MCQ Quiz About Nervous System

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Nervous System Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will only scratch the surface of the nervous system covered in chapters 8 and 9.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    White matter is primarily for ___________ while gray matter is primarily for ___________.
    • A. 

      Control, response

    • B. 

      Transmission, processing

    • C. 

      Response, control

    • D. 

      Processing, transmission

  • 2. 
    Spinal taps are usually taken from below L3 because there is no longer a solid cord there, but a part referred to as the
    • A. 

      Medulla oblongata

    • B. 

      Cervical plexus

    • C. 

      Horse's mane

    • D. 

      Cauda equina

  • 3. 
    The part of the brainstem that works with reflex actions is the
    • A. 

      Midbrain

    • B. 

      Pons

    • C. 

      Medulla oblongata

  • 4. 
    The relay station in the brain is the
    • A. 

      Thalamus

    • B. 

      Hypothalamus

    • C. 

      Epithalamus

  • 5. 
    How did you recognize the transverse fissure during the brain dissection lab?
    • A. 

      Separated the 2 hemispheres

    • B. 

      Separated the temporal lobes from the frontal lobe

    • C. 

      Separated the frontal lobe from the parietal lobe

    • D. 

      Separated the cerebrum from the cerebellum

  • 6. 
    The cerebral lobe responsible for sensory perception is the _______ lobe.
    • A. 

      Frontal

    • B. 

      Parietal

    • C. 

      Temporal

    • D. 

      Occipital

  • 7. 
    The most voluntary part of the brain is the
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Diencephalons

    • D. 

      Brain stem

  • 8. 
    Why must CSF move?
    • A. 

      To keep oxygen supplied to the brain

    • B. 

      To prevent stagnation

    • C. 

      To prevent drugs from entering the brain

    • D. 

      To move the brain so that it won't rest

  • 9. 
    The meningenal layer on the brain that you tried to remove in the lab was the
    • A. 

      Dura mater

    • B. 

      Arachnoid mater

    • C. 

      Pia mater

  • 10. 
    The peripheral nervous system can be subdivided into
    • A. 

      The somatic and autonomic divisions

    • B. 

      The sensory and motor divisions

    • C. 

      The sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions

    • D. 

      The CNS and PNS

  • 11. 
    ________ neurons carry information away from the brain.
    • A. 

      Sensory

    • B. 

      Motor

    • C. 

      Interneurons

  • 12. 
    Schwann cells are to the PNS, what ______________ are to the CNS.
    • A. 

      Astrocytes

    • B. 

      Nodes of Ranvier

    • C. 

      Ependymal cells

    • D. 

      Oligodendrocytes

  • 13. 
    Phagocytes that dispose of debris are
    • A. 

      Microglia

    • B. 

      Satellite cells

    • C. 

      Schwann cells

    • D. 

      Astrocytes

  • 14. 
    The neuron part that actually is not a part is the
    • A. 

      Axon

    • B. 

      Cell body

    • C. 

      Dendrite

    • D. 

      Synapse

  • 15. 
    The _______ nerve controls the expression of the face and anterior taste buds.
    • A. 

      Trigeminal

    • B. 

      Vagus

    • C. 

      Facial

    • D. 

      Hypoglossal

  • 16. 
    The brachial plexus is the nerves at
    • A. 

      C1-C4

    • B. 

      C5-C8, T1

    • C. 

      T12-L4

    • D. 

      L4-S2

  • 17. 
    The common name for cerebrovascular accident is
    • A. 

      Stroke

    • B. 

      Heart attack

    • C. 

      Multiple sclerosis

    • D. 

      Hydrocephalus

  • 18. 
    Loss of use on 1 side of the body is
    • A. 

      Paraplegia

    • B. 

      Quadraplegia

    • C. 

      Hemiplegia

  • 19. 
    Bell's palsy is from damage to the ____ cranial nerve.
    • A. 

      2nd

    • B. 

      7th

    • C. 

      11th

    • D. 

      16th