MCQ On Nervous System: Trivia Quiz!

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MCQ On Nervous System: Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Functions of the spinal cord include:
    • A. 

      Controlling the somatic nervous system

    • B. 

      Processing and storing memories

    • C. 

      Producing reflex actions

    • D. 

      Transporting sensory information about taste and smell

  • 2. 
    How many pairs of cranial nerves are there?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      14

  • 3. 
    Which of the following correctly describes the functions of the cerebrum?
    • A. 

      Involved in seeing, hearing and speaking

    • B. 

      Controls homeostasis

    • C. 

      Controls skeletal muscles, posture and balance

    • D. 

      Transports sensory informatio from spinal cord to the rest of the brain

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements about the sympathetic nervous system is correct?
    • A. 

      It generally inhibits all activity

    • B. 

      It generally conserves energy in the body

    • C. 

      It controls the body when we are at rest

    • D. 

      It generally stimulates activity

  • 5. 
    Which part of a motor neuron is the part that receives impulses (the input part of the cell)?
    • A. 

      Cell body

    • B. 

      Axon

    • C. 

      Dendrite

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    What are myelin sheaths around nerve cell axons produced by?
    • A. 

      Neurolemma

    • B. 

      Nodes of Ranvier

    • C. 

      Plasma cells

    • D. 

      Schwann cells

  • 7. 
    Cranial nerves are part of the:
    • A. 

      Central nervous system

    • B. 

      Peripheral nervous system

    • C. 

      Memory system

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    What type of cells are olfactory receptors?
    • A. 

      Chemoreceptors

    • B. 

      Mechanoreceptors

    • C. 

      Baroreceptors

    • D. 

      Thermoreceptors

  • 9. 
    The part of the nervous system that helps stimulate the response to stress is the:
    • A. 

      Somatic

    • B. 

      Autonomic

    • C. 

      Sympathetic

    • D. 

      Parasympathetic

  • 10. 
    What type of neurone transmits impulses from the skin to the central nervous system?
    • A. 

      Afferent (sensory)

    • B. 

      Efferent (motor)

    • C. 

      Association

    • D. 

      Inter neurones

  • 11. 
    What type of neuron transmits impulses from the central nervous system to the muscles?
    • A. 

      Afferent (sensory)

    • B. 

      Efferent (motor)

    • C. 

      Neuroglia

    • D. 

      Inter neurones

  • 12. 
    Where on a motor neuron are the synaptic vesicles containing neurotransmitters found?
    • A. 

      In the myelin sheath

    • B. 

      At the end of the dendrites

    • C. 

      In the cell body

    • D. 

      At the end of the axons

  • 13. 
    How are nerve impulses transmitted through the nervous system?
    • A. 

      Electrically

    • B. 

      Chemically

    • C. 

      Electrochemically (Combination of electrical and chemical transmission)

    • D. 

      By vibrations

  • 14. 
    Which two ions are necessary for the transmission of a nerve impulse?
    • A. 

      Sodium and potassium

    • B. 

      Calcium and magnesium

    • C. 

      Potassium and calcium

    • D. 

      Magnesium and sodium

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not classified as a region of the brain?
    • A. 

      Medulla

    • B. 

      Diencephalon

    • C. 

      Pinna

    • D. 

      Cerebellum

  • 16. 
    How many pairs of spinal nerves are there?
    • A. 

      11

    • B. 

      21

    • C. 

      31

    • D. 

      41

  • 17. 
    The region of the brain responsible for regulating homeostatic processes is the:
    • A. 

      Hypothalamus

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Cerebrum

    • D. 

      Thalamus

  • 18. 
    The region of the brain responsible for regulating basic functions such as breathing and heartbeat is the:
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Medulla

    • C. 

      Cerebellum

    • D. 

      Hypothalamus

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