Function Of A Synapse Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which part of the brain is respinsible for memory?
    • A. 

      Medullar oblongata

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Cerebrum

    • D. 

      Pons varolii

  • 2. 
    What is the cause of multiple sclerosis?
    • A. 

      Damage to the basal ganglia of the brain.

    • B. 

      Deterioration of the motor neurones in the body.

    • C. 

      Loss of the protective myelin sheath from nerve fibres.

    • D. 

      Paralysis of the face caused by injury or infetion of the facial nerve.

  • 3. 
    How many pairs of lumbar nerves are there?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      8

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is an inflammation caused by infecion or injury?
    • A. 

      Cerebral palsy

    • B. 

      Parkinson's disease

    • C. 

      Multiple sclerosis

    • D. 

      Neuritis

  • 5. 
    How many pairs of spinal nerves are there?
    • A. 

      27

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      31

    • D. 

      33

  • 6. 
    What is the function of a synapse?
    • A. 

      To insulate and protect axons

    • B. 

      To help insulate axons

    • C. 

      To speed up the passage of nerve impulses along the fibre.

    • D. 

      To enable a verve impulse to be transmitted from one neuron to another.

  • 7. 
    What is the function of the facial carnial nerve?
    • A. 

      To supply the muscles which move the eyes.

    • B. 

      To supply the muscles which move the eyeballs

    • C. 

      To transmit impulses from the taste buds.

    • D. 

      To supply the muscles of the tongue enabling it to move.

  • 8. 
    The sympatic nervous system affects the heart by?
    • A. 

      Acceleration the action of the heart.

    • B. 

      Constricting the flow of blood in the heart.

    • C. 

      Slowing down the action of the heart.

    • D. 

      Lowering blood pressure.

  • 9. 
    The bracial nerves supply the?
    • A. 

      Muscles of the neck, shoulder and skin.

    • B. 

      Chest muscles and the main part of the abdominal wall.

    • C. 

      Muscles from the base of the neck in the fingertips and skin.

    • D. 

      Skin and muscles of the lower abdomen, thights and groin.

  • 10. 
     Neuralgia can be defined as?
    • A. 

      Shooting pains along the course of a nerve.

    • B. 

      Pain down the back and outside of the thight.

    • C. 

      Disease of the basal ganglia.

    • D. 

      Paralysis or weakness of one side of the face.

  • 11. 
    The muscular and nervous system work together to?
    • A. 

      Control and coordinate movement

    • B. 

      Regulate body changes

    • C. 

      Protect

    • D. 

      Reproduce

  • 12. 
    The part of the nervous syste which works cloesly with the respiratory system for inhalation is the?
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Medulla oblongata

    • D. 

      Spinal Cord

  • 13. 
     Which one of the following carnial nerves is not onvolved with the parasympathetic nervous system?
    • A. 

      Hypoglossal

    • B. 

      Vagus

    • C. 

      Facial

    • D. 

      Glossopharyngeal

  • 14. 
     What is the effect of the neuritis?
    • A. 

      Tremors and rigidity in muscles.

    • B. 

      Pain along the lenght of the nerve.

    • C. 

      Lack of control over the motor system of the body.

    • D. 

      Muscular weaknees, loss of muscular coordination, problems with skin sensation, speech and vision.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is a function of the parasympathetic nervous system?
    • A. 

      To reduce the rate and force of heart contraction.

    • B. 

      To rise blood pressure.

    • C. 

      To constrict the blood vessels in the digestive system.

    • D. 

      To dilate the blood vessels.

  • 16. 
    Which one of the following is not involved with the reflex arc?
    • A. 

      The spinal cord

    • B. 

      A sensory nerve

    • C. 

      The heart

    • D. 

      A motor nerve

  • 17. 
    The sympathetic nervous system affects the skin by?
    • A. 

      Dilating blood vessels

    • B. 

      Decreasing Sweating

    • C. 

      Increasing sweating

    • D. 

      Relaxing the erector pili muscles in the skin

  • 18. 
    Which of the following are motor nerves?
    • A. 

      Trochear, abducent

    • B. 

      Glossopharyngeal, olfactory

    • C. 

      Trigeminal, vagus

    • D. 

      Optic, vestibulocochlear

  • 19. 
    What is the outer membrane of the meninges called?
    • A. 

      Dura mater

    • B. 

      Pia mater

    • C. 

      Arachoid mater

    • D. 

      Periosteum

  • 20. 
    The nervous system overworks in times of stress causing?
    • A. 

      Sciatica

    • B. 

      Decreased heart rate

    • C. 

      Low blood pressure

    • D. 

      Muscle tension

  • 21. 
     What is the function of an axon?
    • A. 

      To help regenerate nerve cells.

    • B. 

      To send impulses to the cell body.

    • C. 

      To send impulses away from the cell body

    • D. 

      To act as a chemical messenger allowing an impulse to be sent.

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