Human Body Quiz: Nervous System

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Human Body Quiz: Nervous System

The nervous system is charged with coordinating the body’s actions by transmitting signals through the network of nerve cells from one body part to the other. How well do you understand this system? Take up the quiz and see how high you score. Remember to check up the answers you get wrong.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This is the job of the nervous system:
    • A. 

      To send messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to and from the body.

    • B. 

      To break down food to be used by the body.

    • C. 

      To remove wastes from the body.

  • 2. 
    This is made up of the brain and spinal cord.  
    • A. 

      Peripheral nervous system

    • B. 

      Central nervous system

    • C. 

      Enteric nervous system

  • 3. 
    Made up of sensory neurons, clusters of neurons called ganglia and the nerves connecting them and the central nervous system.  
    • A. 

      Central nervous system

    • B. 

      Peripheral nervous system

    • C. 

      Enteric nervous system

  • 4. 
    Nerve cell:
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Neuron

  • 5. 
    The major organ of the nervous system encased in the skull:
    • A. 

      Neuron

    • B. 

      Axon

    • C. 

      Brain

  • 6. 
    The part of the brain in charge of thinking and memory:
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Medulla oblongata

  • 7. 
    This part of the brain controls coordination and balance:
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Medulla oblongata

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Medulla oblongata

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Axon

    • B. 

      Dendrite

    • C. 

      Spinal cord

  • 10. 
    Specialized connection with other cells:
    • A. 

      Synapse

    • B. 

      Lobe

    • C. 

      Cerebrum

  • 11. 
    The cell body of a neuron:
    • A. 

      Dendrite

    • B. 

      Axon

    • C. 

      Soma

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Dendrite

    • B. 

      Axon

    • C. 

      Soma

  • 13. 
    A special nerve filament that arises from the cell body and travels up to a meter:
    • A. 

      Dendrite

    • B. 

      Axon

    • C. 

      Soma

  • 14. 
    Helping cells of the brain:
    • A. 

      Axons

    • B. 

      Dendrites

    • C. 

      Glia

  • 15. 
    A subsystem of the peripheral nervous system:
    • A. 

      Enteric nervous system

    • B. 

      Central central nervous system

    • C. 

      Voluntary nervous system