the eyebal supplies blood to the retina
    • A. 

      Rods and cones

    • B. 

      Sclera

    • C. 

      Choroid

    • D. 

      Iris

  • 13. 
    The superior rectus muscle
    • A. 

      Causes miosis

    • B. 

      Causes mydriasis

    • C. 

      Moves the eyeball

    • D. 

      Regulated accomodation

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is located in the posterior cavity of the eyeball?
    • A. 

      Vitreous humor

    • B. 

      Cornea

    • C. 

      Lens

    • D. 

      Ciliary muscle

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is least related to the optic nerve?
    • A. 

      Cranial nerve II

    • B. 

      Sensory nerve

    • C. 

      Conveys information from the retina to the occipital lobe

    • D. 

      Innervates the extrinsic eye muscles

  • 16. 
    An increase of intraocular pressure is most likely to cause
    • A. 

      Cataracts

    • B. 

      Damage to the retina, leading to blindness

    • C. 

      Macular degeneration

    • D. 

      Night blindness

  • 17. 
    The sclera
    • A. 

      Is the outer layer of the eyeball

    • B. 

      Contains the rods and cones

    • C. 

      Scretes aqueous humor

    • D. 

      Is the attachment site for the suspensory ligaments

  • 18. 
    A cataract is a
    • A. 

      Retinal detachment

    • B. 

      Bulging optic disc

    • C. 

      Cloudy lens

    • D. 

      Scarred cornea

  • 19. 
    What is the location of the semicircular canals and the cochlea?
    • A. 

      Inner ear

    • B. 

      Middle ear

    • C. 

      Outer ear

    • D. 

      Pharynx

  • 20. 
    The malleusm incus, and stapes are called
    • A. 

      Organ of Corti

    • B. 

      Hearing receptors

    • C. 

      Ossicles

    • D. 

      Cartilage

  • 21. 
    These hairlike recptors are located in the cochlea
    • A. 

      Ossicles

    • B. 

      Rods and cones

    • C. 

      Organ of Corti

    • D. 

      Adenoids

  • 22. 
    What is the name of the tube that connects the pharynx and middle ear?
    • A. 

      Vestibule

    • B. 

      Oval window

    • C. 

      Eustachian

    • D. 

      Cochlea

  • 23. 
    This structure seperates the outer ear from the middle ear
    • A. 

      Tympanic membrane

    • B. 

      Pinna

    • C. 

      Round window

    • D. 

      Oval window

  • 24. 
    This ossicle sits in the oval window
    • A. 

      Malleus

    • B. 

      Hammer

    • C. 

      Stapes

    • D. 

      Incus

  • 25. 
    Bone conduction occurs here
    • A. 

      Outer ear

    • B. 

      Middle ear

    • C. 

      Inner ear

    • D. 

      Semicircular canals