Life Science Ch. 15; The Nervous System

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Life Science Ch. 15; The Nervous System

Basic Structure and Function of the Nervous System


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The long "stringy" portion of a nerve cell along which a nerve impulse travels away from the cell body is called the...
    • A. 

      Dendrite

    • B. 

      Schwann Cell

    • C. 

      Synapse

    • D. 

      Axon

  • 2. 
    A motor neuron sends an impulse to...
    • A. 

      A muscle or gland

    • B. 

      A sensory neuron

    • C. 

      An interneuron

    • D. 

      Another motor neuron

  • 3. 
    A synapse is the space between...
    • A. 

      One cell and another cell

    • B. 

      An axon and the structure that receives the nerve impulse

    • C. 

      A dendrite and the cell body

    • D. 

      An axon and the cell body

  • 4. 
    The thick column of nerve tissue that links the brain to most of the nerves in the peripheral nervous system is the ...
    • A. 

      Brain

    • B. 

      Spinal cord

    • C. 

      Cerebellum

    • D. 

      Cornea

  • 5. 
    Which activity does your cerebrum control?
    • A. 

      Remembering math equations

    • B. 

      Breathing as you sleep

    • C. 

      Keeping your balance

    • D. 

      An increase in heart rate after running

  • 6. 
    Structure A is... Structure B is... Structure C is... Structure D is...
  • 7. 
    Because of the way in which the lens of the eye bends light rays, the image produced by the lens is...
    • A. 

      Black and white

    • B. 

      Usually blurred

    • C. 

      Upside down

    • D. 

      A mirror image

  • 8. 
    The peripheral nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The part of the brain that controls balance is the ______________________
  • 10. 
    Structure A is the...
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Brain stem

    • D. 

      Pineal gland

  • 11. 
    Structure B is the...
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Brain stem

    • D. 

      Spinal cord

  • 12. 
    The part labled C is the...
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Brain stem

    • D. 

      Spinal cord

  • 13. 
    The part labled D is the...
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Brain Stem

    • D. 

      Spinal cord

  • 14. 
    A muscle contracts in response to an impulse carried by the type of neuron known as a(n) ___________ neuron.
  • 15. 
    In the part of the inner ear called the ________________, receptors convert sound vibrations into nerve impulses.