Chapter 9: Central Nervous System

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Central Nervous System Quizzes & Trivia

The central nervous system controls most functions of the body and mind. It consists of two parts, which are the brain and the spinal cord. The brain is the center of our thoughts and the spinal cord connects a large part of the peripheral nervous system to the brain. Take this Chapter 9 quiz on the nervous system below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a component of the limbic system?
    • A. 

      Hippocampus

    • B. 

      Cerebral cortex

    • C. 

      Amygdala

    • D. 

      Midbrain

    • E. 

      Hypothalamus

  • 2. 
    The circadian rhythm is established by what brain area?
    • A. 

      Suprachiasmatic nucleus

    • B. 

      Amygdala

    • C. 

      Thalamus

    • D. 

      Occipital lobe of cerebral cortex

    • E. 

      Pons

  • 3. 
    What type of junction between the endothelial cells of brain capillaries produces the blood-brain barrier?
  • 4. 
    Myelinated axons are found in the (gray/ white) matter
  • 5. 
    Somatic efferents originate in the (dorsal/ ventral) horn of the spinal cord
  • 6. 
    The major function of the (cerebrum/ cerebellum) is to coordinate body movements
  • 7. 
    What three structures make up the brainstem?
  • 8. 
    What is the major sensory relay nucleus to the cortex?
  • 9. 
    The area of the brain most closely associated with fear is the _______.
  • 10. 
    The __________ system is associated with emotions, learning, and memory.
  • 11. 
    The ability to recall information when taking physiology exams is an example of __________ memory.
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