Chapter 5: The Peripheral Nervous System (Grivas)

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Nervous System Quizzes & Trivia

Unit 3 exam prep.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A mosquito lands on your arm. You move your hand to swat it. Your sensation and your response are the result of ______ activity.
    • A. 

      Adrenal gland

    • B. 

      Autonomic nervous system

    • C. 

      Somatic nervous system

    • D. 

      Parasympathetic nervous system

  • 2. 
    Maria saw a child run across the road and get hit by a car. When she reached the child, who was unconscious on the road, Maria was in a state of panic. She was sweating and her heart was racing Maria’s physiological state when she reached the child resulted from the activation of the ______ nervous system.
    • A. 

      Parasympathetic

    • B. 

      Sympathetic

    • C. 

      Somatic

    • D. 

      Central

  • 3. 
    The division of the nervous system that automatically restores bodily systems to their normal level of functioning after heightened activity is called the ______ nervous system.
    • A. 

      Somatic

    • B. 

      Central

    • C. 

      Sympathetic

    • D. 

      Parasympathetic

  • 4. 
    As the result of a car accident, Jana was diagnosed with paraplegia. Her inability to use her legs to walk is the result of the inability of her ______ nervous system to communicate with her ______ nervous system.
    • A. 

      Central; autonomic

    • B. 

      Somatic; central

    • C. 

      Somatic; sympathetic

    • D. 

      Autonomic; sympathetic

  • 5. 
    A key role of the peripheral nervous system is to
    • A. 

      Integrate and coordinate all neural information arriving from outside the body so that messages can be sent to different parts of the body.

    • B. 

      Carry information to and from the CNS.

    • C. 

      Carry information to sensory organs, muscles and glands, but not the CNS.

    • D. 

      Carry information from muscles, organs and glands to the CNS.

  • 6. 
    Which division of the nervous system transmits messages to initiate muscle activity?
    • A. 

      Sympathetic

    • B. 

      Parasympathetic

    • C. 

      Autonomic

    • D. 

      Somatic

  • 7. 
    Something gives you a sudden and unexpected fright. Which division of the nervous system will be activated when this happens?
    • A. 

      Sympathetic

    • B. 

      Parasympathetic

    • C. 

      Somatic

    • D. 

      Central

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems is correct?
    • A. 

      The sympathetic nervous system stimulates secretion of adrenaline, whereas the sympathetic nervous system inhibits secretion of adrenaline.

    • B. 

      The parasympathetic nervous system increases contractions of the bladder, whereas the parasympathetic nervous system relaxes the bladder.

    • C. 

      The parasympathetic nervous system increases heart rate, whereas the sympathetic nervous system restores the heart rate to its normal level of functioning.

    • D. 

      The parasympathetic nervous system dilates the pupils, whereas the sympathetic nervous system contracts the pupils.

  • 9. 
    The autonomic nervous system
    • A. 

      Regulates movements of skeletal muscles

    • B. 

      Initiates movements of skeletal muscles

    • C. 

      Regulates the activities of visceral muscles, organs and glands

    • D. 

      Regulates biofeedback and biofeedback responses

  • 10. 
    Sensory neurons carry information to the ______, and motor neurons carry information from the ______.
    • A. 

      Somatic nervous system; peripheral nervous system

    • B. 

      Central nervous system; somatic nervous system

    • C. 

      Central nervous system; central nervous system

    • D. 

      Peripheral nervous system; peripheral nervous system

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